Who we are

Aphasiac Design was founded in 2014 by artist/designer Matt Nishi-Broach. Our goal is to help artists, musicians, and performers realize their vision without being hampered by the logistics of working with technology. From interactive performances and installations to creative web presences, we provide the technical design and support so that artists/directors/musicians can focus on their grander vision rather than worrying about the nitty-gritty details of hardware and code. We're artists ourselves, so we understand what you're trying to do, but we also know you can't do everything by yourself. See below for more information on who we've helped in the past and what we can do for you.

Video and Interaction Design

Flood Gaming, Data Dashboard and API
Created a Django and Celery powered server to collect data on over 1 million streamers and 200+ games from the Twitch API; used Angular and d3.js to create an interactive data dashboard and data visualizations to provide streamer statistics to company members and clients.
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Provided Installation video tech support, including setting up edge-blended and synched projections for artists.
Manuel Barenboim, Portfolio Website
Designed website to showcase work of contemporary artist Manuel Barenboim; Utilized Twitter Bootstrap for a fully mobile-ready design; Created custom admin interface and back-end system using Django python framework; Used static-site generator to automatically upload static site to AWS.
Glenn Ligon, "Call and Reponse"
Post-production video work for multi-channel video installation to be displayed at the Camden Art Centre, UK.
Bruno Mars, “Moonshine and Jungle Tour” – Animation
Programmed pattern-generating software to create 80’s-style videographics effects using Java/Processing; Designed on-stage visuals for Bruno’s international tour; Composited footage in After Effects to prepare for performance.
Janet Cohen, Meital Yaniv – Web Programming and Design
Designed website to showcase work of contemporary artists Janet Cohen and Meital Yaniv; Utilized Twitter Bootstrap for a fully mobile-ready design; Created custom admin interface and back-end system using Django python framework; Created new, open-source Python/Django modules.
Paramore, “Self-Titled Tour” – Video Design and System Integration
Designed/programmed audio-reactive, generative on-stage visuals for Paramore’s national arena-headlining tour using Max/MSP/Jitter; Programmed/integrated video system that included 16 on-stage cameras, DMX queuing, pre-rendered video content, real-time procedural video content, and hardware MIDI control.
Amanda Katz, “Azimuth” – Interaction Design and Programming
Designed/programmed interactive elements of a sculpture by artist Amanda Katz, on view on the Eastern Michigan University Art Gallery and the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University, using Microsoft Kinect, DMX controlled lighting, and Max/MSP/Jitter.
Cedar Point Amusement Park, “Lumosity” – Audio and Physical Interface Design
Designed/programmed interactive audio for pre-show installation using Max/MSP/Jitter; Constructed physical control surface for installation using multiple Arduinos.
Ellen Reid/Julianne Just/CalArts, “The Moth” – Video Design and Live Video Performance
Designed and performed/mixed live video for an experimental opera written by Ellen Reid and performed by Julianne Just
Adam Weinert/Randi Sloan/The Dalton School, “Here Here” – Interactive Video Design
Designed/programmed interactive animations for multimedia/dance performance choreographed by Adam Weinert and Randi Sloan, using Flash/Actionscrip
Sweeter Theater Productions, “Sympathetic Division” – Projection Design
Projection design for play written by Gia Marotta and directed by Maura Farver, performed Midtown International Theater festival, New York

What We Do

Java, Processing, Python, Django, C++, Linux, Back-end/database management, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, Arduino, Physical Computing, Max/MSP/Jitter, MIDI, After Effects Scripting
Final Cut Pro 7/X, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Ableton Live!, VDMX, Native Instruments’ Reaktor
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Animation, Video (Shooting/Editing), Web Design, Projection Design, Installation Design