Deroy is a founding partner and creative director at Hyperakt. With a decade and a half of experience designing brand identities, data visualizations, online experiences and products, Deroy is equal parts designer, entrepreneur and cheerleader. He provides creative and visionary leadership for the Hyperaktivists and is the driving force behind Hyperakt Labs, which creates opportunities for their ideas to flourish.
Deroy was a professor at Parsons the New School for Design during four years and has been a guest lecturer at several prominent art schools and universities. He is an active member of the design community and has given talks for AIGA NY, Type Directors Club, UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) and the Visualized Conference. His work has won numerous awards, has appeared in several books and has been recognized in notable publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, The Guardian (UK), Time, Forbes, Corriere della Sera (Italy), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany) and Le Monde (France). Deroy’s work has been featured in museums and galleries in England, Spain, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Brazil and the United States.
Deroy was born in Havana, Cuba, has lived in five countries, and loves to travel. He lives with his wife Jenna, sons Luco and Naim, and daughter Vega in Brooklyn. He is a do-gooder and a die-hard FC Barcelona fan.Follow @deroyperaza