OKTHX 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.