I create digital experiences that educate, persuade, delight, and produce results.
Hi! I’m Derin Tolu, and I create custom digital experiences for businesses of all sizes. I have worn many hats as a digital experience designer. I’ve worked with many forms of interactive content throughout my career and have directed my growth towards maximizing engagement, creativity, and learning. I would love to help with your next…
Promotional / Training Video
Bespoke Interactive Content
Intranet / Community
Here are some examples of my work...
Tools of the Trade
Every project is a chance to learn something new. I’ve challenged myself to approach every project without any assumptions. I let my curiosity guide me to the best solutions. Sometimes that means learning something new to complete the task at hand.
projects and counting...
…and I’ve picked up some invaluable skills along the way. I enjoy learning new technologies and techniques to engage audiences that create memorable experiences. I keep up with design trends and industry changes and incorporate them into my work when appropriate.
I've had some fantastic opportunities...
eLearning Designer / Developer
I am working on a multi-disciplinary team, building bespoke e-learning modules for Beyond’s clients. Together we crush deadlines and produce beautiful work.
Digital Experience Designer
Century 21 Real Estate Alliance
I oversee all of the digital experience design initiatives for C21 Real Estate Alliance in Northern California. This includes all marketing materials, internal messaging, and social media platforms.
Freelance Learning Experience Designer
Palo Alto Networks
I worked on 3 different projects for Palo Alto Networks with different stakeholders for each project. For my latest project, I managed the stakeholder relationship from launch to completion as an extension of their internal team. I successfully delivered four courses collaborating with the stakeholders every step of the way.
Training Design and Development Specialist
At WeWork, I got to work on many different projects. I was part of a small team that built e-learning from the ground up. Together we authored and developed over 100 courses. We divided projects between us and were responsible for managing stakeholder relationships and conducting research by collecting feedback from learners to optimize course content and delivery. I worked with the cybersecurity and facilities teams to roll out their first company-wide initiatives. Additionally, I took a special interest in optimizing the onboarding process and worked with regional learning managers to create onboarding portals for each region.