Derek C. Nelson is a Partner and Creative Director at Clique, a leading digital agency he co-founded with Ted Novak when he was 19. Clique is an award-winning design, engineering and analytics company, building digital experiences for 400+ high-growth businesses.
Clique works in the industries where digital has the biggest impact: education, healthcare, eCommerce, finance and startups. Clique has grown for 10 consecutive years, taking home Gold at the American Business Awards (San Francisco, 2014), being honored at the Webbys (2015), and being named one of Chicago's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" (2015).
Derek started designing and developing when he was 12. He teaches "Designing for Conversion" as an Adjust Professor at Startup Institute, mentors design students at General Assembly and occasionally writes and speaks on conversion strategies, currently for Smashing Magazine. Previously, Derek worked on the 2008 Obama campaign (as a Field Organizer) and graduated with honors from the Missouri School of Journalism.