Tag Archives: creative

Rachel Skybetter  

In Memory of Maya   May 29, 2014

“Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get on your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes and finally into you.” –Maya Angelou Coming from a family of strong, independent women, it was no surprise that I was introduced to Continue Reading

Paul Zdon  

All Good Design Goes Unnoticed   May 27, 2014

The creative team at BatesMeron works hard to come up with design solutions that are invisible. By that, I mean we use design and creative copy that allows our clients’ vision to take center stage—not the other way around. We believe the designer’s hand should be unnoticeable in the finished product; otherwise, a “hiccup” may occur and distract the audience from Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

The Wonderful World of Words   May 13, 2014

Eating is one of my favorite things to do. I have a Google document where I keep track of restaurants I want to visit, then dutifully check them off as I slowly make my way through it. I’ll try almost anything once, but like most people, I harbor a few food aversions: pickled items, soggy green beans and things that look too Continue Reading

Melissa Muñoz  

Finding Creative Escapes   May 6, 2014

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono As a group of writers, designers and just plain crazy-fun individuals we are always hungry for new inspiration, original approaches and all things fantastic or unusual. This is our creative fuel. Some days we find our fuel in an interesting Continue Reading


April Showers Bring May Awards   May 1, 2014

The BatesMeron team is tickled to announce that we’ve won not just one but three 2014 Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The Communicator Awards is one of the largest and most competitive awards programs of its kind that honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and Continue Reading


Setting the Mood   April 10, 2014

Here at BatesMeron we love going into projects that give us a blank slate for creativity, but we need a device to corral all of our ideas. That’s where mood boards come in. We use mood boards to capture the entire essence of a theme through fonts, colors, imagery and background tiles. They help us fuse ideas into one direction, Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Melissa Leonard   April 8, 2014

Melissa Leonard is an Art Director at BatesMeron Sweet Design. In that role, she works to ensure that all creative development serves the client’s purpose and supports their vision. She’s also the leader of our BMSD creative team, helping guide and push their skills forward.  I interviewed Melissa as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews Continue Reading

Todd Pierce  

Two Creatives Are Better Than One   April 1, 2014

It’s one thing to create a team but an entirely other thing to create teamwork. At BatesMeron, we believe that operating as a team increases our performance and allows us to produce our best work. But our team’s collaboration isn’t something that just happened over night. The teamwork at our office exists because it’s part of our BatesMeron DNA, part Continue Reading


Unconventional Content   March 27, 2014

We like to keep the library here at BMSD chock-full of inspirational goodies. So, when we stumbled upon an unusual graphic novel, Building Stories, last weekend at a local bookstore, we just HAD to add it to our collection. Building Stories, created by American cartoonist Chris Ware, comes as a box set with several different pieces: 14 bound books, fold outs, Continue Reading