Darek Tatum
is a web designer.

For serious.

I've been designing and building websites since before that one kid videotaped himself doing those cool Jedi broomstick moves. I've mostly worked in-house for brands like Half Price Books, JCPenney, BeautiControl Cosmetics, and more!

Resolute Property Tax Solutions

Design to Responsive Web

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Half Price Books mobile

Design to Adaptive Web

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Switch to Trend Micro

PSD to Responsive Web

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Designer: Angela Faz

Half Price Books

Design to Web

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Awarded: Silver Addy 2010

Dallas Comedy House

Design to WordPress

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Caraway Strings

PSD to WordPress

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Designer: Brandon DeLoach

Freedom Stones

Design to Web

Project Info
Coming Soon

jLife: JCPenney

Design to Web

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Blank Your Holiday

Design to Web

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Awarded: Bronze Addy 2013


Design to Web

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Lone Star Wildflowers

Design to Web

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JCPenney Holiday Party

Design to Web

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I invite you to whip out your smartphone and check out HPB.com.

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Where I've Worked

Half Price Books

Web Developer/Designer
2010 – Present

  • Manage web team overviewing design and code
  • Design/code/manage HPB.com and other HPB owned websites
  • Design/code dynamic emails
  • Prepare wireframes/mock-ups/annotations for new page designs
  • Involved in UX decisions and usability testing
  • Design digital assets for advertising/social media

Silver Addy for HPB.com redesign 2010
Bronze Addy for BlankYourHoliday.com 2013

Freelance Web Designer

2003 – Present

  • Design/develop interactive, cross browser compatible sites based on client requirements
  • Implement/customize eCommerce engines
  • Implement/customize CMS such as WordPress
  • Perform customer service and duties common to small businesses


Web Design and Development for Internal Communications
2009 – 2010

  • Designed/developed associate-facing sites
  • Prepared/implemented streaming video, photo galleries, and minor writing for company intranet
  • Provided support and knowledge for new web initiatives including social networking and idea management
  • Designed/coded associate emails

Awarded: HR Associate of the Month for initiating and facilitating use of QR tags in monthly print publication and introducing streaming video to the corporate intranet site

BeautiControl Cosmetics

Web Designer/Tech Specialist
2006 – 2009

  • Acted as lead designer in redesign and development of consultant intranet site
  • Converted Photoshop documents to fully functioning HTML/CSS pages
  • Assisted in management and development of BeautiControl owned websites
  • Worked with Javascript frameworks such as jQuery and Mootools to create interactive, dynamic web pages
  • Designed/coded emails

American Association for Respiratory Care

Internet Services Specialist
2004 – 2006

  • Assisted in management and development of AARC sites
  • Designed site layouts/UI
  • Designed/created animations/UI in Flash
  • Designed layouts/print ads for publication in member magazines
  • Wrote press releases for online publications
  • Created/distributed mass emailings using large member database



  • Learned one of the last Starbucks manual espresso machines in the country
  • Caffeinated customer service