Joshua P. Ferguson  

Recipes for Social Media Success   May 3, 2016
by Joshua P. Ferguson

If you’re a regular hanging out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you’ve definitely seen them. They’re those bite-size, kinda hyperlapse videos that are basically visual recipes for quick or quirky meals. They’re pretty popular. That’s actually an understatement. As an emerging form of social content, these video recipes have become...[MORE]

Melissa Leonard  

An Ode to Adult Coloring Books   April 27, 2016
by Melissa Leonard

Recently, a good friend of mine came to Chicago to stay with us for a long and fabulous weekend. She lives in a small, far less amazing city, so the heat was on to show her a most excellent time. We toured. We gorged. We conquered. Excellent time achieved. When...[MORE]

Taylor Wells  

The Power of Silence   April 19, 2016
by Taylor Wells

Imagine: you’re sitting in your living room, ignoring the routine talking heads and catchy jingles on the television during a commercial break while you look at something on your phone. Then, all of a sudden, you hear something. Or rather, you don’t hear something. you look at your television confused,...[MORE]

Pilar McQuirter  

Breaking the Internet: Hamburger Helper   April 11, 2016
by Pilar McQuirter

If you look back at Hamburger Helper and their commercials (or you fondly recall meals from your childhood past), they’ve always been a very family-oriented brand. Many of those spots even center on Lefty, their Helping Hand mascot. These days, Hamburger Helper is seeking to connect with both the moms cooking with their product...[MORE]

Fred Schaaf  

Finding an Answer in a Font   April 5, 2016
by Fred Schaaf

  Recently I found myself looking for a good article to send to someone about dyslexia since they had stunned me with the over-generalizing statement “everyone has dyslexia.” I knew they were referencing the assumption that dyslexia is often used as an excuse for poor reading—in fact, according to DyslexiaHelp at the...[MORE]

Todd Pierce  

The Importance of Mocking Things Up   March 29, 2016
by Todd Pierce

In print design, a mock-up is a full-size model used to give your client a sense of what the final piece will look like. At the very least, a mock-up shows the functionality of a piece for the client to provide feedback. Mocking projects up can be a tedious process,...[MORE]

Carlie Miller  

The Perks of Being a BMSDer   March 22, 2016
by Carlie Miller

I’ve been a part of the BatesMeron team for just about a year now, and I’ve loved being surrounded by so much creativity and talent on a daily basis. In addition to getting to work with cool people on cool projects, being a part of the BatesMeron team also means...[MORE]


A Lovely Look Back   March 15, 2016
by BatesMeron

This past Friday, the team here at BatesMeron was invited to attend the Chicago Flower and Garden Show’s annual charity night, Evening In Bloom...[MORE]

Melissa Leonard  

Just My Type: Picking the Perfect Font   March 8, 2016
by Melissa Leonard

Fonts are a lot like people. Well, “a lot” is a stretch, but I needed a big statement to get this going, and who doesn’t like a little showmanship? In reality, fonts are a little like people—how so, you ask? For one, there’s a whole heck of a lot of...[MORE]

Taylor Wells  

Misconceptions About Creative Agencies   March 1, 2016
by Taylor Wells

Working at a creative agency like BatesMeron, you get used to hearing some of the same assumptions about what work life is really like. “It’s like Mad Men at your office, right?” or, “You guys just sit around thinking up taglines all day, don’t you?” come up often. While yes,...[MORE]