2018 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 2018 design internship!

Verdis Group website

As their name would suggest, Verdis Group is all about doing things green. They provide sustainability practices and solutions to large companies and organizations throughout the Omaha metro area and beyond. One thing I really appreciate about Verdis Group is their approach. Their methods aren’t green for the sake of being green; Verdis Group offers their clients methods to reduce costs while reducing their carbon footprint. It’s really a win-win for everyone. 

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…

Retreat to Kearney

Turns out Kearney, Nebraska, is a pretty fun place to visit. It probably helps when you have a stellar and experienced tour guide, like Adam Torpin. Oxide was able to take a short staff retreat last month — our first one ever! — and we finally made it out to see Adam’s new (no longer new) digs. While part of the retreat was focused on actual work, we took the opportunity for lowkey team development as we saw the sights.

Oxide featured in LogoLounge 10

Oxide’s logo design work was recently featured in LogoLounge 10: 2,500 International Identities by Leading Designers, which is part of a long-running series. The latest volume was judged by ten leading designers from around the world (including Aaron Draplin, Von Glitschka, Su Mathews Hale, Emily Oberman, and Felix Sockwell) and authored by Bill Gardner and Emily Potts. More than 37,000 logos were considered for the tenth volume in the set. With the inclusion of six logos in this most recent book,…


The team at Oxide has a lot to be thankful for! 2017 has been a great year for us all both professionally and personally. We’d like to take a moment to share these joys with all of you. Adam I’m extremely thankful for my family. In March, my wife and I welcomed our second child, a healthy and beautiful baby boy we named Campbell. His big sister, Vivienne, could not be more in love with him. I’m thankful that Kearney,…

Lessons Learned after One Year with Oxide

A little more than a year ago, I received an email from Drew Davies asking me to join Oxide Design Co. It was one of life’s rare moments of absolute clarity. After chatting with Drew about Oxide and how I would fit in and meeting the rest of the team, my mind was made up. And when I received that email with a subject line that read, “Oxide offer of employment,” I didn’t even have to read the message. Since…

Happy Halloween 2017!

It’s one of our favorite times of the year! Happy Halloween from Mario (Wes), a kangaroo (Drew), Garth (Josh), and Marty McFly (Mandy)! Not pictured: Adam, who dressed as Indiana Jones again, and was busy unearthing ancient artifacts in a Mayan temple near the Oxide outpost in Kearney, NE.

Oxide featured in LogoLounge 9

Oxide’s identity work was recently featured in LogoLounge 9: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers, which is part of a long-running series. Each book is judged by eight leading designers from around the world and authored by Bill Gardner. More than 22,000 logos were considered for the ninth volume in the set. With the inclusion of eight logos in this most recent book, Oxide has now been recognized 56 times by LogoLounge, spanning 12 different books. While creating successful identities for…