My work

Hello! Here is an overview of the projects that I am most proud of at the moment, and you can see more work here.

— Nico Chilla

While interning at The Los Angeles Times, I collaborated with a team of reporting and photography interns on this custom story build, which showcases people around L.A. with interesting vanity plates.

As a self-initiated project, I designed a landing page template for issues of LAT’s Image Magazine under the guidance of creative director Jess de Jesus. I then programmed the template as a customizable page generator, which has been used for 7 issues thus far and won a bronze award from the Society of News Design.

As a freelancer, I designed and programmed this home site for PERN, a research collaboration based out of my university.

Working with foreign correspondent Marcus Yam and photo editor Kate Kuo, I built this fast-turnaround custom build for an L.A. Times profile of Afghan women facing the return of the Taliban.

As a personal project I built this lead-in for a theatre company website, featuring a responsive animation of text from William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

This project presents a single text — Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus — in 4 different ways, experimenting with different forms of reading and navigation.

I built a single-page application for my college radio station, as a homepage and audio visualizer for student-produced media. I also designed a set of header graphics for their various shows to display on podcast platforms.

Reimagine California illustrations

These illustrations ran with a series of op-eds entitled How can we reimagine California, which discussed different policy issues and visions for the future of the state.

Editorial illustrations

More illustrations for LAT and for my college newspaper, The New School Free Press.