Tag Archives: inspiration


Paper with Punch: A Trip to the Unisource Paper Show   November 7, 2014

Last week, our team had the distinct pleasure of attending the 25th Unisource Paper show in Chicago. We were completely and utterly inspired by all of the beautiful work we saw, the speeches we heard, the delicious beers we consumed and the creative Chicagoans we met. Check out some of the gorgeous samples we picked up along the way. We Continue Reading


BOO!-tesMeron Sweet Costume Design   October 30, 2014

It’s no secret that as creatives, we have a leg up on the Halloween costume game. We’re not afraid (get it?) to think outside of the box, use what we have and dream up crazy costumes. If you weren’t inspired last year with our Top 12 Ad-inspired Costumes, check out our team’s Halloween costumes from years past—and prepare to be amazed. Becka Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

Why Editors Matter   October 21, 2014

I, like most millennials, love technology. I love winning arguments by Googling an answer, paying for my parking spot via iPhone and posting endless pictures of my dog instantly. At work, I love that I can quickly refer to online style guides for assistance then send off files for approval at the speed of light. With all this excitement and innovation, Continue Reading

Melissa Muñoz  

All That Glitters   October 7, 2014

Taking a moment to honor the memory of my grandmother, whose stories we will share—and wear—forever.


A Digital Terarrium For Your Desktop   September 18, 2014

Today we wanted to share with you some artwork that inspires us! This post, written by Khrista Rypl and brought to you by Studio 360, brings life to the idea of “digital snow globes.” Read on to learn about this beautiful and unique form of graphic design. Graphic artist Rafael Varona used to think of illustrations, animation, and web graphics as distinct Continue Reading

Todd Pierce  

10 Things I’ve Learned From Working with Women   September 16, 2014

I’ve worked at BatesMeron for the better part of my graphic design career. While working here, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some amazing and talented people. I say “people,” because the BatesMeron team is comprised of about the same number of women and men. However, within the creative department (i.e. writers and designers only), that ratio shifts to more like 4 women Continue Reading


Due North: Career Compass Direct Mailer   September 3, 2014

The American Osteopathic Association is a full-service resource for students, residents and practitioners of osteopathic medicine. They recently unveiled an interactive tool, the Career Compass, to help guide its members through all facets of their osteopathic career. Beyond setting goals and milestones for students, it also provides a space for peers to communicate with each other and share advice. After Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

Beyond Business: LinkedIn as a Powerful Marketing Tool   September 2, 2014

Pardon the pun, but one of LinkedIn’s newest features may be the missing link between networking and content marketing. What was once restricted to “influencers” (read: experts, big-wigs and beyond), is now open to all LinkedIn members because “every professional has valuable experience to share,” according to the official LinkedIn blog announcement. Published posts allow you to build your brand Continue Reading


Finding Our Home   August 26, 2014

As a newly initiated member to the BatesMeron family, I wanted my very first blog to speak from personal roots about the concept of home and how we are influenced by the many nostalgic and heartwarming places we consider home throughout our lives. I spent my childhood amidst the rolling hills of northern Missouri, growing up on a picturesque hobby farm, far Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Todd Pierce   August 19, 2014

Todd Pierce is a veteran BatesMeron graphic designer, dad-joke connoisseur and resident Sporty Spice. I’ve loved watching Todd grow as a designer since we first hired him as an intern more than three years ago. He has since become an integral part of the BatesMeron family. His skill for turning around massive projects with ease, while still inserting his creative Continue Reading