Derek Roberts "There's a Lack of Humanity Sometimes"

About this episode

We talk to Derek Roberts, a designer and art director currently living in England. His family came to the UK from the Caribbean by way of St Vincent and Barbados. We talk about his early days in England and how he got his start in the product and apparel world by taking creative risks. This eventually got him a job in Ohio, at Abercrombie and Fitch, which led his dream job at Nike. And we also get into how he connected with the classic American brand Pendleton where he got to work with the Marvel and Star Wars brands.

About the show

*Webby Award Honoree* First Generation Burden focuses on the intersection of immigrants and the creative community. We celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in America through longform interviews. Basically, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Hosted by Rich Tu, an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.

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