Oxide Design Co. is a branding and design firm located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Who we are.

High-level thinkers with a passion for
the details.

Located at 3916 Farnam St., we’ve been in the Blackstone District since our inception in 2001, now just down the street from our original office.

With founder Drew Davies at the helm, we’ve become one of the best known design studios in town. (Yes, we’re the ones with the bus.)

We believe good design is good design. Whether it’s a logo or a menu or interior design. We approach visual design with this conceptual understanding, bringing high-level thinking to every solution we develop.

But we also love the details. We’re design nerds with OCD tendencies, which translates into beautiful, pixel-perfect work.

What we do.

We’re so much more than branding.

A brand is not just a logo or a tagline. It’s a public expression of a company’s identity. We create branding that embraces and represents our clients’ unique key values and attributes, and then communicates those to the public.

We’ll get to the truth about who you are — what you stand for, and what you offer your employees, your clients, and the community — and then we’ll find the best way to express that truth.

We’d love to help you with your branding and design needs. We here at Oxide believe in helping good things happen. When possible, we try to offer deep discounts to nonprofits with whom we’d be an excellent fit. Think this might be you? Check out our pro bono application.

Branding

Brand development

Brand stories

Brand books

See an example

Identity

Logos

Corporate Identity

Naming

Style guides

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Print

Posters

Promotional materials

Brochures

Business papers

Books / editorial

See an example

Packaging

Product packaging

Food & beverage packaging

Labeling

See an example

Interactive

Website Design

Website Development

Responsive/Mobile

eNewsletters

See an example

UI/UX

User interface

User experience

Information architecture

See an example

Illustration

Custom illustration

Icons

Typography

Character design

See an example

Animation

2D animation

3D animation

Motion graphics

See an example

Environmental

Exterior signage

Interior signage

Graphic murals

Exhibit displays

Interiors

See an example

Event promotion

Event identity

Invitations

Promotional posters

Direct mail

T-shirts / apparel

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Messaging

Content development

Copywriting

Composition

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Advertising

Research / Strategy

Campaigns

Television

Radio

Outdoor

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Information

Wayfinding signage

Infographics

Diagrams

Guides

Instructions

See an example

Civic

Registration forms

Ballot design

Voter information

Election materials

See an example

This is our manifesto.

If you also believe these things, we’d like to design with you.

Design is collaborative.

  1. 1It’s essential that everyone trust each other’s expertise.
  2. 2Decision-makers must always be a part of the process.
  3. 3The best solutions are often the least expected.
  4. 4Sometimes there’s only one best solution.
  5. 5We share the same goal: solving the problem as you’ve defined it.

Design is valuable.

  1. 6It’s essential that everyone be invested in the process.
  2. 7Our livelihood is design, so we can’t design for nothing.

Design is good.

  1. 8Design can solve problems.
  2. 9Design can realize meaningful change.
  3. 10Design can help people.
  4. 11Design can make sense of the world.

People

Oxide is rare in that we’re staffed entirely with creatives, and everyone is involved in every project. We’ve intentionally kept our team small, allowing each of us to do what we love and to make thoughtful decisions for our clients along the way. Meet the team!

Josh Schwieger
Designer

Wes Piper
Developer

Mandy Mowers
Creative Coordinator

Drew Davies
Owner/Designer

Adam Torpin
Designer

Sally Nellson Barrett, Nebraska Loves Public Schools:

Working with Oxide Design is like finding the perfect mate. They complement the best you have to offer with the best of their talents. The process is seamless and drama-free. Simple. Elegant. Efficient. Isn't that what we all want?”

Jill Wells, The Nature Conservancy:

Working with Oxide Design Co. is a joy for me because projects always start with a great, surprising conversation. When it's time to see what Oxide has created, I know I'm going to have a big reaction because their work gets to the heart of the work I'm passionate about with a brand new, fresh take. I know I'm going to be pushed a bit. I know whatever they've made is going to WORK. ”

Michael Sanchez, Mula Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria:

Working with Oxide was not only fun, but unbelievably beneficial. I can say, with absolute certainty, that my business is more powerful and profitable because of Oxide!”

Wendy Townley, Omaha Public Library Foundation:

We presented Oxide with a challenge: create a compelling, intriguing, and fun brand for the 1877 Society, along with a name and subsequent branding for our signature fundraiser, 'Animus: Film vs. Book.' With precious little direction or guidance from us, Oxide wildly exceeded our expectations. Oxide deserves extensive credit for the successful launch of the 1877 Society and our first 'Animus' event.”

Adam Morfeld, Nebraska State Senator:

Fun, innovative, and always on the ball is the best way to describe the team at Oxide. Whether it was for my legislative website or my non-profit brand, Oxide always takes it to the next level and never lets you down.”

Tova Brandt, Museum of Danish America :

The Museum of Danish America has enjoyed working with Oxide as a design partner for exhibit graphics, marketing materials, and publications. We appreciate both the creativity and the sense of collaboration that the Oxide team brings to each project. ”

Mike Mostek, Mostek Law:

Oxide is on everyone's short list, and to anyone considering their services I'd say: DO IT! Their creativity is off the charts, customer service never ends and you can't get a better product anywhere. They're top drawer. ”

Marcus Powers, Zipline Brewing Co.:

We partnered with Oxide to get fresh design ideas in a crowded beer market. With their help, we achieved that goal, but also discovered an integrated team of professionals that we can trust. Finding a design firm who listens to you and intimately cares about your brand was a refreshing change from our previous experiences in the design industry. ”

Michael Alley, Alley Poyner Machietto Architects:

I love introducing Oxide to our clients. They make me look brilliant just for inviting them along.”

Recognition

Our work has been recognized with several distinguished awards and in many publications.

ADDY Awards
Smithsonian
LogoLounge
Brand New Awards
Communication Arts Award of Excellence
Cooper Hewitt
HOW
HarperCollins Publishers
GDUSA

Clients

We look to work with clients and on projects to which we believe we can bring real value. Here are some of our past and current partners.

OPA
Choice Hotels
Unisource
Hotsy
Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Office

We enjoy an open workspace that encourages collaboration and creativity. And houses our collections of beautiful things and quirky tchotchkes.