Nick FerreiraDesignerWork Archive

Rock Speaker Garden


I built a modular system for all promotional elements of Composer and Sound Artist Jeff Kolar’s Rock Speaker Garden, a multi-channel audio installation created for outdoor rock speakers. The system was based around a set of photographs of the outdoor rock speakers Jeff collected for his site-responsive work. I produced the images in grayscale for print economy, but we splurged on a nice stock (shout out to French Paper) that nodded to the sandstone finish of the speakers. We used the system for print and digital assets.

This was a full production by me:

  • photography 
  • print and digital design
  • print production

Here I am photographing each rock speaker in Jeff’s studio.
    Listen to Rock Speaker Garden

    I’m a designer with a background in photography, publishing, and librarianship.  

    Most recently, I was an in-house Designer at Harvard Innovation Labs. Freelance clients include Hindman Auctions (Freeman’s | Hindman), Pillar VC, First to Knock,  Jay Youngdahl, and more.

    Before my career in design I was an academic librarian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    In my spare time I maintain a personal art practice that is based in photography. Since 2017, I have published and edited Challenger, a BMX magazine that takes multiple forms. Its current form is a monthly subscriber only newsletter.


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