News and events

Events, News

Distilling 20 Years Into One Evening

On October 6, 2016 we distilled 20 years of memories into one evening with great food, drinks, people, and nostalgic photos.

Events, News

Gordon Ross talks Service Design in Toronto

We’ve contributed to a number of Ministry of Justice service design initiatives. And we’re thrilled that our VP of OpenRoad gets to speak about them at IN FLUX!


Social Logins: Are You Trading Privacy for Convenience?

Have you ever tried to add a comment on a blog post and BAM, you’re hit with a login wall? Just the other day I was reading an article on Medium, an online community blogging platform, and was prompted to login as soon as I clicked in the comment box. This barrier didn’t always exist. […]


A day in the life of a Software Developer Co-op at OpenRoad

What does it take to be a software developer at one of the largest digital agencies in Vancouver? Charles Shin got to find out first hand during his co-op.


Thinking Ahead: Goodbye to the Internet, hello to connected customer journeys

With the internet becoming more ubiquitous, today’s consumers expect connected experiences. How do you, as a project sponsor, plan for a more integrated, holistic experience?


Teaching the Next Generation of Digital Leaders

Growing our city’s digital talent is essential for Vancouver companies to push innovative boundaries and compete globally. Understanding our local economy’s need for digital leadership, SFU, UBC, BCIT, and Emily Carr University teamed up to create Canada’s first professional graduate program in Digital Media. We were pleased to welcome one of their early graduates, Deborah Mackenzie, to our User […]


BCTIA 2016 Technology Impact Award Finalists

OpenRoad & Honeywell have been selected as award finalists. Check out the project and vote for us in the People’s Choice Award!


The Emily Carr Website is an Official Webby Award Honoree

Take a peak at Emily Carr University’s award winning website, designed and built by OpenRoad!

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

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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.