This is Creative



Graphic design.  Identity.  brochures.  advertising.  collateral.  displays.  annual reports.  direct mail.  logo development.  branding.  strategy.  web design.


this is think™ is a small woman-owned freelance graphic design firm located in the Gainesville/Manassas area of Northern Virginia.  With over twenty-five years of experience instituting creative design approaches, this is think™ has been able to meet the communication challenges of clients both small and large, from Fortune 500 companies to the Federal Government.  Our high impact designs understand the passion and goals of each client we represent.  Whether devising an integrated marketing campaign to a simple brochure, this is think is the choice to define, distinguish and deploy new ideas, products and services for clients across the country.



We excel in the area of print design. Creating materials consisting of small direct-mail pieces to award winning annual reports for non-profit organizations to full suites of sales materials for Fortune 500 companies. Whether we’re developing a large brand campaign or a simple brochure, we are up to the task!


To move forward successfully and consistently in the marketplace, you need to start with a clear strategy of action.  Our framework begins with a tools assessment to review current situations to help us gain a better understanding  in positioning your brand. Our end result - an effective brand strategy that gives our clients a major edge in increasingly competitive markets.


Count on us to develop effective, efficient media plans across print, broadcast, outdoor and online channels. Execution of compelling ad creative that reflects your brand and resonates with your target audiences.


Our first step is understanding the communications goals of our clients for the development of our digital solution.  Whether it’s a website, banner ad, podcast, newsletter or other vehicle, we are up to the task.


 Bringing ideas to life with unique design solutions

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Gainesville, Virginia



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Action Aid International USA

American Assoc. of Geriatric Psychiatry

American Farmland Trust

American Forest and Paper Association

American International Automobile Dealers Association

American Medical Directors Association

AMDA Symposium

American Red Cross

American Resort Development Association

American Systems

AT&T Government Group

Avant Healthcare

Bennett Insurance Agency

Best Software

Booz Allen Hamilton

Capitol Environmental

Capitol Exhibits

DC Charter Schools

Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force)

Department of Education

Development Gateway Foundation

Document Planet

Dominion Exhibits

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival




Elite Mortgage Capital

Farm to Fork

Farmers Market Coalition

Flavor Magazine

Federal Aviation Administration

Freddie Mac

FreshFarm Markets

Goodwill of Greater Washington

GTE Healthcare Systems

GTE Information Systems

Host Hotels

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ice Components

Internal Revenue Service


Jones Foundation

K2M, Inc

Loudoun Community Health Center

Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd.

National Institutes of Standards and Technology

National Park Foundation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Oder Communications



Patriot High School Soccer


Prince Georges County

RCW Communications, Inc.


SOS Childrens Villages

Smithsonian Institutes

Swissport (a division of Swissair)

TBS (Technology & Business Solutions LLC)

The Delrose Group

The Kennedy Center

The Mkt. Group, Inc.

The Ocean Conservancy


University of Southern California

Urban Land Institute


Our main focus is to help our clients achieve a design solution that builds a clear picture. It is our business to listen, identify and express the essence of our clients communication challenges. Remember, not everyone see's the entire picture the same.

What do the Client's think?

Valerie has been a pleasure to work with. I am so grateful for how hard she has worked on meeting our deadlines for our design projects. Her level of design and customer service is superb!


Jacqueline Vance

RN,C. CDONA/LTC, Director of Clinical Affairs, American Medical Directors Association



Val is my "go-to" for high quality out-of-the-box graphic design projects. I have been working with her since 2006 and continue to follow her throughout her career journey.


Elizabeth Venafro

Head of Marketing,

Compusearch Software Systems, Inc



This is Think is a first-class organization! Valerie Loague is creative and talented, and it has been a pleasure working with such a professional organization.


Mary Davies

President, Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine



Benefits of a Small Freelance Design Studio

Personal Level of Service

Smaller firms and independent designers tend to be more motivated in getting your business. You will receive a more personal level of service, and work directly with the individual responsible for your project.

Reduced Cost, Same Quality

You will pay less for the same or even better quality of service due to reduced overhead costs.  Smaller firms and independents have the flexibility of offering several established outside vendors to specifically fit  individual tastes, style and preferences of the client, cutting out the markup large firms have.

 Overall Creative Experience

In many cases, independent designers will have more design experience than the combined years of a design team at an agency because they opt to leave larger firms and start their own.  Independent designer will also push for a higher level of creativity - their work is a representation of themselves.

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