About Macrotwin

I provide website design, research, and consulting that helps you sell your products and services online.

My name is Derek Chiodo. I am the founder and UX designer here at Macrotwin. My goal is to help you sell more products and services by improving your website.

I am a freelancer located in Blaine, MN which is about 20 minutes from Minneapolis. This means you'll be working and communicating directly with me. I have 15 years of experience in website design, digital marketing, and user experience design.

I use research-based guidelines, continuing education, and previous experience to inform my marketing and design decisions.

Good communication and customer support are important to me.

Mon - Fri: 8 AM to 5 PM CST


Derek Chiodo
Owner & UX Website Designer


Nielsen Norman Group

User Experience Certification

Certificate in User Experience with a Specialty in Interaction Design and UX Research, awarded by Nielsen Norman Group, a world leader in UX design and research. This demonstrates a high level of dedication to UX education, and a strong commitment to the field of UX.

Coursework Completed:

  • Personas: Turn User Data Into User-Centered Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Journey Mapping to Understand Customer Needs
  • Writing Compelling Digital Copy
  • The One-Person UX Team
  • Persuasive and Emotional Design
  • Web Page UX Design
  • Information Architecture
  • The Human Mind and Usability
  • Mobile User Experience
  • Discoveries


Conversion Rate Optimization Certification

Live group coaching. Instructor: Peep Laja. In recognition of completing rigorous conversion rate optimization (CRO), user experience, and digital analytics training.

Market Motive

Web Analytics Master Certification

Demanding live training taught by Google’s digital marketing evangilist Avinash Kaushik and his staff at Market Motive.


Digital Marketing Nanodegree

Coursework Completed:

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Content Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing With Google Ads
  • Display Advertising
  • Email Marketing


“Derek Chiodo was tremendous in building a web link to support patient viewing on our clinical trial. He took great care to develop it per the needs of the study and the design has been very well received. Derek has excellent knowledge and is very responsive and dependable.”

- Scott Tsurutani, Johnson & Johnson

Associate Director, Clinical Operations

“I've worked with Derek Chiodo for eight years. Over that time, I've hired him to design and develop two E-Commerce websites for me, my language teaching audiobook covers, and help me promote my businesses online. Derek has always been honest, incredibly talented, and extremely accessible. He gets back in touch with you, and he does a great job”

- Mark Frobose, Language Audiobooks Inc.

Creator of Macmillan Audio’s “Behind The Wheel®

“What can I say..Derek always performs above and beyond on every project I have hired him for. I rarely come across individuals who not only deliver on time but over deliver in all areas. I have had the pleasure of working with Derek on an off for over 10 years. Derek’s ability to handle multiple projects has produced big wins for my various business launches. If you're looking for a master of online business consulting, marketing and website design then Derek is your guy."

- Don Brown, Invent Wow

Inventor, Ab Roller®

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Mission and Beliefs

  • Help get your company established and increase revenue online
  • Have a high-level understanding of your business so I know how the pieces work together
  • Provide good communication and customer support
  • Be easy to work with
  • Be reliable