Since graduating from the design course at NIDA in 1984, Derrick has become one of Australia's most versatile designers, working in theatre, opera, television, exhibitions, events and major retail stores throughout Australia.
Amongst his most memorable professional stage designs are Barry Humphries' Back to my Roots (Australian & USA Tour), Look At Me When I'm Talking To You, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, The One Day of The Year, The Real Thing, The Glass Menagerie, Black River, Oscar's Turn To Sing, Crown Matrimonial. He has also been designer for Christmas At The Opera House for the Sydney Opera House Trust and Les Miserables at the Hills Centre.
Derrick was field Art director for Disney Sea Toyko working with an international team of artists.
The Theatre Design course at the Australian Theatre for Young People was initiated by Derrick. He is also a gifted scenic artist, painting sets for all the major theatre companies across the country including The Sydney Theatre Company and The Australian Opera.
Derrick was the production designer on the film “Arranged” due to be released later this year