Ride Steady.

“More fins under your foot will help any surfer direct his board
with more control and with less response time.”

– surfscience.com

Well-designed, steady-riding brands are what we live for at Four Fin Creative, and we don’t think it should wipe out your marketing budget. We have helped some of the fastest growing businesses in San Diego to:

• Strategically design a new brand from scratch
• Re-align and re-focus an existing brand
• Produce high-quality print materials and websites for established brands.  

We are marketing savvy, knowledgeable and reliable: helping clients take their brand to a new level, and saving them time and headache. Give us a call at 619-609-7477 for a free consultation to see how we can help propel your brand.

How We Work.

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    First things first. We stop and think. In the fast-paced, cheaper-the-better, need-it-now world that we live in, often deep thought gets left behind. You can get a logo for $99 or a graphic for $5 – but you get what you pay for. If you are serious about your brand, you need a serious design partner. Someone who takes time to stop and think, ask questions, and deliver brands that are on-strategy, and supporting designs that are always on-brand.


    We are not fine artists or hot shots. We are designers, developers, and otherwise creative people, whose main goal is to dive into your brand’s soul and convey it visually. We work for you, and you know your brand better than anyone else. So collaboration is key to our success in telling your story.


    One thing our clients consistently compliment us on is our ability to deliver what was in their heads. It’s not magic. It’s listening. It’s asking the right questions and never making assumptions. We also take feedback well, because this is a partnership and designs always improve when they are questioned and fine-tuned.

Our Work.

  • All
  • Branding
  • Web
  • Print
  • infographics
  • Packaging

USD Dean’s Report


Frontier Water Systems Branding


USD SOLES Infographics

Print / infographics

Bam Communications Website



Branding / Packaging

Susie Edwards Photography

Branding / Web

The Kebab Shop Website


Enchanted Garden Gala

Print / Branding

Kensington Brewing Company

Branding / Packaging

Bondi Grill House

Branding / Print

Frontier Water Systems Website

Web / infographics

Jaime Partners Brand

Web / Print / Branding

Satisfied clients.

Most of our work comes from referrals and we are humbled by the support. See what they are saying on Yelp.

Our blog.

The Four Fin blog is a place where we share the latest from Four Fin, our client's success stories, and tips on branding your business.

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Meet the Minds.

  • Jen Derks CEO / Creative Director

    Four Fin Creative is the hard work and heart of Jen Derks, a design professional with over 10 years of experience working in advertising and marketing design. She’s designed award-winning work for clients such as the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, Live United Anchorage, and the Bristol Bay Native Corporation. With her love of design and branding, and her educational background in advertising, she’s found her calling crafting brands for small to medium sized companies and events.

    For Jen, success is measured by balance. Balancing a rewarding career, the joys of raising children, and outdoor adventuring keeps Jen humble and grounded. When not making her client’s lives easier, you might find Jen surfing, pinning new inspiration, adventuring in Alaska, or sharing her love of San Diego with her little family of five (if you include Penny, the black lab, and we do).

    Kendall Lord Graphic Designer

    We recently welcomed Kendall to the team as Four Fin’s first resident graphic designer. She’s an adventure lover and an expert PB&J maker. She gets amped on beautiful design, sustainability, and glassy waves.

    After graduating from Tufts University, Kendall worked in Business Development and Operations for a start-up in San Francisco, where she realized her true calling to be a designer. A great fit for the Four Fin culture, Kendall has a can-do attitude and loves to collaborate. She makes sure that our clients’ needs are met with fresh creativity and quality design on every project she touches.

    A Strong Network freelance / contract

    Our network of designers, developers, printers and photographers make the collective “we” you see referenced on the website. These professionals have been carefully vetted to uphold our quality standards, and they assist in bringing the best work to our clients.

  • Are you an easy going, positive person who’s interested in working for a small but growing design firm that values great design and work/life balance? We’re looking for you.

    Account Manager / Operations

    We are looking for an organized account manager to join our team. As a small company with growth goals, the right candidate will be an integral part of refining company processes and making sure our projects run smoothly and our work flow is efficient. Previous experience working for an advertising, design or marketing agency preferred. A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience required. Salary will be hourly DOE. We offer generous sick and vacation pay, but no health insurance or 401K at this time. Part time or flexible hours are negotiable.

    Must be a self starter and independent worker. Are you a people person? Do you love a good process? Do you like being in charge of details, timelines, budgets and client satisfaction? Do you want to work for a small firm, wearing more than one hat, and being an integral part of the company’s growth and success?

    Job responsibilities include

    – Identify and implement online account management software best suited for company needs
    – Maintain good direct contact with existing clients to track active jobs and field new requests
    – Analyze active jobs on a daily and weekly basis to track progress and profitability
    – Follow up with the design team, and consultants where necessary to keep projects moving
    – Review designs for accuracy and consistency before submitting to client
    – Work with vendors as needed to secure quotes or schedule production
    – Work closely with existing team to refine company processes
    – General filing and office organization as needed

    Please send Resumés and inquiries to info@fourfincreative.com


We may be small, but our list of expertise is not. Our range of capabilities makes us a great fit for any company who needs ongoing brand design and marketing, without hiring a full-sized agency. Learn More >

Brand Strategy & Development

A good brand starts with a solid footing of market knowledge, a clear strategy and defined goals. We have a four-step process to dive in and really uncover your brand before we lift a pencil.

Brand Management

Designing a brand and throwing it out to the world is the first step. Maintaining it to be relevant and consistent is ongoing. We pride ourselves on the continued strength and evolution of our clients brands.

Graphic Design & Art Direction

With a well defined brand, there is no limit to the ways it can be communicated and promoted. From business cards and collateral to interior wall graphics and photo-shoot styling, we’ve got your ongoing design needs covered.

Website Design and Development

If you don’t have a responsive, attractive, and easy to follow website for your business, you are losing a lot of potential customers. We work on the flexible WordPress platform to provide high quality websites for our clients.

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