Happy Halloween 2016!

We wanted to take a quick moment to wish all our friends a Happy Halloween. We hope you have as much fun as we do on this festive day.

Oxide’s ballot design work featured in Omaha World-Herald

We are pleased to share that Oxide Design Co., and founder and designer Drew Davies, have been featured on the front page of the Tuesday, May 10, 2016, issue of the Omaha World-Herald. The article, headlined “A Clean Ballot for Messy Times”, highlights our extensive work on election and ballot design, including how our national ballot design standards have been adopted by Douglas County, Neb.

Drew Davies featured in Omaha Magazine and The Reader

We are pleased to share that Oxide founder and designer Drew Davies has been featured in the March/April 2015 issue of Omaha Magazine. The article, part of the magazine’s Faces series, showcases what they dubbed “Oxide’s half and half approach” – our long-standing commitment to partially or completely donate 50% of our work to non-profits and charitable organizations. (You can read the full text of the article on the Omaha Magazine site.)

Drew Davies wins AIGA Fellow award

We are proud to announce that Drew Davies has been awarded the coveted AIGA Fellow award by the professional association for design’s Nebraska chapter. The Fellow award was presented to Drew on 15 Nov 2014 at Show, AIGA Nebraska’s annual exhibition of the region’s best design work.

Job posting:
Web Developer

What we’re looking for A detail-oriented full-stack web developer with a healthy respect for design. You must be a creative thinker with an excitement for making pixel-perfect translations of visual/UI design into living, breathing websites and mobile experiences. (As for design skills, imagine that at various points you’ll be given a set of three consistent elements and you’ll be asked to design on your own what the fourth element in the set would look like.) Ideal expertise includes fluency in…

A farewell to Joe

As you may have read in his recent News post, Joe Sparano will be leaving Oxide Design Co. – and, indeed, leaving full-time design – at the end of this month to pursue a different path of problem solving. As a send-off, each of us at the office wanted to share some thoughts about Joe and what he’s meant to us as designers. Adam Torpin Sparanoate: “To over-think something.” We occasionally tease Joe about his need to over-think everything, but…

Drew Davies featured as one of Omaha’s Design Innovators

I’m pleased to share that I have been featured in The Reader‘s cover story The Young and the Talented: Omaha’s Design Innovators. The article showcases six of the “best young designers in Omaha… who will continue to inspire the newest generations of creative minds to think big and make an impact.”

Drew Davies listed in GDUSA’s People to Watch in 2012

I am beyond humbled to announce that I have been featured in Graphic Design: USA magazine’s list of “People to watch in 2012“. GDUSA annually chooses a group of people “who embody the spirit of the creative community” to profile in their January issue. Their stated criteria: individuals who we have come to know and respect for a combination of talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness, and community service. A list of the past participants reads like a who’s-who of the design…

Drew Davies sits on national ballot design roundtable

On August 11th of this year, I had the distinct honor of serving as a panelist on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s “Design Counts in Elections” roundtable. The goal of the event was “to show how implementing best practices in design can give voters confidence that that their votes were cast and counted as they intended.” The day-long roundtable was webcast live, and the primary intended audience was local election officials and clerks throughout the United States.

Drew Davies featured in Shout! Weekly

I’m pleased to announce that I have been featured in Shout!, the entertainment weekly of Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Lincoln. I was interviewed for their 7QYP (Seven questions with a young professional) segment, appearing in the July 13″”19 issue. (This probably also stands as my only opportunity to claim that I shared the pages of a magazine with Kid Rock.) For those unable to get their hands on a copy, I’m reprinting their questions along with my answers.