About

​We are at the convergence of strategy, design, and technology, helping complex organizations spark change.

After 23 successful years as OpenRoad Communications, we’ve rebranded. Now as OXD we continue our work across industries, designing and building solutions to address some of the twenty-first century’s most complex social and business challenges.

Industries

We specialize in unravelling complexity with solutions that are user-centric and technologically sustainable. Our methods have been applied everywhere from retail to video games and government.

Agriculture

Arts and Culture

Education

Finance and Insurance

Healthcare

Justice

Manufacturing

Natural Resources

Public Sector

Real Estate

Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Clients

Our clients are leaders. The work we do together is a catalyst for change within their organizations and beyond. Here are just some of the companies we’ve had the pleasure of working with:

BC Hydro

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

CBC Transmission

City of Vancouver

Doctor Pepper Snapple Group

Electronic Arts

Emily Carr University

FortisBC

Government of Alberta

Government of Canada

Honeywell

ICBC

IFC

Island Health

Kernaghan Adjusters

lululemon

MEC

Pokémon

Royal BC Museum

TELUS

The Government of British Columbia

TransLink

University of British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Public Library

YVR

Awards

We’re proud to have the impact of our work recognized locally, nationally, and internationally.

2018 Award of Distinction, Online Advertising & Marketing - Communicator Award

2018 Gold, Aesthetic - Davey Awards

2018 Gold, Education - Davey Awards

2018 Gold, Website Legal - dotCOMM Awards

2018 Gold, Video for the Web - dotCOMM Awards

2018 Gold, Website Professional Service - dotCOMM Awards

2018 Platinum, Website Manufacturing - dotCOMM Awards

2018 Gold, Website Business to Business - dotCOMM Awards

2018 Platinum, Website Educational Institution - dotCOMM Awards

2018 Best in Class, Advertising - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, B2B - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, Computer Software - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, Intranet - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, University - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, Education - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, News - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, University - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Best in Class, University - Interactive Media Awards

2018 Gold, Marketing Product or Service - MarCom Awards

2018 Platinum, Landing Page - MarCom Awards

2018 Gold, Government - MarCom Awards

2018 Platinum, Educational Institution - MarCom Awards

2018 Gold, Educational Institution - MarCom Awards

2018 Card/Announcement - Summit Creative Award

2018 Illustration - Summit Creative Award

2018 Platinum, Industry Self-Promotion - Summit Interactive Awards

2018 Award of Excellence, Video for Web - Videographer Awards

2018 Gold, Professional Services - W3 Awards

2018 Best In Show, Education - W3 Awards

2018 Professional Services Standard of Excellence - Web Awards

2018 Best Manufacturing Website - Web Awards

2018 Intranet Standard of Excellence - Web Awards

2018 B2B Standard of Excellence - Web Awards

2018 Education Standard of Excellence - Web Awards

2018 Best News Website - Web Awards

2018 Education Standard of Excellence - Web Awards

2018 Gold, Website Redesign - AVA Digital Awards

2018 Platinum, Intranet - AVA Digital Awards

2018 Gold, Web-Based Production, Website, Redesign - AVA Digital Awards

2015 Gold, Manufacturing - W3 Awards

2015 Gold, B2B Product Website - Summit International Awards (SIA)

2015 Gold, Design/Holiday Card - Hermes

2015 Best in Class, Web Design/Development - Interactive Media Awards (IMA)

2015 Bronze, Professional Website B2B - Creativity Media & Interactive Awards

2015 Gold, Intranet - Hermes

2015 Bronze, Website Redesign - Summit International Awards (SIA)

2015 Best in Class, B2B - Interactive Media Awards (IMA)

2015 Platinum, Website Element/Website Design - Hermes

2015 Platinum, Website Overall/Business to Business - Hermes

2015 Bronze, Professional Website B2B - Creativity Media & Interactive Awards

2015 Platinum, Microsite - Hermes

2015 Gold, Website Overall/Government - Hermes

2016 Bronze, Sales Films or Videos - Creativity International Awards

2016 Bronze, B-to-B Product Website - Summit International Awards

2016 Award of Distinction, Website: School/University - The Communicator Awards

2016 Award of Distinction, Website: Web Applications/Services - The Communicator Awards

2016 Award of Distinction, Branded Content: B2B - The Communicator Awards

2016 Award of Distinction, Mobile Sites: Education - The Communicator Awards

2016 Gold, Mobile Website - Hermes

2016 Gold, Educational Institution Websites - Hermes

2016 Platinum, Website Overall/B2B - Hermes

2016 Gold, Video/Motion Graphics for Product - Hermes

2016 Best in Class, B2B - Interactive Media Awards

2017 Award of Distinction, Websites for Events - The Communicator Awards

2017 Award of Excellence, Websites - The Communicator Awards

2017 Gold, Microsite - Summit Emerging Media Award

2017 Innovator, Card/Announcement/Invitation - Summit Emerging Media Award

Our People

We're kind, curious, knowledgeable, and experienced.
Meet the people who make great work possible.

OpenRoad is now OXD.

After 23 successful years as OpenRoad Communications, we’ve made some changes. We’ve got a new name and new website, but we’re still the same people you know, focused on using research, strategy, design, and technology to make new experiences possible.

Learn more about the rebrand

Continue to the new website

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We're working on improving that experience,but in the meantime if you're able to use Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Microsoft Edge, we encourage you to do so.