Meet Darren Fox


Creative Marketing Expert in Yorkville, IL

Darren Fox started his design and marketing career in 2000 as a Junior in high school doing a variety of freelance work. He later went on to work at a local sign company and then a web design agency. In 2009, he founded Idea Marketing Group, a marketing agency known for web design and development. When not online, you can usually find Darren outside. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, atv/trail riding, and hiking. Currently residing in Yorkville, IL with his amazing wife and crazy daughter (my fault).

Darren is a keynote speaker available for a variety of digital marketing topics as well as the host of Pitcher This!, a podcast focused on thought leadership and marketing within the CPG industry.

Highlights + Recognition

  • 2022 Top B2B Design Firm by
  • 2021 Top B2B Design Firm by
  • 2021 Ranked #20 for Top Web Design Companies on
  • 2020 Top Digital Agency by
  • 2020 Rated #1 on The Manifest for Top Marketing Strategy Agencies Worldwide
  • 2019 Top Chicago Web Design Agency by
  • 2018 The Best of Small Business Awards SB100
  • 2018 Leading Chicago Agency by
  • 2017-present, Google Ads Search Certified
  • 2016 Small Business of the Year Awarded by the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015-2020, Yorkville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Committee, PAY Co-facilitator
  • 2014 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA
  • 2013 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award: Young Entrepreneur from the Daily Herald in Chicago
  • 2012-2014, International Live Events Association (ILEA) Chicago Chapter, Board of Directors
  • 2013-2014, DesignFirms Web Award Winner
  • 2012-2013, DesignFirms Web Award Winner
  • 2009-2016, Oswegoland Optimists Club Member

Speaking + Events