Young Ones Student Awards

The Young Ones competition is one of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive and design student competitions. It has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1986.

2013 One Show College Jury

Deroy Peraza

Founding Partner, Creative Director


New York

Deroy Peraza • Founding Partner, Creative Director, Hyperakt

Deroy Peraza was born in Havana, Cuba. He has a BFA from Parsons the New School of Design. Deroy is a founding partner and creative director at Hyperakt, a New York City design firm that helps changemakers tell their stories. The firm's clients are organizations that focus on meaningful social issues and businesses that empower through entrepreneurship and technology.

Deroy loves crafting visual stories at the crossroads of social entrepreneurship and design. He constantly juggles vastly different projects, ranging from brand identities to website interfaces and data visualizations. His restlessness drives him to invent products such as and His role at Hyperakt is to provide creative and visionary leadership and mentorship for the Hyperaktivisits, as well as being a hands on designer.

Deroy taught at Parsons the New School for Design from 2004 to 2008 and has spoken about his work at several design colleges and events. He has lived in five countries, loves to travel and lives with his wife Jenna and his son Luco in Brooklyn. He is also a ridiculously passionate soccer fan and can often be seen wearing FC Barcelona gear.




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