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.
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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).
Photo Shoot Art Direction
Video Art Direction
Editorial + Publication Design
Print Design + Production
First Look Media
Decca Gold Records
Sony Music Group
Steinway & Sons
Global Brands Group