Derrick K Maddox
549 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, Ca
Phone: (323) 223-1169


California Institute of the Arts 1996
MFA, Fine Arts
University of California, San Diego 1991
BA, Communications


Current versions of InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop (ACE/ACI), Adobe Premiere, Macromedia Director, SoundEdit16, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word, Access), After Effects, 3-D programs, Management Software and Database (Filemaker, One Eye Match), Video Editing, Retouching, Compositing, Prepress, Fine Art Printing, Color Correction, GUI, Web Design, (Digitally Savvy), Management Skills (work-flow, marketing, workshops, worked closely with various personnel), Counseling, Game Tester, Educator (CompTia CCT+ Certification), Fabrication, Sculptor, Fine Art Skills, Musician, Spoken Word.


Poredesign, Owner 2003-Present
Digital Imaging Production

Learning Works Charter School, Pasadena, CA 2009-10
Art Instructor

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2009
Photoshop Instructor

Karl Denson/Shanachie Entertainment, San Diego, CA 2009
Graphic Production Artist

Optimist Youth and Family Services 2003-2009
Student Counselor

Sony Amercia, San Diego, CA 2000-2003
Video Game Tester

Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA 1999-2003

Otis Parsons College of Arts and Design, Los Angeles, CA 1999
Visiting Professor

Delta Sigma Theta Head Start/ State Preschool, Los Angeles, CA 1998
Van Driver/ Nutrition Coordinator

The Progressive Arts Academy, Compton, CA 1998
Art Teacher

Fremont Youth Collaborative Project, Los Angeles, CA 1998
Beautification Program- Site Leader

California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA 1998
Installer/ Preparer

Gallery services, Los Angeles, CA 1997
Installer/ Driver

Los Angeles Center for Photographic studies, Hollywood, CA 1997
Project Organizer/Teacher

Nix Pix Productions, San Diego, CA 1997
Artistic Director (Bird Call)

Video Applications, Tustin, CA 1997
Audio-Visual Technician

Stanford University/Events services, Palo Alto, CA 1996
Audio-Visual Technician

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 1995-1996
Teaching Assistant

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA 1995
Project Coordinator

Intersection Gallery, San Diego, CA 1994
Co-Director, Speaking of Change (poetry/prose reading)

Nu-Way of San Diego, San Diego, CA 1988
Youth Counselor/Video Instructor

Child Development Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA 1988-1991
Teaching Assistant


Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 2011

Learning Works Art Center On-Line Library: Creator 2010

Head chef/Meals coordinator Learning Works Middle School camping trip 2010

Featured Installation Artist in Repos Divisonís play, Doomsday Kiss 2009

Adobe Certified Instructor Photoshop CS3 2008

Adobe Certified Expert Phtotshop CS3 2008

CompTIA CTT+ (certified technical trainer) 2007

Opened up for Zap Mama San Diego tour Dates 2007

Headlining act Del Mar Arts Festival 2007

Featured Installation Artist in Please, Please, Please, Donít Go!, Ave. 50 Studio 2007

Featured Installation Artist in isolation/expansion Exhibit, American InterContinental University 2007

Graphic Desisigner for LADIGís first anniversary event flyer 2004

Multi-Media Certificate, Foundation College, San Diego, CA 1999

Production Assistant Training, Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA 1998

Producer/Curator/Artistic Director, The Whoop Dang Doodle,
Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
Oversaw entire production of one-day Arts festival confronting issues of racism through direct social interaction. Solicited internal funds, gathered additional monies and in-kind donations from outside businesses, and organized a multi-cultural spectrum of like-minded artists to volunteer their time. Supervised logistics of event, such as acquiring permit from ABC. Served as administrative liaison among school officials, security, performers, and venue coordinator.

Arts Management Internship, ARTS INC., Los Angeles, CA 1995

Spoken word Artist, Leo "Wadada" Smith Creative Music Ensemble, Valencia, CA The Leo smith creative music ensemble was the vanguard agent of Cal Arts and the Community arts program (CAP), which was hired out to play at local and not so local events (schools, seminars, and public assemblies). The main focus of this program was to provide a bridge for disadvantage students into the world of the arts by introducing them to the power and beauty of improvisational music. 1994-1996

MTV Southern California regional poetry contest winner 1994

Owner/ Producer, Ghetto Ballet Productions, San Diego, CA
An independent film company with the support of U.S. Grants has produced three videos that have aired on Deep Dish Public Access Television.
Love is Work for Slaves: 20 min. 1989
As of Yet Untitled (The Enemy): 9 min. 1989
Love is Heavy: 15 min. 1990
Tasks performed: Write grants, scripts, storyboards, audition talent, scout locations, art direction, cut redtape, Pre and post-production, lighting, sound, editing

Deep Dish Television Internship, New York, NY 1990


D.Jette. "and an installation by Derrick Maddox reads like the sandbox of an eight year-old after the Bomb."
LA Theatre Review 27 April 2009
Apr 2009

Sean Dillingham. "The exhibition...contains some fine if not thoroughly perplexing examples of contemporary art." University of California, Riversideís, The HIGHLANDER 7 April 1998 Apr 1998

Anonymous. "Admirers stop to study the works of installation Artist, Derrick Maddox". Precinct Reporter 2 April 1998: A-7 Apr 1998

Belly-up Magazine, Solana Beach, CA May 1997

Exhibition Space, published by CAL ARTS, Valencia, CA Nov 1996

Speaking of Change, sponsored by U.S. Grants and UCSD Dept of Literature, La Jolla , CA Mar 1994

Third College Literary Journal funded by Third College, UCSD, La Jolla, CA Spring 1993


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