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Derek Ahlberg

Digital Tech/Retoucher

How did you get into the industry?

A wise fine art professor showed me the world of commercial photography and I jumped right in.

What inspires you?

Cutting a rug.

What is your hometown?

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Favorite restaurant?


What do you like to do on the weekends?

Chase my toddler around the city and then nap.

What is your favorite band or type of music?

Thundercat meets the Cardigans.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

If you're done changing, then you're done.

What book, movie read/seen recently you would recommend and why?

Eat a Peach by David Chang, because its a good to reminder life is hard, and beautiful, and delicious.

Are you a traveler or a homebody? Why?

Both! I love getting out of town, and yet I need to sleep so veg town at home is a must in between.

Derek Ahlberg


Mentor: Yes

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