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Scott Conference Center rebrand

The Scott Conference Center is a full-service event venue hosting corporate and social events (including weddings!) in midtown Omaha. Tucked in amongst the dormitories on the University of Nebraska Omaha’s south campus, the Scott Conference Center has been hosting all types of events for years. Recently Oxide had the opportunity to work with the Scott Center and help them with their rebrand. Named for their benefactor Walter Scott Jr., the Scott Center prides itself on its service, amenities, and culinary…

Saro Cider identity

Travel, camaraderie, and… cider? Those are the ideas behind one of our recent clients, Saro Cider a new craft cidery and taproom that brings a unique idea to Lincoln, Nebraska. Saro Cider (rhymes with “aero” as in “aeroplane”) started as an idea amongst four cider-loving friends. Their story is not uncommon — friends coming together to realize a dream — but their product is something altogether different. Traveling all over the world, they had come across craft ciders of all types and decided…

Nine Zero Properties identity

Nine Zero Properties is an Omaha-based property management company managing both commercial and residential properties throughout the city. Nine Zero prides themselves on understanding, and reacting quickly to, the various needs of their property owners and tenants. Originally operating as the management arm of City Ventures — a real estate development company and Oxide partner — Nine Zero recently decided to expand into third-party property management and needed a standalone identity to separate themselves. We’ve worked with the owners of…

Motherboard identity

Recently we were able to partner with a company in a unique situation. This company had bought out another and was trying to decide which name to use, if either. Whichever way it ended up, they wanted our help to create the visual brand. We consulted on name, and rather than “PC Refurbishing” or “PC Recycling” we offered some names that bridged the tacticals of what they do with the mission of why they’re doing it. The solution we developed…

Jibo packaging

Recently Mandy wrote about our client Jibo and how we helped them to define their brand. As a quick refresher, Jibo is billed as “the first social robot for your home” (think Alexa or Echo but with a charming personality!). In Mandy’s post, she shared some concepts for packaging that we worked on. Being big package design fans, we decided this part of the project warranted its own blog post. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy seeing some insight into the packaging…

Museum of Danish America core exhibits

The Museum of Danish America, located in Elk Horn, Iowa, is dedicated to the preservation of Danish immigrant heritage in the United States. Housed in a beautiful timber-framed building reminiscent of traditional Danish architecture, the museum provides a glimpse into Danish-American culture and traditions through traveling exhibitions and permanent displays. We recently had the pleasure of partnering with this long-time Oxide client on a new project. The museum was in the middle of shuffling their layout and needed help designing and…

McCarthy Capital identity

McCarthy Capital is a private-equity firm founded in Omaha in 1986. They are a partnership of experienced investment professionals specializing in helping companies grow. McCarthy partners with entrepreneurs and businesses to provide capital, guidance, and strategic resources for long-term growth. Recently, McCarthy approached Oxide about partnering to update their identity. In this industry, trust matters — and McCarthy Capital has been a trusted name for 31 years. Their established visuals were a very important starting place and completely reinventing their…

Animus:
Film vs. Book 2017

For the third year in a row, Oxide had the pleasure of designing the promotional materials for Animus: Film vs. Book, the 1877 Society’s annual event. The event brings together book and film enthusiasts to debate (to the death!) which one is better — all while having fun and raising funds for the Omaha Public Library’s programs and services.

Artemis Teas Packaging

After recently redesigning the Artemis Teas identity, we had the opportunity to completely rethink their tea packaging. Being lovers of package design, we jumped at the chance! Artemis Teas founder Andrea Lawse is very conscious of our relationship with the planet and passionate about making sure it is well taken care of well into the future. Andrea wanted the tea packaging to be fully recyclable in addition to being compostable. Finding a bag that fit size requirements in addition to…

Artemis Teas logo

Artemis Teas is a local company specializing in hand-blended, artisanal teas. With a focus on ancient medicine and holistic healing through plants, Artemis Teas makes teas that invigorate and nourish. These small-batch teas are crafted by founder — and certified Clinical Herbalist — Andrea Lawse, right here in Omaha.