A place to make amazing happen.

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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.

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.

Art Director

NEXT/NOW is looking to bring an Art Director to the team.
The Art Director at Next/Now plays a pivotal role in establishing and realizing the creative vision for our projects. We are looking for a charismatic, confident and driven designer with proven leadership skills. The perfect candidate will have talent, passion and a point of view.

Job Description

  • provide design & leadership in support of projects, from concept to completion
  • have close collaboration with the sales and project management department, using key strategic insights to maximize effectiveness and workflow
  • be a gifted and proven leader, able to manage and inspire a team of designers, drawing out the very best from each member of the team
  • this is both a design and production role, so candidates should be comfortable doing both.


  • 5+ years of design & art direction experience in a fast-paced agency environment
  • proven portfolio of successful projects
  • expertise in experiential marketing
  • proven strategic ideation and conceptual abilities
  • demonstrated ability to collaborate on engaging UI & UX designs
  • experience leading and developing a team of direct reports
  • expert level Cinema 4D and After Effects skills
  • experience creating visuals for Unreal and Unity 3D a plus

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

Freelance Motion Graphics and/or UI Designer


NEXT/NOW is looking to grow our pool of go-to freelance motion graphics and UI designers to work out of our office on temporary or temp-to-hire basis. We are always in need of go-to freelancers and interested in growing our list of potential full-time candidates. Currently, we are looking for great visual designers who are comfortable creating conceptual as well as finished design elements. In this position, you will work directly with the art director and 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

  • Experience in 3D modeling and/or animation with software such as Cinema 4D and/or motion graphics with Adobe After Effects
  • Knowledge of user interaction technologies such as Kinect

  • Interest in gaming       
  • Passion for art and visual experiences


  • Photoshop and Adobe software experience required
  • 2+ years of work experience
 Strong design and user interface skills
  • 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

  • Must be deadline oriented
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for detail and eagerness to learn

If you are a talented, energetic designer, bored of working on endless revisions of banner ads and templated e-commerce websites, this position will be heaven for you!

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

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