I kern 7 point type. I illustrate with finger paint. And I love a good challenge.
My name is Tippi Thole, and I’m a designer, photographer, art director and journalist. I discovered design as a photojournalism student at the University of Missouri, and it’s been part of my journalistic arsenal ever since. I enjoy thinking about the big picture, being creative and solving problems. I love to brainstorm and collaborate with anyone who’s willing to play along. And I constantly strive to engage readers with pages that are surprising, clever, beautiful and funny.
I most recently worked as art director of the Local Living section at The Washington Post. Before that, I was lucky enough to work at lots of great magazines and newspapers, including Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the San Jose Mercury News.
I currently work as an independent visual journalist available for contract work and special projects. I also run my own design business, Bright Spot Studio, where I get to help independent creatives do what they love. If you’re looking for a creative thinker who loves to collaborate, please contact me.
(Photo by Kourtney Sellers)