Commercial Flooring Systems

We recently had the pleasure of working with Commercial Flooring Systems to develop a new identity and logo, business papers, and a website. We love broadening our list of industries that we’ve gotten to learn about, and flooring was a welcome addition.

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.)

Oxide personalities

People do not like to be put into boxes. I’m no different. I get pretty feisty when I feel I’m being unfairly categorized. However, I very much appreciate personality tests. I like the insights they can offer about myself and the people around me. No, I don’t think that any one test captures a person. I like knowing multiple test results for a person — having a few different angles offers a slightly better perspective. But, of course, even then…

Oxide launches pro bono design application

At Oxide, we believe strongly in using our design powers for good, to support worthy and valuable efforts in our community. Over half of our work is donated or discounted for nonprofits and charitable organizations. 

Hi. I’m Chris.

Hey. I’m Chris. I’m a UX designer and front-end developer who loves family, good beer, scotch, and gaming. Since my first explorations into design back in high school, I’ve always loved being creative. But, more than that, I’ve loved the time, technique, and devotion needed to build something beautiful from the ground up. It initially started with drafting and HTML classes, but quickly led to AutoCAD evening courses and experimenting with 3D animation.

Oxide welcomes web developer Chris Walker

We’ve gladly welcomed Chris Walker to the team as Oxide’s new lead web developer! He comes to us with eight years of experience as a web developer, whose work is shaped by a passion for the user experience. Obviously we value this attribute in a great developer, since it’s users who either slog through our designs if they’re poorly executed — or scroll gleefully. So Chris is our scrolling-glee manager. An Omaha native, Chris attended the Creative Center for a BA and picked…

ODC holiday tequila

For the 2014 holiday season, Oxide developed custom labels for our very own bottled tequila. We presented the tequila to some of our local clients as a thank-you for the great year we had, and a toast to the good times yet to come. The labels feature dual-sided, letter-pressed type (Oxide’s contact info is on the reverse side and is visible through the clear bottle), a blind-embossed seal, handwritten description, and our classic Oxide logo bubble — all on Oxide’s corporate,…

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…

Oxide wins 6 at AIGA’s 2014 Show

We are pleased to share that Oxide received a gold, a silver, and four bronze awards this past Saturday at AIGA Nebraska‘s 2014 Show. Nebraska’s biggest annual design competition, Show. recognizes great design from around the state. We are privileged to have our work selected by a panel of national design judges. And we want to thank our amazing clients, whose projects and collaboration have kept us inspired and striving for excellence. Oxide won a gold award for Mula Mexican…