A place to make amazing happen.

Hi. Let’s get started.

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.

The Benefits:
• Competitive Compensation
• Health and Dental Insurance
• Transit Benefits Program
• Medical and Dependent Flexible Savings Accounts
• Paid Vacation
• 401K
• 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.

Motion Graphics and UI Designer

 


We are looking for a talented junior level motion graphics designer to join our team. Ideal candidates are comfortable creating conceptual as well as finished design elements. In this position, you will work directly with the project team to concept, design and produce user interface elements, motion graphics and in-game visual elements for our interactive applications. A flexible visual palette is required, as well as the understanding the importance of our client’s existing brand frameworks.

Things that will put you ahead of the pack:

  • Visually stunning portfolio
  • Passion for art and visual experiences
  • Experience 3D modelling in Cinema 4D

Requirements:

  • Photoshop and Adobe After Effects
  • 1+ years of work experience
  • Understanding of color and typography
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate a passion for the craft, a keen eye for detail and eagerness to learn
  • Must be deadline oriented

If you are a talented designer with a can-do attitude who wants to work on cutting-edge projects for high profile clients, this position is for you.

Send cover letter, portfolio and resume to: [email protected]

Interactive Software Engineer

 


NEXT/NOW is looking for skilled and versatile software developers who know how to straddle the line between the technical and the creative worlds. We work primarily in Unity3D and Unreal Engine, but utilize additional tools like Touch Designer, Processing, Cinder, and similar. If you are interested in leading-edge VR and AR, this may be your place. We utilize an agile workflow, and embrace transparency and collaboration among individuals and teams. These positions are being added due to growth of company. We love what we do and making things that amaze ourselves and our clients.

Essential Experience:

  • 1+ years Unity3D in C#
  • Networking between local machines
  • Uploading data to web services
  • A long and healthy relationship with version control
  • Demonstrable coding and documentation skills (please share your links to past projects)

Bonus items:

  • Experience with Computer Vision (OpenCV, blob tracking & image analysis)
  • Experience using touchless human interface hardware (LeapMotion, Kinect, etc.)
  • Experience in VR
  • Experience in AR using ARKit, ARCore, Vuforia, or similar
  • The Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation and benefits
  • A great team and client base to work with daily
  • A dynamic and vibrant office environment
  • Access to every new interactive technology and software package on the planet

How to apply:
Please email your resume, a link to your portfolio, and a description of work that has inspired you, all to: [email protected]