Des began his film career as an Apprentice to George Lucas in the early 90s. With an extensive background in Physical Production, Script Development, Visual Effects, Budget Analysis, Tax Incentives and Post Production, Des has also designed and produced the digital finishing on over 80 of Hollywood's most ambitious feature films. Some of Des’s film credits include “THE STAR WARS TRILOGY – SPECIAL EDITION”, “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN”, “QUANTUM OF SOLACE”, “FAST & FURIOUS”, “TERMINATOR: SALVATION”, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3”, “FLIGHT”, “JOHN WICK” as well as the ground-breaking features “TRANSFORMERS”, “WATCHMEN” and “300”. Notable television work includes "VEEP", "MADAM SECRETARY", "CRIMINAL MINDS", "NCIS" & "NCIS: LA".
While at Lucasfilm, Des was one of the pioneering figures behind what would become known as “The Digital Intermediate Process”. This workflow and process would ultimately revolutionize the way all feature films, and television shows would be made.
In September 2012, Des was honored as one of the "Hollywood 50" at a Gala Ceremony on the Sony Pictures Lot. This award was in recognition of the Top 50 most influential technology innovators in the entertainment industry.