Drew Davies and Jacques Cousteau

Drew is in charge of this place.

He started Oxide in 2001, and hasn’t looked back since. He channels his OCD tendencies into design that solves problems through clarity. He’s passionate about design, family, and scuba diving.

Drew is honored to serve as the national co-president of AIGA, the professional association for design. He also has the distinction of being the only Nebraskan ever to serve as a judge for the Communication Arts Design Annual, the most exclusive major design competition in the world.



“Great design is the combination
of passion and clarity.”

Drew Davies

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.

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.)

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.

Thank you to AIGA

At the end of this month, I will officially complete my term as national co-president of AIGA, the professional association for design. It feels like the culmination of a long journey I’ve been on for a large portion of my professional career. (As background for those unfamiliar with AIGA, it is the premier national design organization, with 68 chapters nationwide and over 26,000 members. AIGA’s mission is to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.)

Drew Davies testifies before Presidential Commission

Earlier this month I had the distinct honor of testifying before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA). The PCEA was formed to identify best practices and make recommendations to President Obama on election efficiency and voter experience. These PCEA has held a series of five public advisory meetings to collect data relevant to ballot design, voting accessibility and other issues outlined in Executive Order 13639.

Top 5 new clients I’d like to work with

Ask most designers who they’d most like to design for, and it’s likely you’ll hear a similar list of companies including Apple, Nike, Volkswagen, Target, and Herman Miller. It’s not that we wouldn’t welcome the chance to work with any of those clients. But lately I’ve been dreaming of partnering with a more personalized list of possibilities.

Drew Davies listed in GDUSA’s People to Watch in 2012

I am beyond humbled to announce that I have been featured in Graphic Design: USA magazine’s list of “People to watch in 2012“. GDUSA annually chooses a group of people “who embody the spirit of the creative community” to profile in their January issue. Their stated criteria: individuals who we have come to know and respect for a combination of talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness, and community service. A list of the past participants reads like a who’s-who of the design…

Drew Davies participates in Accessible Voting Technology Workshop

I recently had the great opportunity to participate in an Accessible Voting Technology Workshop aimed at finding creative solutions to “make the voting experience more accessible to people with disabilities.” The Accessible Voting Technology Initiative gathered 32 participants in Atlanta, GA; the group included election officials, designers, and accessibility advocates. We worked for two days to define the scope of the problem, brainstorm on a wide range of potential solutions, determine the best options to pursue, and begin to refine…