Welcome! I’m Nico.

I work as a designer and developer, and I also do some other things. Here you can view a selection of my previous work.

I’m currently finishing out my degrees in Communication Design and Philosophy at Parsons / The New School .

In the meantime, I’m available for freelance and pursuing full-time positions .

Currently, in Brooklyn, NY. Also these places:
email, are.na, github, linkedin, twitter

Goby is my ongoing personal project to create a new interface for organizing and representing information on your computer.

You can find my documentation here, and also feel free to reach out! I love talking to other people pondering the question of how interfaces shape our thought.

My plan is for my main site to be a more general catalog of my existence, while this subdomain showcases my professional work.

However until I update it, nicochilla.com will host my very first website — the projects on it are outdated, but as a website I’m still rather proud of it.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Reader design development

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

“The Secret” identity design development

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

What’s on your plate? design development

Interactive website for a story showcasing people around L.A. with interesting vanity plates. Built in collaboration with a team of reporters and photographers while I was interning at The L.A. Times.

Goby - Parsons thesis design development

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

Common Language studio website design development

Studio website for an architecture student’s personal practice.

Platform Economies Research Network (PERN) design development

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

Image Magazine issue landing template design development

Customizeable page generator for issues of LAT’s Image Magazine, designed to match their print identity system. It has been used going on 10 issues and won a bronze award from the Society of News Design.

Afghan women under the Taliban design development

Fast-turnaround 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.

WNSR New School Radio design development

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.

Sonnet index design development

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.