Spring Branch, Texas

Derek Mouton 503-989-0194

Apex Creative Design

Creative consulting & custom fabrication

Creative consulting & custom fabrication

Creative consulting & custom fabricationCreative consulting & custom fabricationCreative consulting & custom fabrication
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About Me

Background

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My passion to create and invent started as a child building with Legos, drawing, making movies, photography, making art, model making, painting, sculpting, and performing magic tricks.  As a teenager I started to understand machines and engineering by working on cars.  I continued to develop my creative and technical skills by taking drafting and art classes in high school and college.  Working at Michael Curry Design brought all of my skills together.  I was very fortunate to be mentored in the art of puppetry and stage craft at the highest level.  I developed into a world class problem solver, mechanical designer, fabricator, engineer and inventor, building  dynamic props and puppets for live theatrical productions worldwide.  I continue working in the entertainment industry as a freelance Creative Consultant and Custom Fabricator.  I am currently working on my UX Design certification and expanding my Design Thinking skillset. 

Design & Fabrication

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  • Metal fabrication, machining, welding
  • Mechanical engineering  
  • Craft work 
  • Composites 
  • Carpentry 
  • Electronics
  • Pneumatics
  • Puppetry 
  • Costumes 
  • Human interface and ergonomics 
  • Robotics and Animation
  • Design Thinking 
  • Industrial design
  • Interaction and Experience design
  • Graphic design (CAD, Sketch)
  • Prototyping, workshopping concepts and collaborative design 
  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Installation and Customer support. 

Inspiration

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  • Biomechanics in animals and nature
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Thinking, Critical Thinking, Philosophy
  • Physics, engineering, mechanics
  • Technology and innovation
  • Architecture, visual arts 
  • Kinetic art, sculpture
  • Theater, Film & Photography 
  • User Experience Design