Mural for a supercomputer

Within a short deadline, I designed a mural artwork with some of my scientific illustrations.

A variety of projects contribute to BBP at various scales and I proposed to depict that diversity. From left to right, biological experiments, reconstruction and simulation. Topological analysis is in the center, as this will help to better understand brain activity.

The mural art as seen in CSCS data center.

The board of directors was extremely pleased with the result and used the illustration multiple times for communication purposes, such as for Planète Santé exhibition.

Interior design

ECA design studio came up with the idea to decorate a library with mirrors and backlit illustrations in a “Tetris” way.

With this concept, I was requested to produce a coherent design with my illustrations, to prepare a mockup – that was immediately validated – and to coordinate with the external agencies for print and installation.

Honorable mention award for this wall

The wall: a competition for designers [CODE]

For a design competition in Bologna, I teamed with architect Julien Audemars to propose a wall unit in which function (supporting weight), ornaments and communication are one and the same.

We chose two locations, the Piazza Santo Stefano and the Kenzo Tange towers complex to show how this wall integrates well with current and past architecture. We received a honorable mention for this project.

Nicolas Antille © 2018

TEDx talk design

Professor Hess gave a TEDx Talk on September 9th in Lugano for "Professions of the future" and she requested I design her presentation.

However good slides can be, the essence of the talk is in what the presenter says. I tailored the slides to support that idea by combining images and videos while keeping a minimal look. Other speakers were impressed by this effective design – which isn't a novelty.

3D brain models adapted from online scientific atlases (
Tools: Shaker, Blender, Sverchok, Plexus, AE, Photoshop, PPT

Concept environment for testing robots

Virtual reality modular training ground for robots for the HBP Neurorobotics platform. The requirement was to have a human environment with a modular part for testing robots in various contexts. In collaboration with Neurorobotics team, we made this virtual world for WebGL to test robots with neuronal simulations.

Furniture from, and

UI/UX design for a portal

Fostering collaboration between institutions, scientists and engineers is not an easy task. The purpose of this website is to have custom pages and code (Jupyter Notebooks) within a collaborative portal so that experiments may be shared, reproduced and tracked.

For HBP web developers, I created mockups for this portal, bearing in mind the requests of the client. I then contributed to the git repo of the implementation to solve additional design issues.

HBP collab website (accessible to institutions part of HBP).

The website on a display wall system

Illustrations for Miraex

Several illustrations designed for Miraex start-up about particularly resistant sensors based on optic fibers. I adapted a turbine engine from real CAD models and ran particle simulations to reconstruct the extreme conditions within the engine.

Targeted domains
Monitoring a jet turbine from within thanks to optic fibers