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Derek Johnson

Front-End Developer
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"I love throwing myself at problems and looking for new and innovative ways to solve problems or improve upon the existing state. I highly value efficiency and optimization, especially when it comes to how I approach work. If you spend all of your time and energy thinking 'outside the box,' maybe it's time to build yourself a new box."

Derek Johnson is a front-end developer with a passion for creating innovative and functional websites. He enjoys researching new technologies and employing fresh perspectives to solve problems.

Since joining the BoxCrush team, Derek has been using his skillset to unite marketing strategies with website design and navigation, in order to drive lead generation and facilitate meaningful user experiences.

Before coming to BoxCrush, Derek was a developer for Belden, a global company with 14 brands. His background includes both frontend and backend development, Ruby on Rails, Angular, React, and HubSpot.

Derek enjoys playing games online with friends, tabletop role-playing games, and spending time at home with his wife and new daughter. While still new to fatherhood, he is already curating an impressive list of “dad jokes” (much to the chagrin of his wife). He also houses an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Wars trivia and can effortlessly drop random references into casual conversation.