jim darski | design + motion

jim darski | design + motion

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Jim Darski

Motion Designer, Editor, Art Director


2021 - Present

Apple, Inc.  Sunnyvale, Cupertino, CA
Motion Designer (Staff)
Animating graphics for Apple Instructional Products

2015 - 2021

Apple, Inc.  Sunnyvale, Cupertino, CA
Motion Designer (Contract)
Animating graphics for launch events and in-store displays, UI animation, and recreation, developing style frames, motion tests, and visual elements for interactive content.

2018 - 2020

Verum Securitas  SF Bay Area
Senior Motion Designer / UI, UX Designer
Promotional videos, UI/UX development

2008 - 2015

Beyond Pix Studios San Francisco
Senior Motion Designer, Video Editor, Art Director
Designing content for promotional videos, event projections, interactive and print.  Clients include: eBay, Yahoo!, Visa, Skype, LinkedIn, Sonoma Raceway, Levi’s, Chevron, Nestle, URS, EMMY SF, Bay Area Bike Coalition and more

2013 - 2015

Art Institute of California San Francisco
Instructor: Motion Graphics and Editing (part-time)
Basic and intermediate After Effects and motion design courses, video ending, curriculum development, independent study supervision.

2005 - 2008

Motion Designer, Editor
Corporate promotional videos for clients: TMG Creative, McCann Group, Microsoft, Sony Playstation, Mint.com, Styker, Hudson Soft, Clients include: Stryker, Connetics, Anita Borg Foundation, Roche Molecular, Understanding Plastic Surgery, Neil Young and more


2000 - 2003

Film & Video Master Degree
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1995 - 1999

Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
San Francisco Art Institute


Design and animation, art direction, visual development, video editing, UI / UX, promos, event videos, in-store displays, motion design instructor, team supervision
Adobe Creative Cloud, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D, Storyboard Pro, Sketch

Awards & Recognitions

1st Place CreaTV Award Nonprofit PSA 2015
Bike to Work (2014)

Official Selection 2016 Seattle Polish Film Festival
Lines of Dreams (2015), director, animator