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

Before starting my own 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. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism and a master’s degree in visual communication from the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. I’ve won numerous international awards for my design and photography projects. Check out my editorial portfolio to see examples of my publication design work.

When I’m not helping clients, you’ll find me knee-deep in a home improvement project, playing in my backyard or salsa dancing way past my bedtime.

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Portrait by Brian Sirimaturos of Luxe Photography


Tippi Thole, owner of Bright Spot Studio


Top 3 reasons to hire Tippi Thole

Design matters

Whether it’s your business card or your blog, first impressions make a big difference. Outstanding design helps you attract more customers so you 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 former 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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