Meet Derek Barnes

Derek has been with the company since 2011, managing our sign production and doing graphic design. Growing up his hobbies included drawing and painting, which inevitably led him to pursue a career as a graphic designer. When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children, as well as coaching his son’s baseball teams. Derek still takes pleasure in drawing as a hobby outside of the office and believes he’s “helping to beautify area neighborhoods with custom and updated sign work” when he’s creating designs at Otto’s.

I asked Derek what he likes about working at Otto’s and his response was, “The people make it fun! Even with as busy as it gets, we all pull through and get things done.

Employee Spotlight Questions

  1. What is your favorite season of the year and why? Spring, because it’s a renewal of the outdoors.
  2. Do you have any pets? Yes, our dog Copper and 2 cats, Sadie and Shadow.
  3. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Italy.
  4. Which sports team(s) do you root for? Indiana Hoosiers, Cincinnati Reds, and Indianapolis teams — Colts and Pacers.

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