Tag Archives: tips

Matt Roman  

Technical Tricks for Working Faster in Illustrator   August 6, 2019

As a designer, there’s a valuable amount of time that goes into conceptualizing an idea when working on a new brand or project. It’s arguably the most important component of the work we do. Being able to really dig into each aspect during the beginning phases and then expand upon that research is vital to a successful end product and Continue Reading

     
Amy Clardy  

Customer Experience is Your Biggest Brand Differentiator   May 21, 2019

The market is full of great products, so how can you compete with another company when you both have outstanding offerings? It’s all about the Customer Experience (CX) you deliver. In today’s world, CX has become the competitive battlefield, and companies are in search of innovative ways of providing top-notch experiences that will help them to emerge victorious. Customer Experience Continue Reading

     
Matt Roman  

Skill Up for the New Year   January 15, 2019

At the end of every year, people around the world begin crafting lofty resolutions, lists filled with things they’ll likely abandon by February, or March if they’re lucky. Societally, we do this out of tradition. And that puts a lot of pressure on us to come up with something unique to achieve. But often, we just repeat a failed resolution Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

Collaboration Makes BMSD Work   May 29, 2018

Collaboration is a word that we all heard as freshmen in college. You know, being in those common rooms or classes and being told that if we all work together, we can change the world. However silly of a concept it may have seemed, one of the biggest factors that contributes to our success at BatesMeron is whether or not Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for Ricardo Gomez   February 27, 2017

Meet the newest member of the BatesMeron team, Ricardo Gomez! Ricardo is a recent Columbia College grad, Chicagoland native and our super-sweet design intern!  I interviewed Ricardo as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who’ve made us proud. Sometimes I like to turn the tables and put our own staffers on Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

6 Tips for Getting Out of a Creative Rut   September 13, 2016

Designers, you know it all too well: You’re slaving away for hours on end on a design and all of a sudden you’ve got nothing. You’ve hit the dreaded Creative Roadblock. Maybe it’s because there are a million things on your mind or because you’ve been staring at the screen for way too long. Either way, it’s frustrating, and sometimes getting Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

Recipes for Social Media Success   May 3, 2016

If you’re a regular hanging out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you’ve definitely seen them. They’re those bite-size, kinda hyperlapse videos that are basically visual recipes for quick or quirky meals. They’re pretty popular. That’s actually an understatement. As an emerging form of social content, these video recipes have become so popular that four of the top 20 brands on Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

The Importance of Mocking Things Up   March 29, 2016

In print design, a mock-up is a full-size model used to give your client a sense of what the final piece will look like. At the very least, a mock-up shows the functionality of a piece for the client to provide feedback. Mocking projects up can be a tedious process, but oddly enough for me it’s form of stress release. Continue Reading

     
BatesMeron  

Font Fallbacks?   September 8, 2015

  Ever find yourself caught in a font rut? Maybe you have a favorite serif or a fallback slab that tend to repeat throughout your portfolio of work. This could be a sort of comfort zone or perhaps you choose these typefaces time and time again subconsciously. As designers, we all develop personal styles, but it’s always good to keep Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Courtney Wright   March 17, 2015

Courtney Wright is the founder and president of CDW Merchants, a leading provider of retail displays and packaging. Courtney exudes creativity through her entrepreneurship, personality and numerous projects. Her love for creativity means lots of fun projects for BatesMeron, like a unique marketing tool for CDW Merchants and Courtney’s stylish new website. I interviewed Courtney as part of our 6 Continue Reading