Derek Ellis obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. Through exploring aspects of performance in human nature, as well as many other unique types of performance, he was able to incorporate and expound upon his strong visual sensibility.  His interest in the visual image has been expressed many ways, such as being an art framer, an artist, a gallery curator, and even still a sometime-actor.


For over a decade now, he has been a successful prop and still life stylist, and continues to strive toward his aesthetic of finding the drama and unexpected in the simplest of objects.