Goodbye, Omaha.

In less than two months, I will be moving to Kearney, Nebraska, with my wife and child. This is without question the hardest decision I’ve had to make so far. I’ll be moving away from the city I’ve called home for the last eight years, my two brothers and their families, great friends, our beautiful home, and, of course, all that this amazing city has to offer. I will not, however, be leaving my job at Oxide. I love Omaha.…

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.

Your online portfolio

Here at Oxide, we review student portfolios on a fairly regular basis, and I have some thoughts to share. First of all, when you are not showing your work in person, you need to have your portfolio online. (This isn’t just because I’m a developer.) An online portfolio shows so much better than flipping through a bunch of pages on a PDF. And I would highly recommend against sending a potential employer or internship several individual files of your projects.…

Project Extra Mile awareness campaign

Recently we had the pleasure of working with the team from Project Extra Mile on a new statewide awareness campaign. Project Extra Mile is a network of community organizations working in Nebraska to prevent and reduce underage alcohol consumption.

Blackstone Union / Blackstone Station branding

As neighbors, we’re excited to see how the Blackstone District is steadily being revitalized. One of the main companies behind this rejuvenation is GreenSlate Development. One of the really cool things that GreenSlate is doing is preserving as much of the historic structure of the neighborhood as possible. They are striving to renovate existing buildings whenever possible, and when they are building new, they do so with an eye toward the historic aesthetic.

Nebraska Loves Public Schools advocacy campaign

The team at Nebraska Loves Public Schools has been creating documentaries on great stories from our public schools for years. We originally partnered with them in 2013 to design and develop a website to feature their films. Recently, we were asked to help them launch an advocacy campaign. The campaign focuses on the good things happening every day in Nebraska public schools. The website iloveps.org gives citizens the ability to sign up for newsletter to stay informed. With the core…

2016 Summer Internship

Hey design students, looking for great summer plans? As in, plans that will add a phenomenal element to your portfolio and make you stand out from the rest when it comes time to apply for a post-college position? Oxide is looking for the next up-and-coming designer for our summer 2016 design internship!

Moylan Kropp rebranding

Do you ever work with a client and enjoy them so much that you decide to become a client of theirs? That’s what happened for me when Oxide got to partner with Moylan Kropp on a rebrand for their comprehensive financial planning firm. The “comprehensive” part of this line means that not only do they know all about finance, but also have a well-rounded team, able to provide tax and legal expertise. The team is made up of three brothers,…

Bric website

We just launched a new website for one the coolest time-tracking services out there. This new software, Bric (getbric.com), is one of the cleanest and most beautiful time-tracking products I’ve seen. Brainchild of Grant Stanley and Josh Hoberman, Bric helps you manage your professional services team and their time effectively. Bric website homepage Current features include project management, project planning, time tracking, advanced reporting, and team management. I’m impressed how Bric helps its users accurately plan their team’s calendar and…

Museum of Danish America projects

A while back we had the opportunity to work on a couple pieces for the Museum of Danish America, located in Elk Horn, Iowa. The museum, opened in 1994, is dedicated to the preservation of Danish immigrant heritage. We’ve had the privilege of working with the Museum of Danish America on a variety of pieces over the past few years. Interpretive signage We first designed some interpretive signage for the grounds surrounding the museum. The 11 signs are situated along…