Derik Hobbs is an Illustrator and Designer from a reclusive town in Tennessee. Graduating with a BFA in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, he developed an illustrated voice that both mirrored and challenged his personality and thought process. His work has gained accolades from Society of Illustrators, Applied Arts, iJungle, SCAD, Creative Quarterly, and been featured in exhibitions across the U.S. from NYC to Savannah, Georgia. He appreciates quietness and ominous elements of life and his surroundings, observing nature and wildlife to find rhythms and repetitions that are visually stimulating. Those themes translate into his draftsmanship and design language, his finesse with color and rhythm are also catalysts for the mood he wishes to create. His work commonly carries a theme of allegorical elements and sometimes-subtle metaphors, and is carried by his meticulous use of line and repetition. All often juxtaposed against hard edged design elements and contrasting features. Derik currently resides in Nashville, TN where he is working as a freelance artist and illustrator.

B.F.A. Illustration, Art History
Savannah College of Art and Design

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Clients include:
Bugle Magazine, (RMEF) - Montana
The New Atlantis Journal - Washington DC
Berlin Quarterly - Germany
Capelight Pictures - Germany
Dreamers Supply Co. - Birmingham, Alabama
Project 615 - Nashville Tennessee
Sulfur Ridge Luxury AIRBNB - Middle Tennessee
Soul Craft Coffee Company - Middle Tennessee
Lahire - Nashville Tennessee
The Emory Group - South Carolina
FORGED Nutrition Co. - Middle Tennessee

Recent Accolades

2018 - AIGA Western Kentucky U. - Fall Speaker and Panel
2018 - Cover Artwork for Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth Ultimate Edition Blu Ray”
2018 - RocketLight Magazine - Winter '18 Issue, Featured Work
2017 - iJungle Awards - Editorial Illustration Merit Award
2017 - - "Best Graphic Designers in Tennessee"
2017 - Garde Magazine - Winter Issue Featured Artist
2016 - Applied Arts Award Winner - Fall '16 Exhibtition/Issue
2016 - Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Award Exhibition
2016 - Creative Quarterly - Issue #44 Runner Up
2016 - Port City Review - Issue #4 Feature
2016 - SCAD Graduate Illustration Anthology Appearance
2016 - SCAD Major Connections Spring Lecture Speaker
2016 - SCAD Drawing Works Appearance
2015 - Port City Review - Issue #3 Feature
2015 - SCAD Annual Bookmark Contest - 2nd Place