Tag Archives: teamwork

Melissa Muñoz  

Teamwork: BMSD On Working Together   November 15, 2016

“We have a big week ahead of us—it’s crunch time.”  This is a sentiment commonly heard around our small but mighty agency. Like most, we navigate our days with hard deadlines, full to-do lists and jam-packed calendars. The challenge at hand for us typically lies in wanting to create stunning, impactful work in a reasonable amount of time. This is a challenge we 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

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

Chuck Sanchez  

5 Signs That You Need a Design Team   March 24, 2015

Business owners have a plethora of decisions to make on a daily basis. Many of these decisions require an owner to weigh the cost vs. benefit of a vendor, hire or service. Marketing and design is the multi-faceted monster that everyone knows they need but most think they cannot or should not afford. A “design team” can be found in 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

Nina Altadonna  

Creative Lessons I Learned From Improv Class   October 14, 2014

I have never been called shy. Since I was a young kid, I’ve always had a thing for putting on a show. Whether it was an impromptu theatre performance at a family party or a much-rehearsed dance recital starring my sister and me, being in front of an audience is something I love. This past summer I decided to get Continue Reading


Don’t Mind Our BeesWaxx   October 9, 2014

When it comes to fostering a outgoing, creative and helpful team environment, we have to admit, BatesMeron is pretty darn good. Yes, our office may be filled with goofballs, know-it-alls and cookie monsters, but at the end of the day, we all really enjoy working together. (And that’s rare.) So every month as a thank you to our peers for being awesome, Continue Reading


Hot Dogs, Baseball and BatesMeron   September 12, 2014

Yesterday was our annual BatesMeron baseball outing! Yep, we closed up shop to enjoy some team bonding and show some Chicago pride over at U.S. Cellular Field…and it was great! The day may have been a bit chilly, but that didn’t stop us from having a ball (pun intended) and cheering on the White Sox. Things we learned: 1. A Continue Reading


How To Write Copy That Sells   August 21, 2014

Recently, our very own Melissa Leonard was trying to sell some furniture in anticipation of her move. As many do, she jumped on Craigslist as a source for easy posting, selling and buying. She wrote a short ‘n sweet description of her brown leather couch, attached some pictures and thought all was well in the world. She figured her couch Continue Reading