Profile photo

Jay Kim


Previous positions

  • Web Designer at The Proactiv Company
  • UI + Graphic Designer at Confidential


University of Southern California, MFA, Animation & Digital Arts





Visual designer specializing in graphic design, motion design, product design, and UI/UX. Experienced in marketing, advertising, and e-commerce space. Innately driven to solve problems both functionally and aesthetically.


  • Visual Designer

    June 2017 – Present(2 years 4 months)West Hollywood, CA

    Visual Designer for

    Recommendations (1)
  • Web Designer

    The Proactiv Company

    September 2014 – June 2017(2 years 9 months)El Segundo, CA

    Designer for beauty brand marketing solutions. Designs digital creatives for Proactiv and X Out.

    Recommendations (1)
  • UI + Graphic Designer


    September 2013 – July 2014(10 months)Marina del Rey, CA

    Graphic Designer for online retail marketing solutions. Conceptualized and designed assets for webpage layouts, promo pop-ups, presentation decks, and print design for marketing collateral.

  • “Cranes in Love” Stop Motion Animator

    Disney Interactive

    January 2014 – February 2014(1 month)Burbank, CA

    Stop Motion Animator for Disney’s “Cranes in Love” based off short film “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story”. Featured on Google for Valentine’s Day.

  • Post Production Assistant

    Fancy Film

    July 2013 – September 2013(2 months)Silver Lake, CA

    Post Production Assistant for boutique post-production house specializing in online, color correction and tape layoff.

  • “Target” Stop Motion Coordinator


    April 2013 – April 2013Los Angeles, CA

    Stop Motion Coordinator for a Target commercial “Cartwheel” designed by BUCK. Coordinated stop motion shots on-set using Dragonframe software.

  • “Cougar Town” Stop Motion Animator

    Platypus Pictureworks

    December 2012 – February 2013(2 months)South Pasadena, CA

    Stop Motion Animator for “Cougar Town” shown on TBS. Animated a series of web promos titled “Laurie’s Stories” shown on YouTube and TBS website.

  • “Ruby’s Studio” Stop Motion Animator

    Platypus Pictureworks

    October 2012 – November 2012(1 month)South Pasadena, CA

    Stop Motion Animator for children’s programming “Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show” by the Mother Company. Animated segment titled “The Friend Ship” featuring Wattzon.

  • “Robot Chicken” Animation Intern

    Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

    June 2012 – August 2012(2 months)Burbank, CA

    Animation Intern for season 6 of Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” shown on Cartoon Network. Assisted show directors and supervisors with puppet coordination on stages, creation of special effects props, and various other tasks between art, camera, and puppet departments.

  • USC Animation Student Assistant

    University of Southern California

    September 2010 – May 2012(1 year 8 months)Los Angeles, CA

    Student Assistant for USC Animation department. Prepared lecture materials by making photocopies, obtaining research documents, running media projection system, and being an active liaison between students and professors.

  • “It’s A SpongeBob Christmas” Sets & Fabrication Intern

    Screen Novelties

    August 2011 – February 2012(6 months)Los Angeles, CA

    Sets & Fabrication Intern for a Nickelodeon “SpongeBob SquarePants” stop motion holiday special. Assisted with set build, painting, and puppet fabrication.

  • “Kina Grannis” Animation Intern

    Radical Media

    January 2011 – October 2011(9 months)West Hollywood, CA

    Animation Intern for a stop motion pixilation music video “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis. The entire project was made using jelly beans donated from Jelly Belly.

  • “Foo Fighters” Animation Production Assistant

    The Studio Box Entertainment

    March 2011 – April 2011(1 month)Los Angeles, CA

    Animation Production Assistant for a pixilation music video “Miss the Misery” by Foo Fighters. Assisted with set-up, continuity, and breakdown of shots.

  • Lab Technician

    Celgene Signal Research

    November 2004 – August 2009(4 years 9 months)La Jolla, CA

    Lab Technician for American biotech company Celgene. Tracked and handled inventory of 1000+ chemicals and assisted 20+ medicinal chemists to develop products for the treatment of cancers and other severe, immune, and inflammatory conditions.

  • Brand Director Intern

    Osiris Shoes

    March 2006 – February 2007(11 months)San Diego, CA

    Brand Director Intern for skate shoe company Osiris Shoes. Designed product line sheet layouts for trade show presentations, created social network outreach strategies, and assisted with development of marketing campaigns to jumpstart brand new girls division.

    Recommendations (1)



  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Stop Motion
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • UX Design
  • Flash
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Creative Direction
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Art Direction
  • Character Animation
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Motion Graphics
  • Short Films
  • Storyboarding
  • User Experience Design
  • Drawing
  • After Effects
  • Post Production
  • Editing
  • Interaction Design
  • Flash Animation
  • Photoshop
  • Video Production
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Visual Design
  • Wireframing
  • User Interface Design
  • User Interface Prototyping
  • Adobe Photoshop


  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

    Scrum Alliance, License 495828

    February 2016

  • UX Design, User Experience Circuit

    General Assembly, License

    January 2019

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Program Director

    USC Animation Graduate Council

    November 2011 – March 2012(4 months)Education

    Program Director for USC Studio Day, an annual animation portfolio event at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Communicated with recruiters from 25 animation studios, coordinated with campus officials and faculty for space & equipment arrangements, and directed execution of student meetings with studio representatives.

  • Animation Instructor

    Inner-City Arts

    January 2012 – May 2012(4 months)Children

    Animation Instructor at nonprofit arts organization, Inner-City Arts. Created lesson plans and taught fundamentals of animation to 3rd and 5th grade students from Melrose Elementary and Para Los Niños. Topics of animation included stop motion clay, paper cut-outs, zoetropes, and pixilation.

  • Landscape Volunteer

    Friends of Ballona Wetlands

    May 2019Environment

    I learned about the history of the Ballona Wetlands and had fun picking some gnarly weeds!

  • Volunteer


    November 2017Children

    Assisted with organizing and bundling sets of clothes. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

  • Career Day Speaker

    Wiseburn School District

    June 2015 – June 2016(1 year)Children

    Speaker for Dana Middle School’s annual Career Day. Presented overview of my background and career path, interacted with inquisitive students by answering various questions, and ultimately handed them candy for being great listeners.

  • Animal Profile Designer

    Much Love Animal Rescue

    April 2015 – July 2015(3 months)Animal Welfare

    Designed animal profiles for Much Love Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that exists to rescue abused, neglected, and homeless animals from the streets and shelters. Worked with copywriter to create engaging profiles that showcased animals’ personalities. Profiles were shared on organization’s social channels which resulted in increased awareness.

  • Medical Supply Volunteer

    Wiseburn School District

    June 2015Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

    Packed medical supplies for West African countries. Helped sort through and track inventory of useable supplies, which would later be sent to countries affected by the ebola virus.

  • Jam Session Volunteer

    National Basketball Association (NBA)

    February 2011Arts and Culture

    Volunteered for NBA All-Star Jam Session, as part of NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Greeted fans from all around the world and provided ultimate fan experience by helping out at various booths, games, and activities for all ages.