Download these exclusive BIGEYE Summer 2012 backgrounds

Check out our super-cool new skins for the Summer! Download them for FREE to your iPhone or iPad and take Biggie with you everywhere! Anytime you’re feeling the drag of the summer heat just turn on your smart device and let Biggie remind you that Life is Good!

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BIGEYE volunteers at The Mustard Seed of Central Florida

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida has a humble beginning. The donation-based service was established in 1984 at a time when homelessness was just beginning to emerge as a community-wide endemic. Carol Kane, the founder, saw all homeless individuals, regardless of race, creed, or social status, simply as God’s children in need of assistance. The Mustard Seed became a non-profit, charitable organization as a result of her faith.
The mission of The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank is to help to rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community.

What’s special about The Mustard Seed is that a majority of the help they receive is voluntary. So what did we do? We volunteered! We arrived bright and early with coffee in hand, and after a tour of the facility and many, many thanks from the Volunteer Coordinator, we were split into small teams and we got to work!

Our team really dug in… we opened up television sets and extracted all of the usable copper. We sorted through and organized donated clothing and pieces of material. We hung clothes in the store that’s open to the public each week. And we helped create dish packs that would provide a family of four with the necessary plates, cups, and silverware.

While we didn’t get a chance to meet any of the families that The Mustard Seed provides hope and help for, we left knowing that our donation of time would make a difference in the lives of those who need help in our community.

We love to give back, it’s who we are. Learn more about who we are here.

BIGEYE takes over Champion Stadium for a team outing

We recently took a trip as a team to Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for an Atlanta Braves Spring Training Game. Things got really exciting when a foul ball headed our way. Thankfully, TJ was there to stake his claim on the prize falling from the sky.
 

To learn more about our daily adventures, check us out here!

BigGuy around campus

As I approach the end of my college career, a sense of urgency has been growing inside me. I came to the realization that I needed to get an internship that would help to “build the resume” and allow me to “gain valuable work experience”. After a couple tedious hours of online searching I came across BIGEYE Creative. I was immediately intrigued by the wit and humor flowing through their Web site. It seemed like a great fit for someone like me. So three weeks after my initial interview here I am, working diligently, the newest member to the BigEye Family.
And what a monumental first week it has been at BIGEYE Creative. I’m not going to lie I was initially nervous about this internship. I mean I have had my share of horrible jobs and was curious as to what part I would play with this company. Would I be in charge of getting coffee and addressing envelopes or would I be a valued member of the BIGEYE team?

In the past week I have been praised for cleaning out part of the of the office and attended the 2012 company retreat. The office cleaning was rough. I was pretty beat after moving boxes and file cabinets for five hours. However, what I didn’t expect was to be treated like a hero after. I mean I’m an intern, I’m supposed to do grunt work, right? Even better than all the compliments for the box moving was that it was to make room for the new employees coming in February. Which means I won’t be the new guy for very much longer. The bonuses just keep coming.

The retreat came at the perfect time for me. Being so new to the company it gave me a chance to really understand BIGEYE and get to know my co-workers. The retreat included an inspirational speaker, numerous company discussions and a trip through a very interesting museum (Wycliffe Discovery Center).

Besides the great working environment, the thing that really topped it all off was the gift that I received on Wednesday. Let it forever be known that on January 11, 2012, I was given my very own, company-issued snuggie! I didn’t plan for this perk until at least a couple of months with BIGEYE.

PS I’m officially a part of the team! No, really. Check me out on the Team page!

– Kyle

Go here to meet the rest of the incredible team!

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Just some food for thought: A Thanksgiving infographic

A pretty gravy infographic with lots of fun facts about Thanksgiving!

BIGEYE is home to some extra-talented designers. See what our creative team does here.

Food for thought

By BIGEYE Posted on November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving food for thoughts

 

Eat your heart out

  • 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Americans consumer 450,00 lbs. Of green bean casserole which is equivalent to 245 Statues of Liberties.
  • Americans consumer 45,000 ears of corn/acre which is equal to 6,800 football fields.
  • Americans consumer 19 million gallons of mashed potatoes which is equivalent to 2700 swimming pools filled with mashed potatoes.
  • 5,000 miles of turkeys. Americans consumer 5000 miles of turkeys which is about the distance between California and France.
  • The first Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days.

Destination Turkey

The great state of Minnesota has the most turkeys in the U.S.

The bird is the word…

There are three places, nationwide named after the holiday’s traditional meat, Turkey.

  • Turkey, Texas – 496 residents
  • Turkey Creek, La. – 357 residents.
  • Turkey, N.C. – 267 residents

There are also 16 townships around the country named ‘Turkey,” 3 of them in Kansas.

The Guinness Book of Records states that the greatest dressed weight recorded for a turkey was at the annual “heaviest turkey” competition held in London, England on December 12, 1989. It was 86 lbs.

The Amazing turkey

  • Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, field of turkeys would drop dead.
  • A scared turkey can run at speeds up to 20 mph.
  • They can also go into flight in a matter of seconds approaching speeds between 50-55 mps.
  • A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees.

Other Random Insights

  • Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken, which is become more popular in thanksgiving and originated in Louisiana.
  • 457 million pounds is the record for total U.S pumpkin production by Illinois.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale
  • Author of Mary Had a Little Lamb was largely responsible for found the national Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Dungeness crab is common as an alternate main dish instead of turkey, as crab season starts in early November on the west coast of the U.S.
  • Thomas Jefferson thought the concept of Thanksgiving was “the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever heard.”

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