Once–Future Office is a multidisciplinary design studio in NYC. We bring clarity to complex information across integrated brand identities, campaigns, information design, digital products, and environments.
Our process is founded on a commitment to research, a love for systems, and a dedication to making smart, elegant design that brings ideas to life. We work closely with architectural, cultural, and mission-driven organizations to communicate clearly to broad audiences.
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Cape Cod Modern House Trust
AIANY/Center for Architecture
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Historic Districts Council
The Mash-Up Americans
National Park Service
New York City Department of Health
New York City Mural Arts Project
New York Comedy Festival
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Parsons The New School for Design
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Times Square Alliance
The World Science Festival
Van Alen Institute
Campaigns and Advertising
Responsive Web Design
Signage and Wayfinding
Who We Are
Nikki Chung, Principal
Prior to founding Once–Future Office, Nikki Chung worked with Project Projects, where she designed books and exhibitions. She has done marketing and advertising work for J.Crew, web design at The Barbarian Group, digital design for iPad at Travel+Leisure Magazine, and editorial design for The New York Times Magazine. Nikki has lectured and taught at Rhode Island School of Design and the California College of the Arts, and has been a visiting critic at Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design. Nikki holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
Dungjai Pungauthaikan, Principal
Dungjai is an award winning designer whose work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Van Alen Institute. Before forming Once–Future Office, Dungjai was the Art Director at Metropolis magazine from 2007–2013, where she led the art department staff in all aspects of the magazine’s publication and subsidiary brands. Dungjai holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at Pratt Institute and is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
Past Staff and Collaborators
Arnau Bosc, Ben DuVall, Sara Gong, Carli Heggen, Nicolas Kubail Kalousdian, Hanna Kim, Phoebe Morrison, Rachel Shim, Ashley Stevens