Who am I? It’s an existential question that can’t easily be answered here (nor would we have enough time to devote to giving that question the attention it so rightly deserves). However, since you clicked over here, you probably want to know some less-than-existential background information. Here goes…

Born and raised in the “City Lincoln Loved” Springfield, Illinois, Derrick Jones is a Washington, D.C.-based jack of many trades: designer, event planner, stage manager, communications and social media guru. He has more than 20 years of design and advertising experience (he helped bring the Ursuline Academy Yearbook into the digital age), and 20 years working on communications and events in the political and non-profit communities. He graduated from The Catholic University of America with a degree in drama.

His design experience is diverse in size and scope: national, state and local branding and advertising campaigns, promotional materials (including membership brochures and annual reports), programming materials (including political mailers and direct mail packages), and membership materials (including newsletters and other member-oriented communications.  His ads have been published in such publications as USA Today, Washington Post, Roll Call, The HIll, and The Washington Times, among others.

Derrick’s experience as a stage manager, and in particular as a production manager with the former Actors’ Theatre of Washington gave him a jump-start into the word of event planning, beginning with ATW’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala & Show, SEXE: The Floor Show. Since those days at ATW, he has used modest budgets to plan, coordinate and implemented national conventions, fundraising galas in New York and DC and numerous weddings. His experience with events ranges from planning room sets, food & beverage, audio/visual needs, volunteer management, registration, press relations, rentals, VIP handling, party rentals and silent auctions.





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