and Multi-Business Owner
Derin Lindsey is the ULTIMATE CREATIVE. He started his company, Derin Lindsey Graphic Design at the age of 19 in his dorm room at Alabama A&M University where he began his career designing for stage plays, events on campus and greek organizations. With no funding to continue his education, Derin dropped out of college as a sophomore in May 2011, and continued to pursue his passion as a graphic designer. Derin went on to create hundreds of graphics, logos, merchandise, book covers and websites for a variety of grass-roots businesses, celebrities, churches and nonprofits. In June 2015, Derin began hosting networking events with paneled discussions and entertainment provided by local artists and sometimes painters. Derin thought it was important that his clients marketing not only looked good, but that they knew how to brand and market their businesses as well. Because of this he went on to produce networking events titled: Branding and Brews I & II, Marketing & Mimosas I & II, All About Advertising, Mind Your Business, and Marketing & Millennials New Orleans. In May 2017, Derin began curating social events that weren't educational. These themed events included posh decor and entertainment by local singers, visual artists, and even comedians. Those events included: Denim Art & Soul I, II & III and Linen-Lavish-Life. In summer June 2018, Derin launched a blog titled Black New Orleans (BNO), which highlights local black businesses, and local influencers. Through BNO he's hosted: A Celebration of NOLA Black Men and Black New Orleans Market Block Party, that event featured 30 local black businesses, 2 disc-jockeys and 3 live performances from local artists. In June 2019, Derin was fired from his job, an International Law Firm, where he worked as a graphic designer for 7 years. He decided then to continue his career as a graphic designer full-time. In September 2019, Derin launched a t-shirt line titled, "Another Clothing Line” and in January 2020, Derin took a risk and hosted his first event outside of New Orleans. The Marketing & Millennials Tour 2020 was held in Atlanta, GA and it was a huge success. The tour was to include stops to Houston, TX and Miami, FL but was postponed due to the worlds massive shut down in March 2020 to COVID-19.
And in September 2021, almost one year into the pandemic, Derin was diagnosed with Stage 5 Kidney Failure (ESRD). Immediately he began advocating for Black Men's Health using the hashtag #INeedBlackMenToGoToTheDoctor. Just a month after being released from the hospital, Derin hosted his first black men's health drive titled "Health is Wealth.” The event featured 2 Black Male Doctors; a Personal Trainer; a Pastor; a Nutritionist; and a Therapist.
Derin has serviced over 750 clients in his 11 year journey of business. His company, now called, Derin Lindsey: The Brand, is still one of the top graphic design and branding firms located in New Orleans. He continues to offer creative marketing design, brand consulting, networking/social events; and now social media management and branding webinars. Because of Derin’s passion for men’s health, Derin speaks at conferences and events on the topics of Black Men’s Health and Branding/Marketing.
Consider Derin Lindsey as a speaker for your next event, workshop or conference!
07 / 14 / 19
1:00 p.m. (CST)
07 / 24 / 19
Pink Wednesday's Secure The Bag
Panelist & Speaker
Restoration Place Church
6:00 p.m. (CST)