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Oxide wins Judge’s Choice at AIGA’s 2015 Show.

We are pleased to share that Oxide received Judge’s Choice, three golds, and three bronze awards this past Saturday at AIGA Nebraska‘s 2015 Show. Nebraska’s biggest annual design competition, Show. recognizes great design from around the state. It’s always inspiring to attend the event and see displays of the high level of work created throughout Nebraska. Plus, entering the competition is one of the ways we like to support our local AIGA chapter. We were privileged to have several pieces…



oxidedesign.com 4.0

After several months of design and development, we are proud to announce we have launched our brand new website. We invite you to explore the site and browse our new design work as well as many of our old favorites. Many design firms will only show six to ten projects – but we’re proud of the quality of our entire body of work, and want highlight as much of it as possible. The new website design encompasses our approach to…



Happy Halloween 2015!

2015 marks the fourth year of serious Halloween costume participation at Oxide! One of our favorite holidays, Halloween gives us the opportunity to be creative without looking crazy. If we could dress how we feel, we just might dress like our favorite movie characters or wear a lion costume every day. From left to right: Josh as Brand (The Goonies), Adam as 1990s Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Drew as the Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz), Mandy as Doc Brown…



Oxide celebrates fourteen years in business

This month we celebrate Oxide’s 14th anniversary! It always feels good to achieve another successful year in business, and it’s also a great time to look back at the year that’s transpired. Our home – the fledgling Blackstone District I mentioned in last year’s anniversary post – is now one of Omaha’s most vibrant neighborhoods, full of restaurants, bars, and a multitude of residential options. On the internally-facing side, we’ve completed our interior renovations, and now have a separate, sound-insulated…



Oxide at Outward Bound Omaha

Last Friday, Oxide had the pleasure of engaging in a full day of team-building activities at Outward Bound Omaha. Throughout the year, we’ve discussed various activities we could participate in as a group. Over the years, we’ve raced go-carts, attended music festivals and conferences, participated in office-wide Halloween costumes, and gotten together for countless meals and drinks. We were looking for something different. Something that would help us grow as a team beyond friendship. Mandy got us started with a…



What I learned during my internship at Oxide (Michael Stevens)

It’s impossible to adequately summarize everything I learned at my internship at Oxide, but a few fun facts that leap to mind are: Design internships can actually be paid (gasp!). It’s much easier to be on time for work when you love your job. Business meetings can be fun! Whatever horror stories you may have heard about overworked, underpaid (or worse still, altogether unpaid) interns doing nothing but slaving over a hot letterpress and whitewashing the office walls, cast them…



New Oxide hand-painted signage

Well, it’s not that new, but if you haven’t visited Oxide’s north entrance since last year, we’d like to share our new hand-painted signage! With our neighborhood – the Blackstone District – on the rise, it felt like time to spruce up our building. We knew we wanted to do something that would stand out and look appropriate to the building’s age. We considered repurposing a vintage neon sign like we did on the front of our building, but after…



Oxide featured in LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 4

I’m pleased to announce that eight logos designed by the Oxide team have been selected for inclusion in LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 4: 3000 Type and Calligraphy Logos. Each volume in the Master Library series focuses on a different specific category – Volume 4 features over 3,000 typographic and word-based logos. The logos in the series are selected from the LogoLounge database, and do not appear in any other LogoLounge book. The entries are accepted on an ongoing basis through…



Skål! Scandinavian Spirits Identity

The Museum of Danish America, located in Elk Horn, Iowa, has been open since 1994 as a national center for the Danish-American community. Its mission is “to celebrate Danish roots and American dreams”. Oxide has had the privilege of working with the Museum of Danish America on various projects in the past. Recently, they asked us to develop the look and identity for their upcoming exhibition on the history and culture of beer and aquavit in Scandinavia, called “Skål! Scandinavian…



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.