Derek Man Lui is a man blessed with this middle name. He is fascinated by how the Internet influences culture and vice versa, so he’s made it his mission to live inside different Internets and cultures.

Derek grew up in San Francisco on a diet of Nintendo, burritos and fog. He then spent nearly a decade in Shanghai and Beijing, where he made hot censored content behind the Great Firewall of China. Currently, he is studying British at Wieden + Kennedy London.

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○  Wieden+Kennedy, London
○  AKQA, Shanghai
○  BBH, Shanghai
○  Proximity, Beijing
○  Duncan/Channon, San Francisco
○  Evolution Bureau, San Francisco
○  Academy of Art University, San Francisco


Nike (for China, EMEA, and global), Jordan, Airbnb, Volkswagen, TED, Skittles, National Trust, Sainsburys, Camden Town Brewery


It’s Nice That, New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Hypebeast, PSFK, Brutalist Websites, Frankie Magazine, Design Taxi, Quartz, Web Design: The Evolution of the Digital World


○  Cannes: Gold, Silver, 4x Bronze, 4x Shortlist
○  One Show: Silver in Data Visualization
○  Webby: 360° Video, Data-Driven Media Honoree
○  FWA: Mobile SOTM, 2x Mobile SOTD 
○  Creative Circle: Silver
○ Spikes Asia: 2x Gold, 2x Silver, 2x Bronze