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Stamped from the Beginning

Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams paired up with Netflix to adapt historian Dr. Ibram X Kendi powerful exploration of acist myth and American culture.

I had the opportunity to design and animate the Title sequence, logo + extended graphic system for the ambitious and gripping Oscar shortlisted documentary that spanned multiple art-styles, time periods and storylines in 90 minutes.


Design, Animation, Concept

Made With

Adebukola 'Buki' Bodunrin, Taryn Maitland, Fatima Abdulah [BWA Studios], Tanaya Khadke

Starting from Scratch

The film is an assemblage of stories from black history narrated in different art styles from their respective eras— From 17th century oil paintings to 20th century protest art. 

Our primary task was to build a graphic system that  unified graphic system that could interact with historical documents while conveying a range of emotions— from celebratory ecstasy to devastating loss.

Chapter IDs

The film is loosely divided into 10 distinct chapters, each dissecting a different facet of racism in America. I designed and animated a bespoke title sequence for each chapter — appropriate for the tone of the section.

Quotes + Statistics + Lower Thirds + Etcetera

Inspired by decades of protest art, we built a typographic system that could fit in with gothic paintings and instagram reels.


The addition of diegetic camera effects, tactile textures, and a stripped down color palette gave us the ability to be consistently striking and emotive without ever taking away from the content.