Video Production, Design, and Creative Consulting for Business.
I am a Creative Director, Motion Designer, and Video Producer professionally skilled in creating high-quality and insightful visual communications for a variety of clients. I have also served as a Professor and Program Director of the Visual Media & Design department over a collegiate bachelor program.
My experience in creative team management spans across both the corporate and academic arenas. The skills I have developed through hard work and mentoring allow me to offer quality design and media production to my clients, and to help the team around me grow and excel at their respective crafts.
More than twenty-five years in innovative industries have given me a solid understanding of how to successfully equip creative and media departments – from strategic staffing to proper tools and equipment, I can help you start or expand the creative capabilities of your business.
What others are saying.
Stephanie Kreitner - Executive Vice President at Group Mobile
" Darren Barker is hands down the most talented creative professional I have ever had the pleasure of working with. There is nothing this man cannot do! I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of creative and artful mediums he has mastered.
He is a true team player and takes the time to mentor his colleagues and subordinates with patience and encouragement. I learned so much during the years I worked along side him. He definitely helped shape my career in an incredibly positive way. His vision is nothing short of brilliant!
I would absolutely welcome and be honored by an opportunity to work with Darren again. "
Stephen Chai - Design Director at Dinng
" Darren knows his stuff and can put it in gear to make impossible deadlines. On top of that, he’s got a great personality and is easy to work with. "
Alexey Krapivin - Technical Director, Managing Partner at Xpression Media Group
" Darren would be a great asset for any creative business or a company. He has proven that by being a part of our creative team. As a small business each individual has to wear many hats, not only did Darren take an initiative and make it look easy, he inspires others to do the same. He is self-motivating, extremely talented, and highly adoptable to any situation or workload. I haven’t met many others that could take a project from concept to completion, plow through deadlines, obstacles, and impossible tasks while being a major player in each department. His creativity and voodoo magic in post has saved ruined footage, and bad audio many times over. He can grab a potato and make end credits out of it (true story). From sketches, design in photoshop/illustrator, to motion graphics, and editing, he would be valuable in any part of a creative department, actually now that think about it, he is the creative department. "
Chris Luker - Manager Media Services at Salt Lake Community College
" Darren is extremely competent and incredibly creative. He knows how to handle several projects at a time and gets things done when they need to be. He really knows his stuff! I would recommend Darren for anything related to audio visuals or graphics. "
Kandice Davis - Senior Public Relations Counsel at BrandHive
" Darren has been an absolute pleasure to work with. His experience, ability and creativeness really set him apart from many and think of him as someone who can do it all. From film animation and graphics to creation and execution of a brand new design concept to picking up a camera and editing it to a create a unique, eye catching, professional piece to share with consumers. I would highly recommend Darren not only because of his extensive experience and knowledge but because of his ambitious personality, professionalism and team-player attitude. "
Kyle Jacobson - Senior Web Designer at Red Ventures
" Darren and I have worked together on multiple video projects and I hope to work with him on more in the future. I have seen him direct, edit, and film. He is very creative, hard working, and results driven. Not only is the quality of his work amazing, but working with him and his personality is a pleasure. He is always bettering himself and those around him. I would highly recommend Darren for any position. "
Cinzi Lavin - Professional Composer in Hull, MA.
" Darren Barker is creativity personified. He has an almost psychic ability to discover exactly what you want to convey with graphics — then executes it flawlessly. "
Sue Rowe - Owner at SRS Performing Arts Academy
" Darren worked for me at my acting studio and helped me to take my business to the next level. He was able to brand my company with a logo that was professional and balanced and helped to get my business tools ready for student enrollment.
He helped with our student films in pre-production through design, sound, editing, graphics and post-production. Darren Barker has the most amazing skills in design and composition. I have high expectations when it comes to production design and so far with everyone I have worked with in the industry Darren was able to pull out the concept I would describe. Darren was a pleasure to work with and always had the most current information about programs we were using and would study endlessly until he found solutions to any issues that arose.
He taught me a very important lesson that I have carried with me and will never forget and has been extremely helpful in running my business. He taught me patients and to never respond to an adverse situation until you have taken time to cool down and think about it. This has saved my reputation and has kept me in good standings with clients and students. "
Blair Kunz - Owner at Blair Kunz & Associates Photography, LLC
" I have known Darren for the past 14 years. He is a professional in every sense. He has the technical skills, experience, creativity, and artistic talents to produce high quality, original work. He is consistently good-natured to work with and gets along well with the various individuals on production teams, even under deadlines and through difficult situations.
I also have been able to get to know Darren on a more personal level over the years, and have found him to be a kind person and loving, dedicated father. "
Todd Christensen - Senior Marketing Executive at Stumark, Digital Marketing Specialists
" I have had the opportunity to work with Darren Barker as an employee and most recently as a subcontractor.
While working at QSI Corporation, Darren taught me many things in our ten years together. He taught me the elements of good design and what makes a print or digital piece appealing to the user. Over the years we have spent many hours on a whiteboard brainstorming about different marketing campaigns. Darren has the ability to take a very complex concept to explain in words and to present it simply and effectively.
Recently I started my own marketing firm and am creating print and digital assets for my clients. Darren has worked with many of my clients as the sole graphic designer and is praised for his designs.
I recommend Darren Barker as a graphic designer, teacher and integral member of any marketing team. "
FROM PRINT AND PACKAGE DESIGN, TO WEB DESIGN AND FILM PRODUCTION, I HAVE DIVERSE EXPERIENCE AS A CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL AND THE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TO DELIVER ACROSS MULTIPLE MEDIUMS.
Graphic design experience. Online Marketing & Consulting. Pre-production through post-production. Software and other technical abilities.
Social Media Management
Video / Film Production
Graphic design experience.
Online Marketing & Consulting.
Pre-production through post-production.
Software and other technical abilities.
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By combining expert knowledge, great design and professional experience, I deliver the highest quality creative work to my customers.
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