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Omaha Shirt Project

Oxide Design Co. loves Omaha and our neighborhoods. So we designed t-shirts to help others who also love these communities show off their pride and support their neighborhood associations. Omaha Shirt Project features 12 shirts and will run for the month of October, and we’re donating $5 per purchase to the neighborhood association or organization affiliated with each shirt. The one catch is that only shirts receiving 10 pre-orders by 31 October 2016¬†will be printed! (Orders on a shirt that…



How I found Oxide

Omaha has been my hometown since 2002 and I’ve always lived near that little corridor around 40th and Farnam Streets. Back then it wasn’t known as the Blackstone District. It had some serious grit to it, but that is one of the many reasons I proudly called it home. From wandering around local house shows to hopping from one friend’s home to the next, this neighborhood has been the place I call home for quite some time, even when I…



Hotsy Equipment Co. website

Every now and then, a dream comes true. For us, it was getting to work with Hotsy Equipment Co. and come face to face with one of our greatest collective fascinations: pressure washers.



Oxide in Communication Arts Design Annual 57

We are pleased to announce that the design work of Oxide has been selected for inclusion in Communication Arts’ Design Annual 57. The logo we designed for Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild is featured on page 112 of the September/October 2016 issue, and in the online gallery of winners. This marks our sixth time winning CA, and Oxide is this year’s only honoree from anywhere in Nebraska or Iowa. Based on entries selected out of the total number of entries received,…



Bric illustrations

We’ve been partnering with Bric since its inception on a variety of projects including naming, branding, user interface design, web design and development, and marketing. The super-smart brains that built their software also have a lot of great advice to share on their blog — advice for creative firms on topics like best practices, strategic planning, billable rates, and employee utilization. With so many topics to cover and so much to say, Bric needed a quick and easy way to…



Election Tools website

In cooperation with our long-time partner Center for Civic Design, along with the Center for Technology in Civic Life, we recently launched electiontools.org. electiontools.org is a civic engagement toolkit for election officials. It’s a place where election officials can quickly get their hands on the digital tools they need for managing elections.



2016 Get Out The Vote poster

Oxide was delighted to participate in 2016’s Get Out The Vote, a nonpartisan campaign hosted by AIGA every four years to encourage graphic designers to use their talents to motivate the American public to get out there and vote. This year’s program is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters‘ Vote 411 initiative.



BBTV logo

Alice Buffet Middle School, located in northwest Omaha, is part of Omaha Public School‘s magnet program. Their offerings include, but are not limited to, classes in digital media, journalism, television broadcasting, iDesign, and speech. To effectively teach these courses, Buffet is home to a distinct communications and electronic media facility, where they produce BBTV (Buffet Broadcasting Television), a daily student-created news program. My brother, Grant Torpin, and Laura Chytka are the teachers in charge of the broadcasting program at Buffet.…



Rocky Mountain College mailers

Rocky Mountain College (RMC) is a private liberal arts college located at the foot of the sandstone rimrocks in Billings, Montana. We recently had the chance to work with them on a quick project. Being located on the edge of the Rockies and within 90 minutes of Yellowstone National Park, RMC is known for offering students a unique college experience. The mountainous setting is perfect for adventurous students to try their hand at ice-climbing, rafting, backpacking, skiing, and more. In…



St. Luke UMC website

We recently launched a new website for St. Luke United Methodist Church. Since St. Luke’s needs for the site were fairly straightforward, we talked with them about utilizing a pre-existing professional WordPress template, and then customizing it to their specific needs. We like to use this hybrid solution when it will work best for our clients, allowing us to use a core of pre-built code elements to create the site more efficiently, and to keep costs as low as possible.