How OKTHX Works

Collaborating with a distributed workforce of designers, developers, writers, photographers, and other specialists, OKTHX can tailor our team to your needs, scaling from small print projects to massive branding campaigns. Our process is not complicated: We listen to your business goals, identify problem points, strategize solutions, and get to work.

Studio Leadership

Jesse R. Ewing portraitOKTHX is an Akron-based creative studio led by Jesse R. Ewing. With over two decades of experience in design and creative, Jesse brings a wealth of knowledge to OKTHX. His background includes branding, art direction, packaging, book and editorial design, illustration, photography, and typeface design. Jesse began his career with a niche publishing company at the time when graphic design was transitioning from paste-up to desktop, and got his feet wet with digital in the dot-com boom. Since then he has worked as part of a Big Ten university communications department, as a lead designer for a top financial services firm, as an art director at a boutique marketing agency, and freelanced in a variety of industries. Notable clients include Chronicle Books, Gawker Media, Simon & Schuster, Rodale, PBS, and NBC Universal. His work has won numerous design and communications awards through the years. Jesse also creates and sells original fonts through the type foundry Midwest Type.