Tag Archives: design

Todd Pierce  

Graphic Design 101: 5 Design Tips You’ll Use Daily   June 12, 2017

As a graphic designer, I’m constantly looking for design tips and tricks that will improve my process, better my designs and help me make the best use of my time. In all honesty, some of the most useful tips aren’t anything super complex, they just help you improve the essential elements of your designs. Whether you’re creating graphics for social Continue Reading

     
Carlie Miller  

Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2017 Tips and Inspiration   April 4, 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 170th Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Yes, you read that right; this show has been happening in Chicago since 1847! For the past five years, BatesMeron has had the distinct pleasure of partnering with the show producers at Flower Show Productions to help design and brand each year’s event. Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for Ricardo Gomez   February 27, 2017

Meet the newest member of the BatesMeron team, Ricardo Gomez! Ricardo is a recent Columbia College grad, Chicagoland native and our super-sweet design intern!  I interviewed Ricardo as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who’ve made us proud. Sometimes I like to turn the tables and put our own staffers on 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

     
Anna Woodward  

The Art of the Presidential Campaign Poster   November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day! Don’t worry, we won’t get political on you. Instead, we’re discussing a more fun aspect of the elections—presidential campaign posters. In doing research for this blog post, I was hoping to find a collection of really awesome, inspiring designs. I did find a few of those, but what I also discovered was a treasure trove of unexpected Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

Why Print Matters: Vinyl Edition   October 12, 2016

We care a lot about print at BatesMeron. It’s one of the ways that we help set our clients apart in a world dominated by digital. We feel there’s still a lot to love about the paper, texture, color and the myriad unique ways we can make a design stand out. And our clients agree. It helps make their print pieces Continue Reading

     
Carlie Miller  

Branding the Rio 2016 Olympic Games   July 20, 2016

With the summer Olympics in Rio just weeks away, it has me thinking about how many variables go into the branding and design of the Olympic games, and how many billions of people will ultimately end up seeing this work. From the logo that kicks off the look and feel of the whole event to the tickets, signage, medals, merchandise and countless 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

     
Taylor Wells  

Life [or Design] on Mars?   June 21, 2016

The BatesMeron crew was over the moon when we saw that NASA released its retro-futurist recruiting poster series last week. Originally designed in 2009 but finally released to the public, (since they are a public agency) these posters certainly grabbed our attention and got a few of us thinking about the future of space. This is a clear example of Continue Reading

     
Taylor Wells  

BatesMeron Goes Game of Thrones   June 10, 2016

Game of Thrones. Depending on your respective level of nerdiness, the name can either send you into a frothing fit of joy or make you roll your eyes and wait for the inevitable “did you see last week’s episode?!” conversation to end. At BatesMeron, there’s no shortage of said frothing joy when we huddle up on Monday morning to discuss Continue Reading