"The Nod"

Turner Broadcasting System approached me to create a PSA to show their alliance and support of the black community.

If you’re a black person out in public and you see another black person approaching you, it’s an unspoken rule that we give each other “The Nod.” This motion is a literal nod of one’s head towards another. A somewhat intimate gesture showing that I see and acknowledge you, as a form of friendship and comradery.

We flipped The Nod on its head, and showed that it doesn’t apply to only black people, but to all people.


"The Nod"

Turner Broadcasting System approached me to create a PSA to show their alliance and support of the black community.

If you’re a black person out in public and you see another black person approaching you, it’s an unspoken rule that we give each other “The Nod.” This motion is a literal nod of one’s head towards another. A somewhat intimate gesture showing that I see and acknowledge you, as a form of friendship and comradery.

We flipped The Nod on its head, and showed that it doesn’t apply to only black people, but to all people.


"The Nod"

Turner Broadcasting System approached me to create a PSA to show their alliance and support of the black community.

If you’re a black person out in public and you see another black person approaching you, it’s an unspoken rule that we give each other “The Nod.” This motion is a literal nod of one’s head towards another. A somewhat intimate gesture showing that I see and acknowledge you, as a form of friendship and comradery.

We flipped The Nod on its head, and showed that it doesn’t apply to only black people, but to all people.


"The Nod"

Turner Broadcasting System approached me to create a PSA to show their alliance and support of the black community.

If you’re a black person out in public and you see another black person approaching you, it’s an unspoken rule that we give each other “The Nod.” This motion is a literal nod of one’s head towards another. A somewhat intimate gesture showing that I see and acknowledge you, as a form of friendship and comradery.

We flipped The Nod on its head, and showed that it doesn’t apply to only black people, but to all people.


"The Nod"

Turner Broadcasting System approached me to create a PSA to show their alliance and support of the black community.

If you’re a black person out in public and you see another black person approaching you, it’s an unspoken rule that we give each other “The Nod.” This motion is a literal nod of one’s head towards another. A somewhat intimate gesture showing that I see and acknowledge you, as a form of friendship and comradery.

We flipped The Nod on its head, and showed that it doesn’t apply to only black people, but to all people.


The Story

The Story

Jamal, a young black man, is walking down the street. Approaching him is Karen, an older white lady. As they get closer, tension builds and something unexpected happens.

Animation by the talented Vaughn Taormina.

Jamal, a young black man, is walking down the street. Approaching him is Karen, an older white lady. As they get closer, tension builds and something unexpected happens.

Animation by the talented Vaughn Taormina.

Jamal, a young black man, is walking down the street. Approaching him is Karen, an older white lady. As they get closer, tension builds and something unexpected happens.

Animation by the talented Vaughn Taormina.

Jamal, a young black man, is walking down the street. Approaching him is Karen, an older white lady. As they get closer, tension builds and something unexpected happens.

Animation by the talented Vaughn Taormina.

Jamal, a young black man, is walking down the street. Approaching him is Karen, an older white lady. As they get closer, tension builds and something unexpected happens.

Animation by the talented Vaughn Taormina.

Storyboard vs Final 

Storyboard vs Final

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Art Director: Wallace Bridges Jr.

Animator: Vaughn Taormina

Art Director: Wallace Bridges Jr.

Animator: Vaughn Taormina