- B.A., Campbell University
- M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
Derek Black is a practicing typeface designer, typographer, graphic designer and calligrapher. After founding a small design studio serving a variety of clients from local artisans to corporations, he was invited to teach at Ivy Tech State College. Black came to Savannah as a recipient of a portfolio fellowship to pursue an M.F.A. in graphic design. His interests include typographic research and design and serigraphy.