National Public Radio Internship

The Fall of 2020 I worked as the Animation & Motion Graphics Intern for NPR. I worked closely with the NPR video team on a variety of projects for programs such as Planet Money, Code Switch, and Jazz Night in America. My work varied from ideation, story-boarding, motion graphics work, editorial illustration, and animation. My work was made to facilitate education and tell stories using journalistic and design methods.

Role: Assistant Animator for Is It Time To Say R.I.P. to P.O.C.?
  • Code Switch’s explainer discusses the morphing meaning of the terms “POC” and “BIPOC” with insights from writers, academics, and NPR listeners.
  • Assisted in ideation for visual concept and hand-drawn assets
  • Lower thirds (Begins at 0:04)
  • Title treatment (0:10-0:37)

Role: Animator for Planet Money TikTok
  • Created weekly animated TikToks derived from Planet Money episodes on the economy
  • Several TikToks were featured on the main NPR account’s Instagram Story and Story Highlights
  • Average 44,000 views per TikTok
  • Responsible for scripting, editing, voice-over, and animation for each piece
@planetmoneyThe Congressional Review Act can act like kryptonite against the president’s rules. ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner ##didyouknow♬ original sound – planetmoney

@planetmoneyMillions of Americans are unemployed, so why are some employers saying they can’t fill jobs? ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner ##didyouknow ##unemployed♬ Tech (V1) – Brian Englishman

   Illustration and voice-over
   by Kaz Fantone
   Made in collaboration with
   Jack Corbett

Role: Text Graphics for Saint Coltrane: The Church Built On A Love Supreme
  • Jazz Night in America’s 2021 documentary Saint Coltrane: The Church Built On A Love Supreme Jazz explores the history of the San Francisco Coltrane Church, devoted to jazz giant John Coltrane.
  • Created text treatment for lower thirds and chapter titles

Editorial Illustration for NPR

During the 2020 Election season, I was asked to create an illustration for a call-out asking readers to send a note across the political divide.

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