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A Quick Introduction:
NEXT/NOW is an independent creative agency that creates next-generation digital experiences for world-class brands and ideas. We use graphic design, interactivity, industrial design, technology, and architecture to create unforgettable moments of connection between people and organizations.
Our team has a varied background, from brand and museum management to video game development, and pretty much everything in between. Our focus on creating new approaches to existing challenges ensures a vibe of innovation runs through our studio. We work as a team, but have solid workflow practices that ensure projects are delivered with the right outcome.
• Competitive Compensation
• Health and Dental Insurance
• Transit Benefits Program
• Medical and Dependent Flexible Savings Accounts
• Paid Vacation
• A great team and client base to work with daily
• A dynamic and vibrant office environment
• Hang out with Tanner, the office dog
You’ll be working in our amazing loft space in Chicago’s West Loop and working on projects for some of the world’s best brands, creating portfolio quality projects and images.
ART DIRECTOR with MOGRAPH BACKGROUND
NEXT/NOW is a digital creative agency that creates world-famous digital/physical installations, augmented reality activations, and Immersive VR experiences. We are moving our agency in a design-focused direction and looking to bolster our team with a design-focused leadership role.
We are currently seeking an Art Director with the skills to create world-class style-frames for motion graphics, digital environments, and user interfaces. This position will also lead and review art direction throughout project life cycles, and direct and critique all art staff visuals. Art Director will work collaboratively with our Studio Manager and Project Managers to ensure quality and production approach aligns with client requirements and scope.
Ability to create killer style-frames and visual looks is the base requirement. Vicious After Effects skills and polished Cinema 4D capabilities required. Proven experience with agency timelines and client feedback is necessary.
The ideal candidate will have an outstanding reel, examples of pitch style frames, and examples of solo work. Show us examples of sophisticated typography, Cinema 4D elements, and did we mention hot hot hot style frames.
Work in our sun-drenched, music-filled, happy office in the West Loop! Our agency culture is built upon the principles of transparency, openness, and the mantra of amazing ourselves to amaze our clients. We strive for life/work balance and our work schedule proves that. We are a diverse 24 person agency with clients that include Intel, Under Armour, The NBA, Mazda, Pandora Music, and more. Join us and grow as we grow.
Forward portfolio and resume to [email protected]
Freelance Touch Designer Developer
NEXT/NOW is on the lookout for a skilled and versatile Touch Designer developer who knows how to straddle the line between the technical and the creative realms. We are seeking a dynamic candidate to join our team as we create world-class digital/physical installations.
You can read more about us on our website: https://nextnowagency.com
Developers at Next/Now are part of collaborative teams comprised of experience designers, digital artists, and producers. We’re looking for candidates who are critical & creative thinkers, interested in research and design, and passionate about next-generation interactive experiences.
- Multi-touch application experience
- Projection mapping experience
- Experience working with real-time video processing and effects
Nice to haves:
- Familiarity with Arduino
- Experience with LEDs (DMX)
- Experience working with depth cameras (Microsoft Kinect, Intel RealSense)
- Experience working with VR platforms (Oculus Rift and/or Vive)
- OpenGL Shader programming
- OpenCV Experience
- Competitive Compensation
- A great team and client base to work with daily
- An inclusive process that invites input during project ideation and execution
- A dynamic and vibrant office environment