Nico Chilla*

Spanish: (chi-ya), Argentinian: (chi-sha), American: (chill-uh)

Now:

Graphics Multimedia Editor at The New York Times.

Before:

Graduated from Parsons/The New School with degrees in Communication Design and philosophy. Have previously designed and developed with the L.A. Times, 908A, XXIX, and various independent collaborators.

Elsewhere:

You can find me in these places:
homepage, email, are.na, github, linkedin

Can Xerox’s PARC, a Silicon Valley Icon, Find New Life with SRI? visit

Article produced with Aliza Aufrichtig about the history of two research labs that invented many of the basic elements of personal computing.

Tractatus Reader visit

This project presents a single text, Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, in 4 different ways, experimenting with different forms of reading and navigation.

The National Restaurant List visit

List presentation designed and developed in collaboration with Umi Syam.

Sonnet index visit

Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, presented as a single block of unbroken text. Visitors can browse each sonnet and learn about the body of work through filtering and editing features.

Long Life / Cool White poster concept

Typographic poster for a retrospective on photographer Moyra Davey, using sticker overlays to imitate her mail artworks.

Platform Economies Research Network (PERN) visit

Website and identity designed as a freelancer for PERN, a research collaboration based out of my university which studies the economics of digital platforms.

Goby — Parsons thesis info

Desktop app for organizing files and ideas, which allows you to alternate between table and graph representations of the same information.

“The Secret” identity visit

Identity system and website for a hypothetical theatre company. Rather than using a logo, excerpts from play scripts are used to conceal and reveal the name (‘the secret’) on different assets.

Common Language studio website

Studio website for a design student’s personal practice predicated on exploring the intersection of architecture and musical form.

Wiki/Abiogenesis

Book designed by typesetting content from the wikipedia page for abiogenesis, described as “the natural process by which life has arisen from non-living matter.”

Image Magazine landing page generator visit

Customizeable template for the landing page of each issue, designed to correspond with print identity system. It has been used going on 16 issues and won an SnD bronze award

WNSR New School Radio visit

Landing page for my college radio station, featuring an audio visualizer and track listings for student-produced media. I also designed series graphics to display on audio platforms.

Words and Pictures

Two-sided risograph booklet comparing the qualities of expression through language versus images.

Afghan women under the Taliban visit

Custom build for an L.A. Times profile of Afghan women facing the return of the Taliban. Built in collaboration with foreign correspondent Marcus Yam and photo editor Kate Kuo.

The distress signal

Narrative told through descending levels of an isometric drawing.