Categories: Meet the Team!


DEREK TANG is a Marine Corps veteran, born and raised in San Jose, CA. Picking up a GoPro and recording his hobbies and work, he fell in love with storytelling and earned an Associate’s degree in Film/TV Production from De Anza College. Currently he resides in San Diego, finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art Media with a minor in Marketing from the University of California, San Diego. Derek is a nerd with a passion for telling stories, which is what led him to Vanguard Culture where he aspires to develop the skills necessary to succeed and contribute to this community. He loves Dungeons and Dragons, has interests in Virtual Reality, and enjoys writing short stories in his spare time.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.