Michael Derry


I am an art director, illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. My work includes character design, animation, commercial and editorial illustration, concept art, storyboards, comic art, and graphic and interactive design. As Art Director at plug.dj, I lead in the creation of hundreds of animated, dancing avatars, as well as environments, chat badges, and other graphic elements for the site. I created the characters and look for the animated pilot and mobile game “Dino Dogz.” I worked on the web series “The DiCaprio Code” and “Trailer Tidbits” for the Walt Disney Internet Group and for fourteen years, I wrote and illustrated the comic strip “Troy,” which appeared in numerous alternative publications. I later developed “Troy” as an animated short that screened at film festivals all over the world. I have worked in a variety of styles but my work is always colorful, clean, precise, and original.