Jim Garbarino

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Interim Executive Director

Jim Garbarino is in his 20th year at Florida State University and serves as the Senior Director of Programming, Graphics and Visual Effects for Seminole Productions. Jim is also an Adjunct Professor in the FSU College of Communication and Information. Jim supervises SP staff, oversees all TV Programming and the Production involved, as well as all Graphical Elements and Visual Effects for SP productions.

Garbarino is the most decorated staff member at Seminole Productions with over 60 national and international awards to his credit. These awards include “Top College Video Board Display” from IDEA, Platinum Best of Show Aurora Awards, Telly Awards, Communicator Awards and Videographer Awards. Jim has numerous national and regional credits spanning everything from ABC College Football to PBS’s Inside the Law. Garbarino also creates motion graphics, animations, and special visual FX for FSU’s Video displays and LED Boards at Doak Campbell Stadium, the Donald L. Tucker Center, and Dick Howser Stadium.

A 1994 graduate of Florida State University, Garbarino earned his degree in Media Production with a minor in Film. Jim graduated with honors and was also a member of the National Communications Honor Society. Garbarino is a member of the Information, Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA), and the Sports Video Group.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Garbarino grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to finishing his degree at FSU, he managed Swensens restaurants throughout South Florida and also managed and audited for Lord and Taylor department stores. Garbarino previously became a two time Taekwondo Champion in at the State of Florida Taekwondo Championships. He was awarded State Champion in sparring (fighting) and forms (fighting movements) in the Men’s age 18-55 division.

Garbarino is married to the former Dianna Allemang and they have two children: Nicholas 19 and Anna 14.