Katie Baird  

Exploring the Pantone Studio App   August 30, 2016
by Katie Baird

In the printing and design world, Pantone is the common language and system we use to talk about color and ensure consistency across all printed mediums. Over the years Pantone has evolved far beyond its original swatch books, offering everything from robust color-managing software to trendy housewares and fashion color forecasts. Recently, Pantone launched a super...[MORE]

Joshua P. Ferguson  

Has Cute Gone Too Far?   August 23, 2016
by Joshua P. Ferguson

Cute is having a moment. We’re not just talking Katie Perry, Zooey Deschanel, the tiny hamster and Marcel the Shell. It’s the Buzzfeed listicles dedicated to cute t-shirts you’ll never want to take off. It’s the second coming of Lisa Frank. It’s the twitter profile @cuteoverload with 25,500 followers. It’s the...[MORE]

Melissa Muñoz  

5 Tips to Keep Procrastination in Check   August 9, 2016
by Melissa Muñoz

Procrastination. It happens to the best of us. It could be that a project seems so daunting that you don’t know where to begin. It could be that you aren’t particularly interested in the subject matter. Maybe you had a not-so-pleasant experience with something similar in the past—so it really...[MORE]

Joyce Choe  

Reflections from a Student Designer   July 29, 2016
by Joyce Choe

Looking back at my time as a student designer here at BatesMeron, one of the most memorable experiences was tagging along to the photoshoot for Benary’s annual Do It BIG magazine at the beginning of my internship. At first, I was a ball of mixed emotions, especially since it was...[MORE]

Todd Pierce  

Choosing the Right Brand Colors   July 26, 2016
by Todd Pierce

Have you ever needed help deciding the best color for your brand? Pro tip: it shouldn’t be your favorite color. Instead, it should convey what you want to say about your company. Business owners tend to pick brand colors for a variety of arbitrary reasons, i.e. “it looks nice” or “that’s...[MORE]

Carlie Miller  

Branding the Rio 2016 Olympic Games   July 20, 2016
by Carlie Miller

With the summer Olympics in Rio just weeks away, it has me thinking about how many variables go into the branding and design of the Olympic games, and how many billions of people will ultimately end up seeing this work. From the logo that kicks off the look and feel of the...[MORE]

Katie Baird  

Wallpaper Giveaway: Sweet Summery Type   July 11, 2016
by Katie Baird

Here at BatesMeron, we are a little obsessed with our desktop wallpaper. Whether it is delectably designed backdrops we pick for ourselves or absurdly silly images our co-workers prank us with, the wallpaper around here is constantly in flux. Recently, I have been furiously practicing my hand-drawn type and calligraphy skills and...[MORE]

Joshua P. Ferguson  

Getting Adverbsarial: Writing in the Age of the Adverb   July 5, 2016
by Joshua P. Ferguson

I consider myself to be someone who stays on top of current events and popular culture. It’s helpful when you’re a writer. Sifting through the latest on the presidential race, Game of Thrones and Beyonce last month, I stumbled across more than one article analyzing our collective overuse of the...[MORE]

Melissa Muñoz  

Summer Bucket List   June 28, 2016
by Melissa Muñoz

This time last summer BatesMeron was hard at work researching, writing and designing a summer bucket list postcard for one of our favorite clients, the ultra fast and reliable RCN Chicago. This lineup of warm-weather fun came to mind over the weekend as I was prepping my planner, penciling in...[MORE]

Taylor Wells  

Life [or Design] on Mars?   June 21, 2016
by Taylor Wells

The BatesMeron crew was over the moon when we saw that NASA released its retro-futurist recruiting poster series last week. Originally designed in 2009 but finally released to the public, (since they are a public agency) these posters certainly grabbed our attention and got a few of us thinking about...[MORE]