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Hi! My name is Tippi Thole, and I'm the happy owner of Bright Spot Studio

Before starting my studio, I worked for 15 years as an art director and designer for a variety of U.S. magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, Smithsonian magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. For the past 10 years, I've been doing business as Bright Spot Studio, working with small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them market their services and grow their businesses. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a master's degree in visual communication from Ohio University. I've won numerous awards for my design and photography projects.

When I'm not helping clients, I'm striving to reduce my environmental impact as much as possible. You can learn about my zero waste efforts at

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Photo by Brian Sirimaturos of Luxe Photography

Tippi Thole, owner of Bright Spot Studio


Beach Community Thrift Store
210 25th Ave. N.
(727) 444-0339
Hours: Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Run by volunteers and a mission of Church of the Isles, United Church of Christ, this thrift store accepts and sells clothing and household items. Donations can be dropped off during open hours.


Anona Thrift Shoppe
12025 Indian Rocks Road
Harbor Crest Center, Largo (across the street from Publix)
Hours: Open every day except Tuesday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anona accepts and sells small pieces of furniture, gently used clothing, shoes and accessories, linens, towels, sheets, blankets, decorative pillows. Small household items such as kitchenware and small kitchen appliances, books, pictures, and small televisions. Tools. No larger electronics or computers.

Proceeds are used to fund Hands of Healing medical mission trips to Guatemala.  This includes the purchase of medical, dental and vision supplies and helps with other costs associated with sending a team of healthcare providers to Guatemala.


Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Donation Center (attended)
12022 Indian Rocks Road (next to Publix)
727-450-1300, 727-523-1512
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Unattended outside Goodwill bin available 24/7
14581 Walsingham Road, Largo
In the parking lot of Smith & Associates Real Estate
(Northeast corner of intersection of Hamlin Blvd./146th St. N.)


Towels, blankets and stuffed animals

Top 3 reasons to hire Tippi Thole

Design matters

First impressions make a big difference. Outstanding design and messaging help you attract more customers so you can do more of what you love.

You'll get results

When you hire me, you get an award-winning designer who loves to collaborate. Check out what clients have said about me. Their words are better than mine!

We'll have fun

The creative process should energize and inspire you. Be prepared for me to be as excited about your business as you are. My enthusiasm is contagious!

Let's start talking!

Contact me for a free, 30-minute consultation about your next project

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