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Carlie Miller  

My Chicago Summer Bucket List   May 22, 2018
by Carlie Miller

With summer fast approaching and the temperature in Chicago climbing, the number of events happening around town is also on the rise. While during the winter months I find that I rely on podcasts, videos and articles for daily inspiration, over the summer months I try to attend as many...[MORE]

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

Our 2018 WeeTreat Workshop   May 15, 2018
by Joshua P. Ferguson

As a gaggle of designers and word nerds, the BatesMeron team is really good at keeping its proverbial nose to the grindstone. Lately, we’ve almost been too good. With so much dedicated plugging away going on, we’ve been overdue to spend some QT with another aspect of what makes being...[MORE]

     
Adam Barkley  

Lessons from a BatesMeron Design Intern   May 9, 2018
by Adam Barkley

My time at BatesMeron has been an enlightening experience. In this agency setting I have been able to put classroom concepts and tools to practice in the “real world.” Like most new things, it was a mixed bag of emotions: excitement, nervousness, eagerness and fear. I went in expecting a...[MORE]

     
Katie Baird  

Looking to the Past for Designspiration   April 24, 2018
by Katie Baird

Everyone knows creatives can have days where the inspiration just won’t come. After many fruitless hours of scrolling through Pinterest, Dribbble and Behance, it’s a good idea to change your approach. A fun tactic for digging yourself out of a creative rut is to look back—way back—and find design inspiration...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

Six Questions for Adam Barkley   April 17, 2018
by Becka Bates

Get to know the newest intern to join the BatesMeron team, Adam Barkley! Adam is a junior at Columbia College Chicago, where he is majoring in design and photography. He joins our team with creative passion and a love of photography to assist in all things design. I interviewed Adam...[MORE]

     
Melissa Muñoz  

From Snail Snot to Color of The Year   April 10, 2018
by Melissa Muñoz

1993 was a very important year. It was the year of Got Milk?, President Bill Clinton, Jurassic Park and the dawn of Mary-Kate & Ashley’s wholesome media empire. But more important than all of that, 1993 was the year I got my first Crayola Big Box, featuring a whopping 96...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

BatesMeron was just named THE TOP Branding Agency in Chicago by Clutch.co and we’re swooning. Here’s why.   April 3, 2018
by Becka Bates

Last week, BatesMeron was named the #1 Branding Agency in Chicago by Clutch.co. The announcement was made in their press release highlighting the highest-ranking marketing and advertising agencies in Chicago for 2018. This is a really big deal to us. It’s not like we haven’t won awards before. We’ve been recognized...[MORE]

     
Anna Woodward  

Get the Most Out of Your Company Values   March 27, 2018
by Anna Woodward

Company values. Integrity. Hard work. Collaboration. Respect. Excellence. Customer service. We’ve definitely all come across a business that proudly espouses these somewhere on their website. I’m not sure how or when, but somewhere along the way, company values became a seemingly ubiquitous request as part of a client’s branding package....[MORE]

     
Todd Pierce  

We Proudly Celebrate   March 20, 2018
by Todd Pierce

On March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Day, a day in which we recognize the extraordinary contribution of women in today’s world. According to the International Women’s Day website, March 8th “is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Several companies joined the celebration...[MORE]