Big Omaha 2009

Oxide collaborated with Silicon Prairie News to brand the first six years of the nation's most passionate conference on innovation and entrepreneurship. Each year we helped craft the experience of Big Omaha attendees, making sure return guests had something new and exciting to look forward to. Year 1: Daredevils and risk-takers capture the spirit of the conference, and the cow is the perfect tongue-in-cheek symbol for the city.


Oxide featured in Visual Marketing

I am pleased to announce that Oxide’s work for Big Omaha has been featured in Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Images and Design by David Langton and Anita Campbell. Selected from over 500 submissions, projects in the book are intended to offer valuable insights and spark creativity among small businesses, design firms, and others.

Oxide featured in LogoLounge 6

We recently received our copy of LogoLounge 6: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers, which includes seven logos designed by the Oxide team. The book is part of a long-running series published by Rockport and is judged by eight leading designers from around the world. The entries are accepted through their website: and complied every 18 months into a new book. Below are the seven logos selected for LogoLounge 6.

Oxide in Communication Arts Design Annual 50

We are pleased to announce that the design work of Oxide has been selected for inclusion in Communication Arts’ Design Annual 50. You’ll find the posters we designed for Big Omaha on page 167 of the November/December issue. This marks our fourth time winning CA, and Oxide is this year’s only honoree from Nebraska. Based on entries selected out of the total number of entries received, the CA Design Annual is the most exclusive major design competition in the world.…

Big Omaha 2009 identity

When we develop identities at Oxide, we have two core goals. First is to create something that accurately and meaningfully captures what truly makes the client unique. Second is to craft it with several levels of depth: an engaging first impression, and more compelling aspects that are revealed after further investment in the mark. The real challenge when branding the Big Omaha conference was to pay homage to the history of Omaha, while recognizing its place as a front runner…