David Bolinsky

Founder and Creative Director,


David Bolinsky, an accomplished medical illustrator and animator whose groundbreaking career in digital animation spans 38 years, held the position of Senior Medical Illustrator at Yale School of Medicine before founding the world’s first digital medical animation company, Advanced Imaging, Inc., in 1984.

In 2001, David co-founded XVIVO Scientific Animation with Mike Astrachan. Major clients included global corporations such as Merck, Genentech, Novartis, and Pfizer, museums such as the Smithsonian and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, and universities such as Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard.

Through his current company, e*mersion, David is passionate about bringing the power of computer animation to science education, through both cutting-edge advances in interactive technologies and innovations in publishing. He has spoken on this subject at numerous US and international conferences, including the FutureMed Lectures at Singularity University, the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington DC and the World Science Festival in New York. He is a two-time speaker at the TED Conference, where, in 2007, he presented the highly acclaimed animation “The Inner Life of a Cell."