Tag Archives: BatesMeron

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But It’s Mine!: An Illustrator’s Brief Guide to Selling Out   December 12, 2019

“No illustrator has a ‘style’ until they literally can’t do anything else,” is something a professor once told myself and my fellow BFA-seeking illustration cohort. While I have gone back-and-forth with whether I agree with this statement, one thing is clear between the lines: one’s style is sacred. As a young illustrator in my early twenties, I fell deeply into Continue Reading

     
Maggie Curran  

The Best Way to Brighten Your Season   December 5, 2019

Thanksgiving is over and our BatesMeron team is feeling its effects in full force. There’s a ringing in our ears from a long weekend of pleasantries exchanged and babies crying. If we even look at another side dish, we will surely explode. Our credit cards have been used more in the last 72 hours than they have in a month, Continue Reading

     
Amy Clardy  

Is Your Website An Accurate Reflection Of Your Brand Identity?   November 21, 2019

If your answer is no or not completely, then it’s time to consider an update. In this day and age, there is no room for uncertainty when it comes to the impact the internet has on businesses—and websites are an extremely powerful marketing vehicle for all organizations. Studies show that between 70-80% of people research a company online before visiting Continue Reading

     
BatesMeron  

Why You Should Pick a Small Agency for Your Project   October 10, 2019

We probably don’t need to convince you that hiring a marketing agency can create huge benefits for any brand. But when it comes to finding that just-right agency for your business, things aren’t quite as simple. Everything from an agency’s location, past projects, clients, specialties and, yes, even its size, become important considerations. Well, the bigger the better, right? Not 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 turn 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

     
Dan Wu  

How Planning a Trip Uncovers Human-Computer Interactions   July 2, 2019

It is finally summertime. Are you going on a trip? If so, your planning process may very well lend itself to a lesson in human-computer interaction. Let’s say you’re going to Paris. Your primary goal to get the ball rolling is to purchase flight tickets. When this primary goal comes to your mind, how do you go about achieving it? Continue Reading

     
Andy Zetek  

The Art of Japanese Design Techniques   June 25, 2019

If there’s one thing western design has benefitted from, it’s Japan. Design has always been a cross pollination of ideas, and the influence of Japanese design, art and architecture on creative forms in Europe and the Americas has been powerful. For a better grasp on this influence, I’ve centered on the techniques specific to Japanese design that make it effective, Continue Reading