Spring Branch, Texas

Derek Mouton 503-989-0194

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Creative consulting & custom fabrication

Creative consulting & custom fabrication

Creative consulting & custom fabrication Creative consulting & custom fabrication
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Derek Mouton - Owner/Operator - Apex Creative Design

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Career Path

Product Design & Fabrication Skillset

Product Design & Fabrication Skillset

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.  I was very fortunate to be mentored in the art of puppetry and stage craft at the highest level at the Michael Curry Design studio.  This is where all of my skills came together as 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. 

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Product Design & Fabrication Skillset

Product Design & Fabrication Skillset

Product Design & Fabrication Skillset

  • Metal fabrication, machining, welding
  • Mechanical engineering  
  • Craft work 
  • Composites 
  • Carpentry 
  • Electronics
  • Pneumatics
  • Puppetry 
  • Costumes 
  • Human interface and ergonomics 
  • Robotics and Animation
  • Graphic design (CAD, Sketch)
  • Agile Work Flow principals & Collaborative Design
  • Prototyping 
  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Installation and Customer support. 

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Inspirations

Product Design & Fabrication Skillset

Inspirations

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

User Experience Design

CASE STUDY:  Check out my Vela Weather app project on BeHance.