Category Archives: BatesMeron

Horacio Acevedo  

Designing for the World of Tomorrow   October 2, 2019

Times keep changing, and with them, technology. In the last few decades, we’ve seen trend after trend come and go. Our phones have gone from landlines to wireless touch screens and our computers have gone from towers to pocket-sized devices. And in the middle of all this innovation in technology are designers, like us, tasked with not only keeping up Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

Keeping Up with Culture   September 19, 2019

  I was recently in San Diego for a wedding (#humblebrag) and unexpectedly found myself in the midsts of an in-depth conversation about my job, its location and, more specifically, my work/life balance. To give a little context, I was speaking with a fertilizer salesman from a small town in the Midwest, just two or three years shy of his Continue Reading

     
Dan Wu  

The Best Way to Create Information Architecture   September 12, 2019

We’ve all experienced the frustration of navigating a website and being unable to find the information we need. That’s what usability test sessions are for. As a participant in one of these sessions, I helped test the usability of a photography studio’s website. One of my tasks was finding the price for a family shoot on the site. As I Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

Six Questions for Vivienne Apsey   September 4, 2019

  Get to know the newest member to join the BatesMeron team, Vivienne Apsey! Vivienne is our new Junior Designer bringing fresh ideas, exciting designs and a love of typography to the BatesMeron team. I interviewed Vivienne as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who make us proud. Sometimes I like to Continue Reading

     
Linda Dao Ohr  

Consistent Branding: Keeping the Sales vs Marketing Peace   August 19, 2019

Since the dawn of the modern business model, sales and marketing teams have had a notoriously rocky relationship—made rockier by the fact that they are two of the most critical departments in any organization. And, like most issues that arise, a lack of effective communication is to blame. From the sales team perspective, the problem is obvious: Marketing spends their Continue Reading

     
Vivienne Apsey  

The Trials and Tribulations of a Young Designer: How Prototyping Saved Me   August 13, 2019

As any fellow creative can attest to, there are many lessons from art school that follow us into our careers. We look at our x-acto blade scars and feel pride in the projects that we put our (literal) blood, sweat and tears into. However, no one warns the ambitious, young student about the real-world complexities of taking your first professional Continue Reading

     
Matt Roman  

Technical Tricks for Working Faster in Illustrator   August 6, 2019

As a designer, there’s a valuable amount of time that goes into conceptualizing an idea when working on a new brand or project. It’s arguably the most important component of the work we do. Being able to really dig into each aspect during the beginning phases and then expand upon that research is vital to a successful end product and Continue Reading

     
Maggie Curran  

Manage Change Management with Marketing   July 30, 2019

Change is a good thing. That’s the old saying. It’s also a permanent reality for modern enterprises. And whether it’s due to re-organization, technology, shifts in company culture or a rebrand, change is still a good thing, but adjusting to it as an organization can be a whole different story. That adjustment to organizational change is why change management exists—and Continue Reading

     
Amy Clardy  

Easter Eggs Can Delight Your Audience   July 23, 2019

You may be wondering why we’re talking about Easter eggs in July. We’re not talking about the plastic eggs with chocolate and other prizes inside. Instead, Easter eggs in the marketing world are hidden gems, features or moments of surprise buried within content, advertisements, software and throughout the internet. They are designed to catch you off guard and make you Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

All Hail the Creative Brief   July 16, 2019

Or so that’s the conventional agency wisdom. This document to rule all documents is held as both bible and road map. Its word is bond (quite literally if your agency requires client sign-off on its contents). In its role as a centerpiece of agency life, the creative brief is adored and despised, sworn by and shrugged off, considered both a Continue Reading