About Orange Flame

It's true that this studio is primarily comprised of one man.

But, that man has worked with nationally recognized brands and has spoken about web design on globally recognized stages.

Orange Flame Design opened its doors in 2015. But Jeremy Fuksa, the studio's founder, has been designing for over 20 years.

Jeremy demonstrated "this new thing called the World Wide Web" to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 1994. His demonstration website ran off a 3.5" floppy disk.

There may have been a misuse of the <marquee> tag. Only history knows for sure.

Soon afterward, he was approached to commercially design his first website. Since then, Jeremy has designed for a wide array of brands, from local businesses to nationally-known corporations.

Meridian Technology Center website
Meridian Technology Center is a vo-tech center in Stillwater, OK. Jeremy's design, shown here (circa 1998), was pretty typical of late-90's web aesthetic. The website did have the distinction of being dynamically compiled from a database, which was a rarity for websites at the time.

Speaking Engagements

Jeremy strives to educate, entertain and inspire audiences with the talks he gives about creativity.

He intends to be challenging. Hopefully some of the things he says will leave audience members feeling a little uncomfortable under their skin. Even more hopefully, that discomfort will be the creative bug nagging at them once it's been jarred awake by dint of something inspirational but not necessarily motivational, as Jeremy does not wish to be Matt Foley.

Jeremy was asked to guest lecture at the University of Missouri School of Journalism on the subject of creativity, most specifically HOW to do creative work.

How can someone make the best podcast they can, no matter the size of the production? Jeremy gives some thoughts during the opening keynote at PodCamp Pittsburgh 6.

Alternative Design Workflows in a "PostPSD" Era

Presented at SXSW Interactive

Program description:

As responsive design and progressive enhancement become mainstream design practices, the decades old approach of using Adobe Photoshop to comp up page designs for clients is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Along with new tools to learn, there’s also the challenge of acclimating a client base that has been used to seeing fully-rendered Photoshop designs for decades. How do these new practices benefit them? This presentation looks at some “post-Photoshop” design practices and how they might fit into a designer’s workflow.

Broadcast Appearances

In addition to hosting his own podcast, The Shakes, Jeremy has appeared on a number of leading podcasts to discuss the state of creativity and web design.