Derek Scacchetti


I'm a designer, illustrator and creative director living and working in Cincinnati.

I studied at the University of Cincinnati, where I gained a variety of design and cooperative skills. In addition to three internships, I was honored to travel abroad with the Field School in Sustainable Development to Brazil in 2006 and Greece in 2007.

My professional experience has offered an array of practice in design with an emphasis on marketing, creative direction, and communication. This work includes time spent as the Marketing and Art Director at Coffee Emporium where I transformed their identity and developed the company’s online presence, leading to increased revenue and national exposure of the company.

Most recently I have worked as a contract designer and artist with ArtWorks CincinnatiOver-the-Rhine Museum, Theatre Management Corporation, and Cincinnati Historic Homes. In addition I serve on the board of the Cincinnati Preservation Collective, an organizer for Cincy Bike Month, and the founder of Urban Rangers - groups that engage the public through various experiences around the city of Cincinnati. These roles have given me the opportunity to lead a multitude of projects that connect individuals to the stories of the arts, products, and places.

I currently live and work in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. I love architecture, espresso, craft beer, city flags, Midwest towns, and riding my bike.