Next/Now is an award-winning digital experience studio. We work with agencies and brands to create unforgettable moments of connection. Our 40+ team members consist of Brand Architects, Computer Scientists, Video Game Developers, Exhibit Specialists, 3D Specialists, Animators, Designers, Producers, and just overall passionate, organized and nice humans.
An industry innovator, Alan successfully headed creative development at his previous agencies for 11+ years for clients including Toyota, the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid, The Dubai Mall, American Eagle Outfitters, AXE, LG Electronics, Experian, ADP, TurtleWax, McDonald’s, Leica, and Hitachi. Projects of note include software architecture and interactive design of the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, multiple experiential films for the world’s largest video screen–The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, numerous interactive video Times Square collaborations with LG, large-scale trade show touchscreen content and design for Hitachi, content pre-viz for the American Eagle Outfitters interactive building in Times Square, and in-store augmented reality kiosks for Target and Axe.
Projects of note for NEXT/NOW include the Discover Card Black Friday/Orange Friday takeover of Pioneer Court on the Magnificent Mile, Accenture Digital Lounge, John Deere North America and Europe dealer Projection-Mapping experience, Crown Royal Traveling Tour, Chicago Sports Museum, Bloomingdale’s Retail Installation (Luxottica, Persol), Audi Product Launch Interactive and Cars.com national sales meeting interactive experience
Notable clients include: Brookfield Properties Retail, Pepsi, Tennis Channel, Apple, State Farm, Guitar Center
Her role at NEXT/NOW is focused on creating a client-centered approach to project management and process workflow.
Additionally, Mr. Najarian was a co-founder of RadioEditAV, a design first, creative and tech house focused on bringing new and experimental media to touring artists and brands. Using advanced real-time video rendering tools, Dave is an expert in engineering multiple large-scale video systems, LED pixel mapping, and live high resolution/ high frame rate media playback. Giant, high-concept stage spectaculars, and hypnotic visuals are centerpiece to his live work.
Additionally, Dave served as Creative Director of Imaginex, where he produced concerts and assisted in the creation of the Crescent Sun Media server originally designed for Grammy Nominated recording artist “Pretty Lights”.
Accomplished at running large teams of content creators and providing full brand creative direction, Dave is also equipped with the skills and knowledge to execute technically challenging experiential projects and live events. Additional clients include Spotify, Samsung, Under Armour, HP, The National, Eaux Claires Festival, HP, and Griz.
Stuart is a breakthrough thinker in the realm of generative art and AI visual systems.
Leading the development team at Next/Now, Stuart is instrumental in their Next-Gen thinking and expertise. His work is focused in, but not limited to Unity 3D, Unreal, VVVV, Cinder, Processing and C#.
Notable clients include: Anheuser-Busch, Hanes, Kraft, Wendy's, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Intel, Trek, Samsung, Under Armour, Walgreens, Nestle, Audi and Accenture.
A champion of mentorship, Charlie has taught at the collegiate level and coordinated teaching workshops at local libraries, high schools, colleges, and creative studios, encouraging and guiding the next generation of digital artists to successful careers in the industry.
At NEXT/NOW, Charlie serves as Lead 3d Artist, as well as Design Team Manager for the Art Department. With a passion for Cinema animation and real-time motion capture, Charlie brings expertise that evolves alongside the industry standards to create the latest in immersive design and animation.
Co-leading the development team, Andrew is both parts software and hardware focused. With an exponential skill set, he specializes in TouchDesigner, Unity 3D and C# softwares while also being our go-to-guy for LED wall installations.
Notable clients include: Allstate, Ford, Chevron, John Deere, Intel, Visa, NBA, Statefarm, Crown Royal, Atlanta Braves, Accenture, Moen and Walmart.