Category Archives: BatesMeron


A Digital Terarrium For Your Desktop   September 18, 2014

Today we wanted to share with you some artwork that inspires us! This post, written by Khrista Rypl and brought to you by Studio 360, brings life to the idea of “digital snow globes.” Read on to learn about this beautiful and unique form of graphic design. Graphic artist Rafael Varona used to think of illustrations, animation, and web graphics as distinct Continue Reading

Todd Pierce  

10 Things I’ve Learned From Working with Women   September 16, 2014

I’ve worked at BatesMeron for the better part of my graphic design career. While working here, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some amazing and talented people. I say “people,” because the BatesMeron team is comprised of about the same number of women and men. However, within the creative department (i.e. writers and designers only), that ratio shifts to more like 4 women Continue Reading


Hot Dogs, Baseball and BatesMeron   September 12, 2014

Yesterday was our annual BatesMeron baseball outing! Yep, we closed up shop to enjoy some team bonding and show some Chicago pride over at U.S. Cellular Field…and it was great! The day may have been a bit chilly, but that didn’t stop us from having a ball (pun intended) and cheering on the White Sox. Things we learned: 1. A Continue Reading

Fred Schaaf  

On My Doorstep Every Morning   September 9, 2014

Many people don’t understand why I still read the daily newspaper. I get both Chicago papers delivered to my doorstep each morning and on some Sundays I even add The New York Times to my pile. People are often boggled by the fact that I pay for this service. (I’m sure they’d be appalled to learn I tip the delivery Continue Reading


Due North: Career Compass Direct Mailer   September 3, 2014

The American Osteopathic Association is a full-service resource for students, residents and practitioners of osteopathic medicine. They recently unveiled an interactive tool, the Career Compass, to help guide its members through all facets of their osteopathic career. Beyond setting goals and milestones for students, it also provides a space for peers to communicate with each other and share advice. After Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

Beyond Business: LinkedIn as a Powerful Marketing Tool   September 2, 2014

Pardon the pun, but one of LinkedIn’s newest features may be the missing link between networking and content marketing. What was once restricted to “influencers” (read: experts, big-wigs and beyond), is now open to all LinkedIn members because “every professional has valuable experience to share,” according to the official LinkedIn blog announcement. Published posts allow you to build your brand Continue Reading


12 Inevitable Truths of a Creative Agency   August 28, 2014

Ever curious what life’s like at a creative agency? You probably imagine intense brainstorms, big pitches and computer screens filled with beautiful artwork. And yes, those are all true. But there is more. Here are 12 truths that every agency-dwelling individual has thought or felt at least once…per day. 1. When co-workers ask you to hang out outside of work Continue Reading


Finding Our Home   August 26, 2014

As a newly initiated member to the BatesMeron family, I wanted my very first blog to speak from personal roots about the concept of home and how we are influenced by the many nostalgic and heartwarming places we consider home throughout our lives. I spent my childhood amidst the rolling hills of northern Missouri, growing up on a picturesque hobby farm, far Continue Reading


How To Write Copy That Sells   August 21, 2014

Recently, our very own Melissa Leonard was trying to sell some furniture in anticipation of her move. As many do, she jumped on Craigslist as a source for easy posting, selling and buying. She wrote a short ‘n sweet description of her brown leather couch, attached some pictures and thought all was well in the world. She figured her couch Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Todd Pierce   August 19, 2014

Todd Pierce is a veteran BatesMeron graphic designer, dad-joke connoisseur and resident Sporty Spice. I’ve loved watching Todd grow as a designer since we first hired him as an intern more than three years ago. He has since become an integral part of the BatesMeron family. His skill for turning around massive projects with ease, while still inserting his creative Continue Reading