Tag Archives: inspiration

Paul Zdon  

Taking a Closer Look at Typography   August 12, 2014

Being a design student and working designer at the same time means constantly keeping my ears and eyes open for knowledge and inspiration. I’m particularly interested in custom lettering and type design, so it’s no surprise that when TypeCon rolled around this year I jumped at the opportunity to head to Washington, D.C. for a five-day retreat. Wait a minute—what Continue Reading

Josey Yun  

Insights From the Intern: In Reflection   August 8, 2014

Friends, I cannot believe it’s already the last day of my BatesMeron internship, but I guess it’s a good thing to feel sad about work ending! I’m leaving here knowing that I was very lucky to work here with such fantastic people. Connecting with coworkers, improving my design skills, participating in meetings and brainstorms, and being welcomed into this family-like team was such an Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

How Camp Made Me a Better Creative   July 29, 2014

From the ages of nine through 15, I spent my summers in the idyllic scenery of Northern Michigan at Interlochen Arts Camp. I wore a uniform, attended classes and saw world-class performances on a semi-weekly basis. For some, that may not sound like camp. But for me, it was paradise. About this time each year, I feel a pang of nostalgia Continue Reading

Josey Yun  

Insights from the Intern: Loco for Logos   July 25, 2014

Exciting things are taking place, my friends! This week, I was assigned to collect design ideas for a new project—a logo for a series of workshops taking place at a well-known local business. I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but I’m so stoked for this opportunity. Logos are so much fun to develop and create, but they’re deceptively difficult as Continue Reading

Chuck Sanchez  

The Sour and the Sweet   July 15, 2014

The first morning of the year I spent living with my grandmother, Mary, was mired in childish disappointment from the beginning. Not only had she woken me up extra early, but when I arrived at the breakfast table I was greeted by a bowl of Cheerios. Not Honey Nut Cheerios, mind you—the regular, normal kind. They were just bland, boring, tasteless Continue Reading

Josey Yun  

Insights From the Intern: Diving In   July 10, 2014

Time goes by fast when you’re enjoying yourself at BatesMeron! I’m almost halfway done with my internship and the sweetness still hasn’t worn off. Learning from the best is always a privilege, and being able to watch the process of great designs being born is indescribably awesome. These days, I’ve been getting more involved in testing my own skills and abilities. Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: I.M. Lerner   July 8, 2014

We are beyond thrilled to congratulate our client, partner and friend, I.M. Lerner, on the publication of the second book in her Under the Staircase children’s book series, The Hidden Entrance. We are again honored to have helped her bring this vision to life through illustration, design and layout.  I interviewed I.M. as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of interviews to Continue Reading


AMERICA   July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day from the team at BatesMeron! We thought we’d exercise our First Amendment rights and share what the United States of America means to us: Todd Who is the most American person/character? Tim Howard What is your Fourth of July beverage of choice? Miller Lite What are you wearing for the holiday? Team USA soccer jersey and jean shorts Nina Who is Continue Reading

Nina Altadonna  

Everyone’s a Poet: Finding and Spreading Words   July 1, 2014

I love Chipotle. Not only because of the delicious guacamole and chicken burrito bowls I customize to tasty perfection, but because of their food packaging. If you haven’t noticed, the world’s favorite fast food burrito chain (in my opinion) is printing poems, philosophy notes, short stories and intelligent musings all over their bags and cups in a series called “Cultivating Continue Reading

Josey Yun  

Insights From the Intern: Facing Fears   June 27, 2014

They say, “Practice makes perfect!” and I’m a big believer in that. This week, I faced something I dreaded the most…mounting. I don’t want to complain here—if anything, I am truly grateful—but the one thing I always got criticized for in class was my craftsmanship. Even if I were to design something that I found satisfying and pleasing to the eye, presenting Continue Reading