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Team AO Goes Live

With over 35 years in the architectural field here in Omaha, The Architectural Offices have set the pace with innovative, beautiful, exciting, stylish, and forward-thinking design. And of course such an accomplished, inventive firm needs a web presence to match. Starting with a long process of deciding and decoding what to keep from their older […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • February 19, 2016

The Year for the Books

Every year seems like it’s a big year and people like to say so. Sometimes people say it to save face, while for others it really was a big year. So, we look back and say yeah we’ve had some big years before, so it feels odd to say this year was even bigger than […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • December 30, 2015

Out of Frame Documentary Premieres Nov. 12

  After a year of following multiple families across the city of Omaha, we’ve finally completed our newest feature length documentary “Out of Frame,” following people’s real stories of battling poverty and staying one step ahead of homelessness. It’s been an amazing journey to bring this film to completion.   Many of us have a […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • November 10, 2015

A New Omaha Black Firefighters Logo Roars into Life.

A few months ago, we were asked to take a fresh look and revamp the Omaha Association of Black Professional Firefighters North Region logo. Jason Gentry approached us, asking if we had time to take on the project and possibly help them with it, since they didn’t really have the budget for one. We were […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • July 28, 2015

AgriCULTURE with a Purpose – Reinventing the Exchange.

Tomato Tomato was in need of help. They had been too successful, there were too many consumers and farmers looking for a new way to connect with and trade goods and services with each other. There was too much growth of business and local interest, too many members signing up, and so there was really […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • July 10, 2015

What is the meaning of Excellence? Is it the end goal?

Years go by quickly, in a blink, one season is already turning to the next, life can fly by and the work continues on. In that busy space there’s not always much time for reflection or sometimes even celebration as work rolls from one thing to next thing. Often times it takes someone from the […]


Double Feature at the Omaha Film Festival!

Two of the biggest projects we worked on in the last year continue to spread their wings and premiere in new venues. This time in a venue near and dear to us. (Literally near, since their main office is right next door to ours!) The short length documentaries of ‘Project Ready’ and ‘Work Their Best’ […]


‘Work Their Best’ wins Adrian Award in New York.

This week the annual HSMAI Adrian Awards was held in New York City. Honoring achievements in advertising , public relations, and digital marketing in the hospitality industry. Embassy Suites La Vista was Awarded the Excellence in Public Relations Platinum Adrian, accepted on stage by David Scott, sales director and a friend of the Lab. The […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • February 25, 2015

Looking Back, Looking Ahead.

2014 was a year of small milestones and moving towards the bigger picture, of steady improvements and reaching new plateaus. Working with Santa Martha Coffee makers showed us that making a difference can happen across borders and bring together global communities. Then local business, community, and entrepreneurial leaders selected for their excellence by the Omaha […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • January 13, 2015

Matt Jones addresses NACO for success.

At the annual Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) conference, Matt Jones followed up incumbent governor Pete Ricketts to do what he does best, deliver his exciting motivational speech and sharing his inspirational life story. Matt brought us in to capture the excitement and energy. We wondered if such excitement was possible, but by the […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • January 13, 2015