Derrick Martinez, raised in west Detroit, is a senior at Madonna University in Livonia studying video production for film and TV. Being a multiple student award-winning producer and director, he believes the small “human” moments that connect our experiences are what make great video. Originally pursuing Computer Animation after graduating from Baker College in 2015, Derrick changed career paths after finding the storytelling capabilities he had with a camera in his hands. While working professionally as a freelance producer and videographer, Derrick is excited to continue practicing his craft with SEEN Magazine. When he is not working or studying, Derrick enjoys embracing the cat Dad life, by curling up and watching movies with his 13-year-old cat named Bear.