Meet Darren Fox


Creative junkie, fueled by craft beer, loves ink, part nerd, craves adventure.

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, Inc., a Chicago Web Design Company with expertise in web design and development. When not online, you can usually find Darren outside. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, atv riding, and hiking. Currently residing in Yorkville, IL with his wife and daughter.

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 beverage industry.

Highlights + Recognition

  • 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