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What We Do

Our Mission: Open Space Creative is a working art and media studio producing products and services that inspire, entertain, and build community, while also fostering creative minds through collaborative and educational initiatives.

Learn about all we do at Open Space Creative by clicking one of our specialties below. If you are in need of some help with one of these fields go ahead and drop us a line. We can Create Better Together.

As one of our specialties, we are passionate about creating engaging, informative, and entertaining videos. We have worked on projects including A-Z production or simply editing our client’s ready materials together. We are available to film your events, interviews, artistic creations, and workshops, with extensive experience in educational videos, web series, documentary work, and artist features.
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Experienced in standard professional design software, we create graphics that are completely customized and original without relying on templates. Our portfolio includes logos, CD album covers, non-profit booklets, posters, social media content, and web/video graphics.
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Creative/Owner Derek Olson has been an illustrator since the time he could pick up a pencil. He eventually moved onto digital and has created some fantastic artwork over the years. We are available to create illustrations on demand for our clients from something to hang on your wall to ways to make your marketing campaign really stand out among the crowd.
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Creative/Owner Anna Robins’ artistic background began with music. Her musical projects have included film soundtracks, podcast theme songs, instrumental and original song albums. For more information to hear her work visit www.annarobins.com.
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OSC includes award-winning audio production with experience in a variety of production categories: radio commercial/PSA; podcast; DJ liners; etc. Whether you want us to take your recordings and turn them into magic or need a producer for a project from A-Z, we have you covered!
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With the unique and extensive experiences of our creative team, we can offer insight and ideas to your team’s challenges in the areas of arts, community outreach, events, social media marketing, and volunteerism. Whether it’s a single-hour consultation, or a complete project oversee, we want to bring what we’ve learned to you.
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Open Space Creative is dedicated to fostering creative minds online and in our immediate area. Through programs, contests, workshops, and events we believe in building community through the arts and supporting the next generation of media artists.
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Entertainment

We are more than just marketing services here at Open Space Creative. We also create some of our own really cool stuff. We have made documentaries, short films, plays, scripts and so much more and you can check them out here. Drumsong Media is a multimedia studio producing artistic, educational, and inspirational works. Dirty Sprocket is a place for scripts, illustrations, podcasts and short films.

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Now that you know what we do, see the results for yourself. To check out one of our awesome projects just click on one of the images below. Contact Us so we can help you with your project today!

Logos We've Made

Various Clients

Graphic Design, Illustration

Klukwan Village Video

First Peoples Fund

Video Production, Non-profit, Arts

Singing Doe

Workshop & Showcase

Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Design, Consulting, Event Planning
Singing Doe

Found It!

OSC Games

Graphic Design, Game, Project Development

Musician Website

David Robinson

Web Design, Graphic Design

Poster Designs

BFHS Theater and Belle Fourche Area Community Theater

Graphic Design, Illustration, Arts Education

Illustrations

Various Clients

Illustration, Graphic Design

Wayáwa Čík’ala

Thunder Valley, CDC

Video Production, Audio Production, Graphic Design, Arts Education

Needles N Pins Commercial

KINI 96.1

Audio Production, Commercial, Radio

Logos We've Made

Various Clients

Graphic Design, Illustration

We have a passion for taking our client’s vision and turning it into a clean, multi-functioning logo design that showcases their values and personality. These examples were created by OSC creative Anna Robins for small businesses, creative projects, an event, and a non-profit.

Various Logos

Klukwan Village Video

First Peoples Fund

Video Production, Non-Profit, Art

This video was edited by our creative Anna Robins for an arts non-profit. They provided all of the materials, Anna edited it together and polished the visuals and sound to create a more professional case study video.

Singing Doe

Workshop & Showcase

Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Design, Consulting, Event Planning

Singing Doe was a Women-in-Music event that was annually held in Rapid City, SD from 2017 to 2020. OSC creative, Anna Robins, was the head organizer of the event and designed the official logo. OSC creative, Derek Olson, designed/built the website and filmed the event for promo/recap videos.

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Singing Doe

Found It!

OSC Games

Graphic Design, Game, Project Development

Anna Robins, with the help of her fellow creative, Derek Olson, developed this fun, simple, and fast-paced game for friends and family to play over conference call apps. The logo and game-sheet cover was designed by Anna, as well.

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Musician Website

David Robinson

Web Design, Graphic Design

David Robinson is an amazing multi-instrument musician from Minnesota that needed a new website so he could showcase his many projects, let people know about lessons he teaches, and highlight his upcoming shows. He needed something modern that works great on any and all devices.

Visit the website

David Robinson Musician Website

Poster Designs

BFHS Theater and Belle Fourche Area Community Theater

Graphic Design, Illustration, Arts Education

In addition to being an OSC creative, Derek has been a theater director for well over a decade. He has directed and produced many shows in his career between High School and Community Theater. He also gets the opportunity to create the posters for those shows. Each show presents new challenges and opportunities to create some great-looking posters.

Various Posters

Illustrations

Various Clients

Illustration, Graphic Design

We have the ability to create some really great illustrations. They can be for ads, decals for merchandise or just great pieces you hang on your wall. Whatever you want! We can do various styles and methods to create for you what you need.

Various Illustrations

WAYÁWA ČÍK’ALA

Thunder Valley, CDC

Video Production, Audio Production, Graphic Design, Arts Education

The need for children education videos in the Lakota language brought educators from Thunder Valley, CDC to creative, Anna Robins, looking to produce a children’s web-series. For over 5 years, Anna created short animations and live-action videos covering a number of topics including math, science, vocabulary, and holidays.

Needles N Pins Commercial

KINI 96.1

Audio Production, Commercial, Radio

This radio commercial was produced by creative Anna Robins for a small boutique while working as a volunteer at the KINI 96.1 FM station on the Rosebud Reservation. In 2015 it won 2nd place in the Radio category of the South Dakota Broadcast Association’s Gary Owen’s Award.

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Case Studies

We’ve gotten to do some really cool work for some really cool people. We try to exemplify our motto, Create Better Together, and you can read below about the times we did just that. If you think we can help you, just reach out to us.

Wayáwa Čík’ala
Field: Education
Client: Tunder Valley, CDC

Wayáwa Čík’ala

Wayáwa Čík’ala (Little Learners) provides educational programming for children ages 1-5, all in the Lakota language. Using multimedia tools, lesson themes, and experts in revitalizing the Lakota language, Thunder Valley CDC's Lakota Language Initiative, partnered with DrumSong Media, provides an entertaining and relatable way for young children to learn the Lakota language.

The Challenge

“Fewer than 3% of our community members speak Lakota fluently.” (Thunder Valley, CDC website) While there is a growing need for language immersion education, very few resources in media and digital format existed. The Lakota Language Initiative saw a need to address the lack of materials and meet the young students in a technology advancing world with contemporary media.

The Solution

In 2015 the Lakota Language Initiative approached Anna Robins and DrumSong Media (a division of Open Space Creative) about creating an educational web-series. In order to provide dialogue and text completely in the Lakota language, Anna worked with Thunder valley’s language experts on translating scripts that she wrote. School teachers and students lent voices for the videos. Anna then took the audio and provided visuals, editing, sound mixing, coloring, music, illustrations, and graphics to create the videos. Now the series on YouTube includes educational segments ranging in subject, grade level, and artistic medium, all in the Lakota language. To date the channel has over 200 videos, with over a 1,000 subscribers, and views in over 20 countries. Watch all the episodes now!

South Dakota Songwriters
Field: Arts & Culture, Non-profit
Client: South Dakota Songwriters

South Dakota Songwriters

South Dakota Songwriters aims to encourage and promote songwriting and songwriters in and around South Dakota.

The Challenge

South Dakota Songwriters was in need of a logo to unite and represent the variety of musical talent the state had to offer. While based in the Black Hills on the far western side of the state, the organization wanted to reach out and welcome all artists from the far corners of South Dakota without favoring the immediate area where they were based.

The Solution

As a songwriter herself, Anna Robins offered to help South Dakota Songwriters in creating a logo that would meet their needs and reach across the state without playing to cliche icons related to the music field. The final result pictures a stylized soundhole, as commonly found on acoustic guitars - the black shapes on either side representing the Black Hills on the west half of the state, and the wavy strings in the center representing the Missouri River that runs through the center of South Dakota and into South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls on the east side of the state. One product representing both unique sides of the state arranged in a musical icon. Visit South Dakota Songwriters.

South Dakota Songwriters
Héčhetu Welo
Field: Arts & Culture
Client: Dwayne Wilcox, Visual Artist

Héčhetu Welo

Dwayne “Chuck” Wilcox is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota and a lifelong producer of art. Chuck’s chosen medium is ledger paper, the first paper to make its way to the American Great Plains in the 19th century. Chuck’s goal is to share a continuing view of how natives see the European culture and to reverse the paradigm. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK; Red Cloud Heritage Museum, Rine Ridge, SD; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; the University of Alaska, Anchorage; among many other venues.

The Challenge

Wilcox expressed to Anna Robins and DrumSong Media (a division of Open Space Creative) a need for a film depicting his background and early life on the Pine Ridge reservation. The film would be used at gallery showings, lectures, and other appearances by Wilcox.

The Solution

After brainstorming with Wilcox, Anna Robins decided to produce a mini-documentary about Wilcox, featuring his homelands, studio, artistic works and family memorabilia. The film was shot the summer of 2018 and finished production later that fall. DrumSong Media provided complete production including the film’s soundtrack. Over the course of a year the film was mentioned and/or showcased in seven festivals and won two awards. The film was publicly released fall of 2019 with a copy given to Wilcox to use at his discretion. View the documentary now!

AboutUs

Anna and Derek are a dynamic, married team with over 15 years of experience in arts, digital marketing, and arts organizing/events. After meeting at a coffee shop in the summer of 2017, they have since been creating and dreaming together.

Anna Robins

Anna Robins

Anna graduated with a degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Music Composition from Cardinal Stritch University. She has over 7 years of digital arts experience and is an award-winning songwriter/filmmaker.

Derek Olson

Derek Olson

Derek graduated with a degree in Animation and went to work as a digital artist at TDG in Deadwood, he has been there for almost fifteen years. He is also the director of the Belle Fourche High School Theater program and the Executive Director of Belle Fourche Area Community Theater.

Our Shop

Besides all of our digital projects and entertainment we have a shop with all sorts of amazing and creative products. Check out our wide assortment of clothing, accessories, home wear, and lots of other cool stuff.

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