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10 Reasons We’re Thankful This Holiday Season

10 Reasons We’re Thankful This Holiday Season

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 by

With the holiday season kicking off this week, we’re looking forward to the feasting, traveling, shopping, and laughing to come in the days ahead. But before the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing, the HMG crew wanted to take a minute to acknowledge some of our favorite reasons to be thankful this past year.

barbecue pit

Killer BBQ. Right smack dab in the midst of the world’s best barbecue here in Central Texas, we couldn’t be more thankful for the smoky flavors in some of our favorite spots in Austin like La Barbecue, Terry Black’s and Franklin. Never a lack of options for our next team lunch!

 

HMG Team at lunch

A growing team. Our HMG family is growing! We’ve added several new members to the team this year and look forward to our newest member joining this holiday season.

 

HMG awards

Awards. It’s been a big year for HMG and we’re proud of all we’ve accomplished. On every level of creativity, we had blast putting our best foot forward whether it was some competitive fun with our peers or significant web design/development work for brands like Capital Factory. We’re thankful for the recognition of a silver award from W3 for top community website, climbing rankings from Clutch as a top web design agency, and our first place victory for the third year in a row at the Pixelwood Derby race!

 

VR test

New technology. We have to admit, things can get a little nerdy sometimes here at HMG. Whether it’s getting the adrenaline pumping in a souped-up race car out on the tracks or stepping out of our current reality and into a virtual world, we appreciate the technique and design that go into every technology that’s shaping our world’s future.

 

water filter

Drinking water. But really. After a few too many days this fall of excessive flooding and water boiling, we promise to never take advantage of the simple necessities – and luxuries – of life that many around the world don’t have, like clean drinking water.

 

Golden doodle at HMG office

Furry friends. Because they’re not just our pets – they’re our family. Desk buddies, rescues, rascals and best friends… nothing lights up our day like our pups and their furiously-friendly tail wags.

 

Congress bridge at sunset

Austin’s weirdness. We may be a little biased, but we live in one of the coolest cities in the U.S. with an endless amount of adventure and fun to be had. Sure, we may be a little weird, but that’s what gives our city the mystique and charm that draw hundreds of new people here every day. Breakfast tacos, hiking on the greenbelt, paddleboarding on the lake, doggo havens, outdoor patios… we love everything that shapes Austin with the wonderful culture we know and love.

 

HMG core values mural

Creative talent. Talented here at HMG is an understatement. We’re privileged with an incredible team of designers, developers and consultants that produce top-of-the-line results with unmatched creativity. Plus, we get to enjoy the fruits of their creative leanings, like this year’s brand new mural in our very own office space. Trendy, fun, and artsy, this decorative wall is a continual reminder of why we do what we do.

 

ping pong tournament

Rockstar partners. To all our HMG clients and friends, we don’t deserve you. But we aim every day to be everything you need us to be and more. We love every second of working alongside you to build your brand, support your work, and be your friends. We wouldn’t be here without you and are grateful for your willingness to trust us with your business goals!

 

UT football game

Longhorn strides. It’s been too many years in the making, but our Longhorns are finally pulling through. We wish the football season wasn’t already coming to a close, but we’re proud of this year’s performance and are walking away with some seriously reinvigorated UT pride.

Sarah Hetrick

Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Guru at HMG Creative; B.A. in Communications. Dallasite-turned-Austinite. Obsessed with photography, travel, fitness and new adventures. Follow her on Instagram @sarahdhetrick

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