Notes from LTMers’ Virtual Lives

From internal team meetings to online community events, the best way to meet today is decidedly digital. And while this comes with new dynamics and surprises, we’ve been up to the challenge. Since March, lookthinkmake has not only hosted successful virtual meetings, we’ve attended and participated in “many more, and have gained much insight on

12 Things I’ve Learned Running an Ad Agency

Happy Anniversary lookthinkmake! Here is a look back from 2008 to today, twelve years of building brands that build community – bookended with recessions. What have we learned since launch? It’s not what I expected, that’s for sure. 1. Focusing on community is the best guiding light When we make brands and campaigns, or websites,

Making Photos in a Socially Distant World

  We’re lucky that with everything that has changed over these last few months, the power of a great photograph remains. The process of making that photo come to life is a different story these days. Early this year lookthinkmake began conceptualizing a new campaign for a long standing client, The Crossvine, a master planned

Jokes that Burn More Than a 155 MPH Serve

The Situation Our client, The Andy Roddick Foundation, is a nonprofit organization that works to expand opportunities for young people to learn and thrive. Fundraising is an essential component to the Foundation’s work in the community in order to expand opportunities for young people to learn and succeed. Each year, the Foundation hosts a gala

LTM Goes Back to School

While our kids are heading back to school, lookthinkmake has also taken the opportunity to expand our knowledge and brush up on our skills. With the help of all the virtual platforms that have emerged in 2020, as well as the extra time that we have while working from home, we’ve each been able to

LTM Extended Family: Kendall Guinn, Aquila Commercial

What makes a place special to you? For me, experiencing a place doesn’t become truly special until I’ve shared it with someone else I care about. My favorite special places are my parents house in Georgetown, Versailles in France, and our family’s ranch in West Texas. I also hold a special place in my heart

Great Brands Carve Out Their Own Space

What if you could shape your world? Not just your home, but also the places you go every day—to work, to shop, to explore? Creating public, multi-function spaces requires a balance, blending architecture and art, wayfinding and wandering, and commerce and conversation. We all thrive on chance meetings and surprising discoveries. And we remember the

LTM Extended Family: Heath Riddles

Heath Riddles is the CEO of Pease Park Conservancy. Heath has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in Austin’s nonprofit sector, and he has helped raise millions of dollars over the course of his career at organizations like Equality Texas, Texas Advocacy Project, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and The Hispanic


We love Austin. A lot. We have loved on this great city for 10 years, from lifting up places for folks to call home, to championing destinations for people to experience soul-feeding art, parks, recreation—and one of the coolest gathering spaces of all time: Fareground. So it was a natural fit for us to respond

Building a Company Culture, Together

Your vision for the company budget might be quarterly or annually, but your vision for the company culture should be 100 years or more. – said some seemingly sage person a while ago At lookthinkmake, we are more than just a brand communication firm. We are a place that celebrates people, places, and dreams—we just