Derek Thomson

Art Director
  1. Where can we usually find you on your lunch break? Weather permitting, I enjoy taking a bicycle ride into downtown Minneapolis for lunch. There are endless skyway options in addition to the ever growing number of food trucks. 

  2. If you had to live in a place other than Minnesota, where would it be? I have found some of the most beautiful and surreal landscapes on the northern west coast. I would live out there somewhere. The redwoods, the mountains, and the ocean, they all have a certain mystical allure to them. 

  3. List one quirk that most people don't know about you. Most days, I wake up to a song playing in my head. They are always different and are seemingly random.

  4. When you were five, you thought you'd grow up to be a... Even when I was five years old, I had a feeling I would grow up to do an art something or other.
  5. What's your favorite section of Minnesota Business magazine?​ The features are often the most work, which can make them the most rewarding. I really get to dive into these stories in all aspects. I get to meet the people behind all kinds of different and interesting businesses. They share with me all types of things beyond the front desk. We then take a whole bunch of pictures and get to share their stories with our readers.