Melissa Muñoz  

Demystifying Sustainable Printing   July 3, 2017
by Melissa Muñoz

Recycle, reduce, reuse. This eco-conscious proverb has been in our heads since grade school. You might have put it to use by making bird feeders out of old milk jugs then, but at a time when our environmental regulations are being aggressively cut back it’s important to explore the more...[MORE]

Anna Woodward  

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Writing   June 27, 2017
by Anna Woodward

When the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo became an international bestseller, I was initially skeptical and slightly overwhelmed by the popularity. From lifestyle gurus inundating the blogosphere with posts about how to fold your t-shirts into tiny little squares to the disgruntled packrats of the world letting...[MORE]

Ricardo Gomez  

E3 With Me: An Aesthetic Review of New Games   June 20, 2017
by Ricardo Gomez

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3, was held last week in Los Angeles and boy did that give video game fanatics everywhere something to cheer about. In the world of gaming, motion graphics and animation are at the core of the value of the product, but it’s the game covers that are...[MORE]

Todd Pierce  

Graphic Design 101: 5 Design Tips You’ll Use Daily   June 12, 2017
by Todd Pierce

As a graphic designer, I’m constantly looking for design tips and tricks that will improve my process, better my designs and help me make the best use of my time. In all honesty, some of the most useful tips aren’t anything super complex, they just help you improve the essential...[MORE]

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Artisan Bags’ Cindy De Pecol   June 6, 2017
by Becka Bates

Cindy De Pecol is a life coach, yoga instructor and the founder and president of Artisan Bags, the eco-friendly, hand-painted, custom tote bag business we had the pleasure of branding. Cindy’s decisive input, openness and interest in the process made our work with Artisan Bags a branding and design dream....[MORE]

Carlie Miller  

I Added More Hygge Into My Life and This is What Happened   May 31, 2017
by Carlie Miller

Hyyge (pronounced HOO-GA) is a word that I’d never heard nor uttered until just a few weeks ago when I was gifted The Little Book of Hygge by a friend for my birthday. While I had no idea what hygge was at the time, I was intrigued by the book’s...[MORE]

Katie Baird  

Unboxing Parse & Parcel Spring 2017   May 23, 2017
by Katie Baird

  Here at BatesMeron, we have a deep love for all things print and paper. So, when we found about about the subscription service Parse & Parcel, we had to sign up and see what it was all about. Parse & Parcel delivers quarterly boxes of paper inspiration to help give designers a...[MORE]

Tarah Kraft  

Campaign Crush: Fast Food Ad Frenzy   May 16, 2017
by Tarah Kraft

We’re all guilty of indulging in fast food every now and then. And if you’re one of the few who is able to resist the urge to devour chicken nuggets and fries on a Sunday morning, then I tip my hat to you. Sometimes (okay—a lot of the time), fast food...[MORE]

Joshua P. Ferguson  

Inspiration Information: 5 Blogs for Creatives   May 9, 2017
by Joshua P. Ferguson

Recently, a friend emailed me asking for recommendations on articles and sites that focused on trends in writing. She referenced a post I’d written for this very blog about adverbs and their necessity. That got me thinking, where else do I go to find thoughtful, inspiring content about what I...[MORE]

Melissa Muñoz  

California Spring Trials—We Already Miss You!   May 2, 2017
by Melissa Muñoz

At the beginning of April, our account manager Tarah and I packed our bags to head over to Watsonville, California to get a first-hand account of one of our favorite events to work on, the California Spring Trials (CAST). This annual west coast event brings together leading plant breeders, growers and suppliers to show off...[MORE]