Character Animation Reel

YEAR 2014 CLIENTS Hallmark, Food Network, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TED-ed, Ford, Verizon PROJECTS Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters, Ten Dollar Dinners w/ Melissa D’Arabian Aarti Party Big Bite w/ Guy Fieri Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest 2010 3rd and Bird Ellen’s Acres Read More


Animator | Illustrator | Dork Nelsfarts is... Nelson Diaz. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY. This round man with a big head is... an award winning animator who has worked for clients such as Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, McDonalds, Hallmark, Verizon, Ford, Disney, TED-ed, Sesame Street and Food Network. He has been lucky enough to be Emmy nominated for… Read More

Hallmark Halloween

"Scare off" Hallmark Halloween E-Card Working with the art director and his team I designed and animated this spot featuring two rival jack-o-lanterns who have a scare off. The inspiration for the spot was Edward Gorey's marvelously cross hatched illustrations of the macabre. In the end his influence ended up featuring more prominently in the… Read More


YEAR 2014-Current TECHNIQUE Hand drawn in Adobe Flash, Outputted and optimized from Photoshop ABOUT GIFs are all over the internet and I've had fun creating some for clients like McDonalds or the Tony Awards. But I mainly love animating these short lil guys just for my own amusement. Read More


COMICS Zombie Logic, Mann- Monster Hunter TECHNIQUE Digitally created entirely in Photoshop Read More

Verizon “Alaska”

YEAR 2012 CLIENT Verizon STUDIO Charlex TEAM Art Director & Illustrator & Animator: Masayoshi Nakamura, Creative Director: Ryan Dunn Senior Producer: Alex Jarman AE Animator: Kyle Anderson, Nelson Diaz, Aaron Brewer Read More

TMNT x Hanakuma

CLIENT Nickelodeon YEAR 2015 ABOUT Worked with in house Nickelodeon on air graphics team to animate the illustrations of Yusaku Hanakuma. Was a blast to animate a bunch of the nick characters in this style! Read More