Tag Archives: inspiration

Katie Baird  

Looking to the Past for Designspiration   April 24, 2018

Everyone knows creatives can have days where the inspiration just won’t come. After many fruitless hours of scrolling through Pinterest, Dribbble and Behance, it’s a good idea to change your approach. A fun tactic for digging yourself out of a creative rut is to look back—way back—and find design inspiration in unlikely places. I love drawing inspiration from vintage and 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

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

Katie Baird  

15 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Mind-Melting Inspiration   February 7, 2017

Instagram is by far my favorite social network because it truly is what you make of it. The ability to curate a feed of exactly the type of media you want to see makes it one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. It’s also the greatest when I want to stay up on the latest from my favorite designers. 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  

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


Form and Content in Floral Design   November 17, 2015

As a copywriter, it might go without saying that I’ve always been fascinated by words and writing. What may not be as obvious is my lifelong fascination with everyday design. From baking to knitting to custom shoe design, I’ve always loved working with my hands to create varying forms of art that interact with the world instead of simply sitting on Continue Reading

Carlie Miller  

5 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns that Go Beyond the Pink Ribbon   October 27, 2015

Ah, October. The leaves are changing, scary movies are making their way into theaters, and pink ribbons are popping up everywhere. Since 1985, October has been officially designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US, and corporations and non-profit organizations alike have been jumping at the chance to work this into their marketing campaigns. While some marketing campaigns do little Continue Reading

Chuck Sanchez  

The Mystique of Design   September 15, 2015

Design is both simple and alluring while also sophisticated and enigmatic. It is one of the few concepts able to manifest itself anywhere along its spectrum. One can find brilliant design from the minimalist to the elaborate. Design is like photography in that many think they are apt, but few actually are. Among the astute, even fewer are able to Continue Reading