About

portrait of Tippi Thole, portrait by Kourtney Sellers

I kern 7 point type. I’m obsessed with trash. And I love a good challenge.

My name is Tippi Thole, and I’m a designer, environmental activist and speaker.

For 15 years I worked at U.S. magazines and newspapers, including Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Washington Post. I now live in Montreal, Quebec, and run my own design business, Bright Spot Studio, where I get to help small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. If you’re looking for positively smart design, please get in touch.

When I’m not designing, I’m sharing ways to live more sustainably at Tiny Trash Can. You could say that Mother Nature is my biggest client! For the last couple years, I’ve been volunteering my design, photography, writing and speaking skills to raise awareness about environmental issues.You can find my zero waste tips on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Thanks for visiting!

(Photo by Kourtney Sellers)