Tag Archives: life at BMSD

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Taylor Wells   May 5, 2015

Meet Taylor Wells. He just joined our team—taking on the role of copywriter, resident history buff and fellow “Game of Thrones” watcher. Taylor is a Mizzou alum who hails from our great state of Illinois. His outgoing personality, wit and swan-like characteristics have been a welcomed addition to our Sweet Design family. I interviewed Taylor as part of our 6 Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Carlie Miller   April 8, 2015

Carlie Miller is the newest member of the BatesMeron team and our resident Account Coordinator. She has a knack for all things crafty, playing the ukelele and keeping our creative team organized, so naturally, she is a great fit. I interviewed Carlie as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who’ve 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

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

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


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


Oops, We Did It Again   October 2, 2014

Can you believe it’s October already? Neither can we. Due to the success of our last BatesMeron quiz, we just had to create another one revolving around our favorite season. Enjoy!

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


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