Halloween 2013

Need some inspiration for your 2013 costume? This index takes you back through the mid 80’s to see what trends were popular for this spooky holiday. I see some timeless classics, as well as some recent trends that we may look back on in disbelief one day!

Music Wins

At our Think office, we are ALL music lovers. We are also lovers of infographics. Our day-to-day music choices range from indie rock to hip hop. As a company, we hope to one day support music and education because we do believe in the power of music on the mind. For now, we’ll continue rocking out so the creativity keeps flowing…

Bags & Pens & Cups, Oh My!

How do you feel about promotional products? A lot of our clients love them, and we feel that they certainly hold their own in certain situations. You could do research for days about the mental impact that promotional products have on consumers (and potential consumers). T-shirts, bags, coozies, pens…basically anything that can be reused hundreds of times is bound to make an impression on someone. These products can get pricey, but luckily we’re pretty good hunters and can find good deals in just about any category.

Fun Office Ideas

We spend more hours at work than at home, so why not make it more enjoyable? Working our creative minds to the maximum requires a break from the norm…

Think Team: Stevie

I’ve been working with Think since June 2012 and I must say that I absolutely love my job. We have a great team who enjoys having a good time and making each another laugh. Even though Think started in 2007, the first issue of The Menu Mag wasn’t released until 2010. Only since the beginning of 2012 has Think been offering other print products, promotional products, and graphic design options. Before then it was all about the magazine.

My title is office manager, but anyone working for a start-up can appreciate the many hats that we all wear. I read an article recently that said you’re ready to handle working for a start-up if you can tolerate sleepless nights thinking about business, putting in overtime every week with no end in sight, making mistakes and fixing them, and being your own boss. These are all true, and are also the reasons why our team loves being a Think team. We are insanely dedicated because we know that in a small town like Destin word travels fast if a business is sub-par. We are also dedicated because we are basically in control of our own positions that we take great pride in. As “office manager” I handle: (1) any new/potential clients that walk into our office, (2) placing all print and promotional orders, (3) sending clients estimates and invoices until we have an agreement that everyone is excited about, (4) tracking orders and keeping clients updated, (5) collecting payment, (6) scheduling graphic design time with Shea, Steve, and Umair so things happen on schedule, (7) social media that includes 3 Facebook accounts, Twitter, Pinterest, and arranging for this blog to happen, (8) cleaning and organizing the office every week, (9) playing good music and making people laugh, and (10) any random errands or tasks that must be done.

I’m also sending out monthly email updates that I’ve appropriately titled Think Tank. At the beginning of each month we like to update the world with what we’ve been up to, relevant information about small-business ownership, and a coupon to be used within the month. It would mean the world to us if you would sign up! It’s only one day a month, so it’s not spam! Sign up here :)


Get Up, Stand Up

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!

There’s a good chance that Bob Marley was talking about the new stand-up desk craze that’s spreading through the office world. We can pretend, right?

I’ve been doing research on the health benefits of using a stand-up desk after seeing this infographic.

Thankfully our CFO owns a roofing company and is also a general contractor, so he was able to construct this awesome extension to my current desk! I did some research online to figure out the correct height for the monitor and made sure it would sit at eye-level for me. My keyboard has a slide-out tray (drawer pulls from Home Depot!) that holds my mouse as well. Underneath I have some storage for pens and office supplies. The mat is an anti-fatigue mat that I purchased on Amazon since it had good reviews and was reasonably priced.

I have an exercise ball at home already, so I’m going to bring that in and slide it under my desk for when I need sitting breaks. A stool would work as well, but I thought the ball would be fun (and they’ve come recommended for better posture, too!). There is research that shows standing for 8 hours every day is not healthy either, so it takes a good balance to make this work. The main thing that interested me was the fact that your metabolism basically stops when you sit down. Studies show that even people who exercise regularly cannot escape the downsides of sitting down for hours at a time.

Overall, I am really looking forward to seeing how this desk works out. I will update you all in a few months with my findings! After reading countless articles about people who said they would never go back to a sit-down desk, I had to give it a try. There are plenty of expensive options out there to purchase (some are gorgeous), but this fits in perfectly with our office and my current setup.  Benefits include increased energy throughout the day, better focus on tasks, reduced back and neck pain, and the feeling that work is less structured due to not being confined to a chair. Fingers crossed, but so far I’m really enjoying standing up today.

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New Year. New Think.

Think BillboardHere at Think, we have a lot of changes happening that we are very excited about. First and foremost, we have a new website design at WeLoveToThink.com that we love! The homepage showcases our portfolio that will be constantly updated as we complete projects. You can read About Us, check out our sweet caricatures on Our Team page, and follow us on our advertising journey through this Blog. We hope the new website broadcasts that we are laid-back, friendly, and very passionate about our talents.

Our ultimate goal in 2013 is to build better relationships with our clients so we can progress together. From business cards to television advertisements, Think can handle any project big or small. Visit our Services page to learn more about how we can work together to accomplish your goals.

We want to stay in touch with our clients (and soon-to-be clients) through monthly newsletters that include valuable information, not spam. You can sign up for our Think Tank emails at the bottom of this page. The first week of each month, the Think Tank emails will contain: (1) our blog articles that we have been publishing, (2) exciting information about print, advertising, graphic design, and small-business ownership, (3) a fabulous coupon to be used within the next month on your next print or promotional order! We hope that you will find the information relevant and will look to Think as an educational source as well.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss

Stevieby Stevie S.

Think, L.L.C. is an advertising agency, printer, graphic designer, and publisher in Destin, FL with an office located at 401 Mountain Drive. We specialize in logo design, editorial/advertisement design, custom illustrations, media & advertising placement, advertising budget management, social media management, video production & editing, radio production & editing, website design & hosting, Search Engine Optimization, EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) campaigns, business card design & print, restaurant menu design & print, photography, rack card design & print, flyer design & print, brochure design & print, sticker/vinyl decals design & print, complete publication design & print, banner design & print, design & print of various signs, and promotional products. Our prized publications include TheMenuMag: The Ultimate Guide to Dining and Nightlife, and Conquer: The Ultimate Guide to Adventure and Fun which are distributed to thousands of tourists and locals along the Emerald Coast. Visit WeLoveToThink.com, ThinkMenuMag.com, ConquerDestin.com, and ThinkLovesToPrint.com for more information about our wide selection of products and services.