THEYWALKAMONGUS™

The Design Practice of
Derek Vander Griend


Working at the intersection of communication, pop culture, and commerce Derek affectionately creates timeless, playful, and tactile graphic experiences that engage the viewer in a non-verbal, visual dialogue between ideas and objects.
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Client:

Compound PDX

Project:

The Space In Between





As heritage Portland streetwear purveyor Compound prepared to move locations, they needed a brand refresh and an engaging temporary retail space to get local streetwear hounds hyped.

Along with updating their logo icon and wordmark, we created a design system that spoke to their ethos – creating a community space to swap and cop streetwear.

Dubbed “The Space in Between,” we leaned into the space’s temporary nature to create an engaging street-level experience.

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Capabilities︎

Art Direction
Brand Design
Environmental Design






Client:

Kotobuki Japan

Project:

KOKO







Introducing KOKO, Japan’s first data-driven play space in the Yurakucho area, located in the heart of Tokyo.

Created in partnership with KOTOBUKI, a 100-year-old Japanese public furniture company, we created an environment and brand system that celebrates how children create: optimistic, innocent, and just a little bit messy.

Inspirated by KOKO’s data collecting mission, we created a modern, approachable and playful system for both children and adults. 

The goal was to give children the freedom and space to fill with imagination, allowing them to decide – bit by bit, day by day – who they are and who they’d like to be.






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Capabilities︎

Art Direction
Brand Design
Environmental Design








Client:

adidas x Foot Locker 

Project:

Fest Pack







Every year, thousands flock to manmade oases to experience the joy of outdoor festivals. In 2019, adidas & Foot Locker inspired young women to cultivate their own personal oasis. 


Leaning into the artifical nature of festivals, we created a simple and surreal campaign that invited consumers to create their own festival experience. A place for her to express herself freely. 

Our goal: Support young women in finding, expressing and cultivating love for yourself by creating “Your Oasis.”

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Capabilities︎

Art Direction
Graphic Design

Content Creation





Client:

Various

Project:

Gig Posters ‘18-’20





Various Gig Posters from 2018-2020

Lana Del Rey USA Tour 2020
Dr. Dog SEA Feb. 2020 
Cigarettes After Sex SEA Sept 2019
James Blake SEA Mar. 2019 
UMO SEA May 2018
Phospheresent SEA Nov. 2018
Spesh SEA July 2019




Credits ︎

Capabilities︎

Graphic Design