About Us

creative capitalists

Becka Bates

President

Melissa Leonard

Creative Director

Joshua P. Ferguson

Senior Copywriter

Carlie Miller

Acct Manager

Todd Pierce

Designer

Kris Bates

Web Developer

Katie Baird

Designer

Anna Woodward

Copywriter

Andrew Lewis

Operations

Ricardo Gomez

Jr Designer

Lena Sosnivka

Office Administrator

The BatesMeron Story

Creativity and capitalism aren’t mortal enemies. That’s what we learned as hungry writers and designers during our time in the agency trenches, before we founded BatesMeron Sweet Design in 2005.

Working as a team to pull ideas out of the ether and meet deadlines—whether that meant over breakfast or in the wee hours of the night—we discovered that the most creative branding and marketing ideas were the ones that gave the client’s business a serious jolt. Goals and tactics became just as dear to us as layouts and headlines. Our collaborative spirit brought us together, and our competitive drive allowed us to pole jump over expectations.

So what did we learn from our many a brainstorming session? That the agency of tomorrow is run by business–savvy creatives who can listen to your goals, explain their own work and adapt on the fly.