Tag Archives: inspiration

Fred Schaaf  

Design on my Feet   July 14, 2015

Last week while I was sitting on my stoop reading the pile of newspapers that get chucked at my doorstep every morning, I ran across a New York Times article about a new sneaker exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. The article caught my eye for several reasons: I used to live two blocks from the museum, I have a healthy Continue Reading


Body Branding   March 31, 2015

The topic of tattoos can be a tricky one. For years, I have wanted to get “inked,” and as I approach a final decision more closely, blogging for BatesMeron presents itself as an ideal opportunity to reflect on this long-standing form of artwork. In a way, a tattoo stands as a personal brand on your body, supporting your story and Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Courtney Wright   March 17, 2015

Courtney Wright is the founder and president of CDW Merchants, a leading provider of retail displays and packaging. Courtney exudes creativity through her entrepreneurship, personality and numerous projects. Her love for creativity means lots of fun projects for BatesMeron, like a unique marketing tool for CDW Merchants and Courtney’s stylish new website. I interviewed Courtney as part of our 6 Continue Reading

Melissa Muñoz  

Missed Observations   February 20, 2015

I was flipping through a design magazine last week when I came across an article that stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t just entertaining or thought-provoking—it was arresting enough to make me reevaluate and reconsider the entire manner in which I live and work. In the piece, the author discusses the idea of true focus and mindfulness—and how our Continue Reading


Copywriters & Curls   January 22, 2015

It’s no secret that 100 percent of the copywriters at BatesMeron have big personalities and big hair to go with them. Our curls and waves are as unpredictable, adorable and creative as we like to think we are—but we haven’t always felt this way. We each spent hours in high school straightening, teasing and forcing our curls into a sleeker shape. After Continue Reading


New Perspective in New Orleans   January 20, 2015

Many members of the BatesMeron family have experienced the wild beast of the South: New Orleans. After this past weekend, I can also now say that I know this warm and welcoming city. I ventured to Louisiana with a friend, and both being artists, we were looking forward to more than just Bourbon Street and Hand Grenades (although a few Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

The Perks of Being Boutique   December 23, 2014

Just over a year ago, I left the bureaucracy and polictics of higher education to pursue a career in the agency world. I didn’t want to be at just any agency—I wanted to be part of a small creative team where I wouldn’t be another number handling one account. I found that, and much more, in BatesMeron. Here are five examples of the Continue Reading


A Celebration of New Talent   November 26, 2014

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization designed to help young Chicago artists, writers and musicians cultivate their talents. Through a yearly competitive process, Luminarts selects 20 Fellows to receive recognition, financial aid and creative guidance as they grow their artistic practice. This year our team was honored to donate our time Continue Reading

Todd Pierce  

The Importance of Getting Away   November 18, 2014

It’s nearing the end of the year and what does that mean? Holidays? Cold weather? Spending time with family? For me, it means vacation. I usually like to save my vacation days until the end of the year so I can have longer holiday breaks, but sometimes I don’t plan well and end up losing days. MasterCard has been running an amazing Continue Reading


Wallpaper Giveaway: A Trio of Background Beauties from Us!   November 11, 2014

As a designer, I’ve always been a sucker for beautiful desktop wallpapers. Pair up some beautiful typography with unexpected color combinations, and I’m a fan. Some of my favorite wallpapers over the years have been graciously provided by the folks at Design Love Fest and Design Sponge. I also love scouring for vintage goodies that can fill my screen. And so, Continue Reading