Tag Archives: life at BMSD

Taylor Wells  

A Very BatesMeron Holiday Carol   December 22, 2015

‘Twas a few days before Christmas, and at BatesMeron, the whole team was real busy getting the year’s final work done… [MORE]

     
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The Importance of a Creative Outlet   December 15, 2015

When’s the last time you took an art class or read a book for fun? Maybe sketch writing and stand-up are totally your thing, or if you’re like me, a date with a glass of wine… [MORE]

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Inside Sweet 301: A Look at Graphic Standards   December 8, 2015

If you’ve worked with BatesMeron to create, reimagine or tweak a brand, you understand how much work goes into our process. After interviews, brainstorms, research, collaboration and lots of creative juice, you receive a shiny new brand—congratulations! A new or revitalized brand is certainly something to get excited about. It’s the fully realized identity that represents the services, values and skills that Continue Reading

     
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A BatesMeron Thanksgiving   November 25, 2015

The first Chicago snows have fallen, and though we may not be all that grateful that the late-season summer has finally subsided, all of us at BMSD are thankful that we have wonderful friends and family to spend the holiday with. To celebrate our favorite turkey-filled holiday, we decided to poke around the office and ask everyone what they’re most thankful Continue Reading

     
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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

     
Pilar McQuirter  

3 Quick Tips on Live Tweeting: Our Day at Content Jam   November 10, 2015

Last week, BatesMeron headed to Content Jam, a daylong conference that focuses on teaching professionals how to produce the best online content possible. The day was filled with an incredible roster of speakers ranging from strategists to CEOs. The subjects covered all aspects of content creation, but focused mainly on strategy, promotion and measurement. Getting into the spirit of the Continue Reading

     
Taylor Wells  

4 Brands That Rule at Halloween Advertising   October 22, 2015

Every year around this time, we see the advertising world getting in on the fun of Halloween. It’s hard to blame them—Halloween is awesome, but some brands are better at taking advantage of the holiday’s appeal than others. This week, I’d like to take some time to celebrate the brands who’ve managed to avoid the awful Halloween puns, the costumed Continue Reading

     
Fred Schaaf  

Team Building: Go Cubs Go vs Go-Go White Sox   October 20, 2015

This September, the BMSD crew took a half-day at the office and headed to the Friendly Confines on the North Side of Chicago for our annual baseball outing. We’ve been taking these yearly baseball trips since 2013 and we keep coming back for one reason—we all have a great time together. There are plenty of studies that show that coworkers Continue Reading

     
Carlie Miller  

Highlights From the Paper Show   October 13, 2015

On October 5th, our student designer Nicole and I attended the 2015 Chicago Paper Show sponsored by Veritiv at the Westin Chicago. We made our way through booths of over a dozen paper mill companies, including Neenah Paper, Mohawk, and Finch, among several others. There were samples galore, ranging from small pieces to large, coated to uncoated, classic to synthetic, and I Continue Reading

     
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Fourth of July Roundup   July 7, 2015

Happy 239th birthday, America! In honor of more than two centuries of independence, the team at BatesMeron celebrated sweet freedom in all her glory. Here is a brief, work-appropriate recap of what our holiday weekend looked like. Enjoy!   “This past weekend I celebrated our nation’s birthday on my parents’ farm in the rural hills of northern Missouri. To start, Continue Reading