elisa bates studio
Creative direction and design for media and lifestyle companies.



Elisa Bates Studio is a design shop specializing in insightful creative direction and design.

Nimble, reliable, and collaborative, Elisa's superpower is expanding upon a client’s vision to create something distinctive that will help them stand out and connect with their audience. She does this by becoming a creative partner that’s fully invested in the brand and its mission.

Send a note if you’d like to work together, see more samples or just say hi. Would be great to hear from you!


About Elisa

Hello! I’m a creative director, graphic designer and filmmaker with more than two decades of experience, working mostly with media and lifestyle companies. My areas of expertise include brand identity, editorial art direction + design, photo shoot art direction, key art advertising, as well as print + digital design. Some of the companies I’ve had the opportunity to work with are Decca Gold Records, First Look Media, Steinway & Sons, FreemanXP, MTV, Showtime Networks, Island Def Jam, and Collins: among others. My short documentary, “Away,” was an official selection at 10 film festivals world-wide.

I hold an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Economics from Binghamton University. My work has been recognized by The Type Directors Club (TDC) and the Promax Broadcast Design Awards (BDA).

A native New Yorker who recently left NYC to realize my dream of residing near the ocean, I landed in the Asbury Park, NJ area along with my illustrator husband and faithful Boston Terrier, Yardley.


Brand Identity
Logo Design
Creative Direction
Photo Shoot Art Direction
Video Art Direction
Editorial + Publication Design
Print Design + Production
Digital Design

Selected Clients

First Look Media
Decca Gold Records
Universal Classics
Sony Music Group
Showtime Networks
Steinway & Sons
Global Brands Group
Interscope Records

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