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.


AlexAllen Studio
Bernheimer Architecture
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Brookfield Properties
Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Cape Cod Modern House Trust
AIANY/Center for Architecture
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Historic Districts Council
LEVER Architecture
The Mash-Up Americans
Metropolis Magazine

National Park Service
NYC Campaign Finance Board
NYC Department of Health
NYC Mural Arts Project
NYC Department of Design and Construction
New York Comedy Festival
Parsons The New School for Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Studio Gang
Times Square Alliance
Travel+Leisure Magazine
The World Science Festival
Van Alen Institute
Worrell Yeung
Young Projects


Art Direction
Brand Strategy
Brand Identity
Campaigns and Advertising
Content Development
Environmental Design
Exhibition Design

Information Design
Responsive Web Design
Signage and Wayfinding
UI/UX Design

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 at Travel+Leisure Magazine, and editorial design for The New York Times Magazine. Nikki has lectured and taught at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), Rhode Island School of Design, and the California College of the Arts. 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.

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 the School of Visual Arts (SVA).


Drianne Laliberte
Nick Fogarty
Corey Di Stasio
Gilda Gross
Helen Sywalski
Joseph Wulf
Sun Ho Lee

Past Staff and Collaborators

Damini Agrawal, Anthony Aurrichio, Arnau Bosc, Franklin Canales, Ben DuVall, Sara Gong, Keggen Griffith, Carli Heggen, Andrea Hu, Nicolas Kubail Kalousdian, Hanna Kim, Stella Kim, Phoebe Morrison, Scott Sanders, Rachel Shim, Ashley Stevens


We are always looking for great people to work with. If you’d like to join our nimble and dynamic team, have a look at our open positions, below.

We apologize in advance that we can’t respond to all individual inquiries. Thanks for your understanding.