Category Archives: BatesMeron


Sweet Digs: BatesMeron is Moving   July 10, 2014

News Alert: Walls are being painted and floors are being buffed here at 920 Franklin Square. That can only mean one thing: the team of BatesMeron is moving office spaces. Yes, we’ve got a new set of bronze keys to match our new digs on the third floor of our brown-bricked River North building. We won’t officially move in until Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: I.M. Lerner   July 8, 2014

We are beyond thrilled to congratulate our client, partner and friend, I.M. Lerner, on the publication of the second book in her Under the Staircase children’s book series, The Hidden Entrance. We are again honored to have helped her bring this vision to life through illustration, design and layout.  I interviewed I.M. as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of interviews to Continue Reading


AMERICA   July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day from the team at BatesMeron! We thought we’d exercise our First Amendment rights and share what the United States of America means to us: Todd Who is the most American person/character? Tim Howard What is your Fourth of July beverage of choice? Miller Lite What are you wearing for the holiday? Team USA soccer jersey and jean shorts Nina Who is Continue Reading

Nina Altadonna  

Everyone’s a Poet: Finding and Spreading Words   July 1, 2014

I love Chipotle. Not only because of the delicious guacamole and chicken burrito bowls I customize to tasty perfection, but because of their food packaging. If you haven’t noticed, the world’s favorite fast food burrito chain (in my opinion) is printing poems, philosophy notes, short stories and intelligent musings all over their bags and cups in a series called “Cultivating Continue Reading

Josey Yun  

Insights From the Intern: Facing Fears   June 27, 2014

They say, “Practice makes perfect!” and I’m a big believer in that. This week, I faced something I dreaded the most…mounting. I don’t want to complain here—if anything, I am truly grateful—but the one thing I always got criticized for in class was my craftsmanship. Even if I were to design something that I found satisfying and pleasing to the eye, presenting Continue Reading


The BatesMeron Cup: USA vs. Germany   June 26, 2014

We hope you caught today’s less-than-impressive World Cup match between the United States and Germany. While we’re not thrilled with the loss, we’re over the moon to see our national team make it to the knockout stage. And despite what the final score says, Americans are winners, on and off the field. The evidence is below:

Fred Schaaf  

Adidas’ World Cup Cross-Marketing   June 24, 2014

We’re in the thick of the World Cup, and us BatesMeron-ers cannot get enough of it. Hopefully, you’ve caught the first two USA matches so far, or at the very least caught Todd’s blog about World Cup jerseys the other week. We aren’t the only ones with World Cup fever. Adidas has struck gold with its fantastic cross-marketing campaign that combines the passion for the beautiful Continue Reading

Josey Yun  

Insights from the Intern: Putting the Sweet in BatesMeron Sweet Design   June 20, 2014

Well friends, I’m proud to say that your homegirl finished her first week of working at BatesMeron. Other than the name itself, BatesMeron has so many things that are special and well, SWEET! 1. Websites like Pinterest and Tumblr are accepted here. I find myself spending many hours at home looking at images on Tumblr and Pinterest for fun or when I’m Continue Reading


Just a Taste…of Superpower   June 19, 2014

As always, we’re cookin’ up some interesting and saucy work at the BatesMeron office. Right now it happens to involve superheroes, interactive fun and a piggybank. Unfortunately, we can’t let the cat out of the bag, but here’s a few clues.  

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Michelle Truong   June 16, 2014

Michelle Truong is a Senior Communications Analyst at the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. This year, she was our go-to person for a variety of large-scale collateral for OCC’s pinnacle event, the Options Industry Conference. I interviewed Michelle as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of interviews with people we work with who inspire us to Continue Reading