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Oxide and Kiewit Luminarium are honored at Sixth Annual San Francisco Design Week Awards

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International design competition honors projects encouraging thought leadership in design

(San Francisco, Calif.) Omaha-based branding consultancy Oxide and the brand-new Kiewit Luminarium were honored with a prestigious San Francisco Design Week Award, announced recently by the nonprofit organization San Francisco Design Week (SFDW).

Oxide and Kiewit Luminarium received the Communication Design award which recognizes the branding for the Luminarium and the whole project team for its ground-breaking design and commitment to thought leadership in meeting the needs of a positive future for society.

Oxide’s branding and communication design includes naming Kiewit Luminarium, holistic brand strategy, logo, signage, promotional materials, and merchandise. All aspects of the brand are designed to capture the idea that the Luminarium is a portal through which you can see into brilliant and illuminating worlds beyond.

SFDW Design Awards is an international design competition seeking to encourage thought leadership by supporting designers whose works can contribute towards a positive future for society. The Design Awards celebrates and recognizes exemplary work in all fields of design, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, communication design, and user experience design.

Twenty-eight winning projects and seventeen honorable mentions were selected by a jury comprised of distinguished professionals, who reviewed submissions from an exceptionally competitive pool of applicants from USA, Europe, and Asia.

The 2023 Design Awards were juried by top industry Bay Area professionals and seek to encourage thought leadership by supporting designers whose work can contribute to a positive future for society.

The 2023 winners’ entries are displayed prominently and permanently online at San Francisco Design Week.

About Oxide

Oxide is the Omaha-based, civic-minded brand and design consultancy of Drew Davies. For almost 25 years, Oxide has crafted brand strategy and implementation, focusing on the civic space. Drew uses design to build up communities, empower cities, and improve voting. He’s built brands for Metro Transit, Film Streams, Maha Music Festival, and Metropolitan Community College, developed nationwide ballot design best practices, and even designed the primary license plate for the State of Nebraska.

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About Kiewit Luminarium

Kiewit Luminarium is a completely new kind of science center — a place for everyone to explore the astonishing phenomena that shape our world, our communities, and ourselves. It’s built with a vision that Omaha will become a wellspring of creativity and innovation, with opportunities for everyone.

The driving force behind Kiewit Luminarium is to engage and excite learners of all ages who are typically underrepresented in STEM careers. The mission is rooted deeply in a passion for inclusion and creating a sense of belonging. Everyone steps into the space on equal footing, with the freedom to learn from each other and to grow.

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About San Francisco Design Week


Launched in 2006, San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) is an essential week-long regional festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business, and entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

Now a global phenomenon, SFDW celebrates this spirit of newness by providing attendees of approximately 150 events unique access to conversations and virtual tours with the designers who are shaping the future — from architecture to fashion, product design to digital services, and everything in between.

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