Derick Magnusen

Bar none, the most important aspect of a business is customer relation. If we’re doing business together, my number one goal at all times is to make sure that you’re happy and comfortable.

When I graduated from high school I knew one thing about myself, I wanted to work with computers somehow. At the tail end of my freshmen year of college in 2011, I discovered my love for photography. Puzzled how I was going to combine both of my hobbies, I began taking pictures of my builds and eventually started doing reviews of products. My goal; to raise the photo quality standards for builders and reviewers alike.

In 2013 I started a photography internship with EK Water Blocks in Slovenia. The internship eventually led to full time employment where I stayed for nearly 4 years. Being the sole USA employee at the time, I learned about every aspect of the business, from sales, to marketing, to support, to business management and development.

Two of the most important things I learned during my time at EK was that part of the reason that I excelled at what I did was because I am also the target market of our products. The other was that proper, professional media production is hard to come by in this industry. Almost every single major company in the industry outsources to production companies to create marketing materials, the problem is that these media companies have no idea about our niche industry. They may be able to produce high quality content, but they require a lot of hand holding in the beginning, that costs the companies valuable time.

After leaving EK I founded Senpai Studios with Joe Mercado. Our goal is to provide content to our clients that they want to hang on the walls of their office. Computers can be so much more than functional office equipment, they can be works of art.