Tag Archives: creativity

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for Leah Cho   October 24, 2017

Meet the newest member of the BatesMeron team, Leah Cho! Leah comes to us fresh from Boston University, where she graduated with a BS in Marketing and Strategy & Innovation. She joins our team as an account coordinator. I interviewed Leah as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who’ve made us Continue Reading

     
Ricardo Gomez  

Saul Bass and Why Man Creates: A Must Watch for Creatives   August 29, 2017

Why Man Creates is a short documentary filmed by the singular graphic design titan Saul Bass and screenwriter Mayo Simon in 1968. It addresses creativity in a way I’ve never seen, by attempting to answer questions like where creativity comes from and why it exists, and lending the viewer very interesting perspectives along the way. The film is broken down into Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

Inspiration Information: 5 Blogs for Creatives   May 9, 2017

Recently, a friend emailed me asking for recommendations on articles and sites that focused on trends in writing. She referenced a post I’d written for this very blog about adverbs and their necessity. That got me thinking, where else do I go to find thoughtful, inspiring content about what I do? It didn’t take me long to compile a list. Continue Reading

     
Anna Woodward  

Summer Bucket List: Productive Writer Edition   April 25, 2017

The days are longer, the air is warmer and Chicagoans are emerging from their apartments in search of summer fun. Growing up, my summer plans were always very simple: do as little of anything resembling “work” as humanly possible. These days my mindset is a little different when it comes to the warmer months. My plans for this summer do Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Campaign Crush: MailChimp   March 7, 2017

For those who don’t know, MailChimp is an email marketing platform that helps its customers around the world sell goods and advertise their brands. In early 2017, MailChimp embarked on its first major advertising campaign, a bold, madly imaginative brew of activations that are arousing intrigue at every corner. Did you mean MailChimp? The nugget that apparently lies at the core Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

Inspiration Information: 7 Podcasts for Creatives   November 29, 2016

As creatives who are tasked with generating clever ideas, copy and designs for clients daily, we all need a little inspiration to keep us on top of our game. At BatesMeron, our designers are Pinterest pros with endless boards dedicated to color, design, typography and client-specific needs. As an office, we also have an extensive library of design books, publications Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Teamwork: BMSD On Working Together   November 15, 2016

“We have a big week ahead of us—it’s crunch time.”  This is a sentiment commonly heard around our small but mighty agency. Like most, we navigate our days with hard deadlines, full to-do lists and jam-packed calendars. The challenge at hand for us typically lies in wanting to create stunning, impactful work in a reasonable amount of time. This is a challenge we Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

6 Tips for Getting Out of a Creative Rut   September 13, 2016

Designers, you know it all too well: You’re slaving away for hours on end on a design and all of a sudden you’ve got nothing. You’ve hit the dreaded Creative Roadblock. Maybe it’s because there are a million things on your mind or because you’ve been staring at the screen for way too long. Either way, it’s frustrating, and sometimes getting Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Summer Bucket List   June 28, 2016

This time last summer BatesMeron was hard at work researching, writing and designing a summer bucket list postcard for one of our favorite clients, the ultra fast and reliable RCN Chicago. This lineup of warm-weather fun came to mind over the weekend as I was prepping my planner, penciling in summer greatness—so naturally I plucked it from our archives to Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

Creative Chaos: Why Creatives Thrive at a Messy Desk   June 7, 2016

Today at work, unbeknownst to my co-workers, I walked around to each person’s desk and noticed one thing that everyone seemed have in common—we all had cluttered desks. Not the kind of cluttered that might land our office on an episode of Hoarders, but our seemingly chaotic, mish-mash style of organization might give a visitor with OCD a teensy-tiny panic Continue Reading