Bates Creative celebrates its jump on the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 List of 25 Top Visual Art and Design Firms to its highest ranking yet, up from No. 24 in 2017 to No. 17 in 2018. The annual Book of Lists is a compilation of lists that features the best-of-the-best in each industry category and is ranked by metro-area revenue.

As a brand experience agency, Bates Creative has expanded its professional repertoire to encompass expertise in branding, marketing, and design since its founding in 2003.

“Bates is a known brand and has been respected for well over a decade in design and creative strategy.  Today, we look forward to expanding our expertise in developing creative marketing campaigns through digital strategies – and finding new ways to create deeper brand experiences,” says Mark DeVito, president of Bates Creative.

To complement its growth, the agency has sharpened its focus on research, strategy, content and digital development. The result: memorable brand experiences for clients that connect with audiences across touch points.

“The uncompromising philosophy we share to bring design together with creative and strategic thinking has continued to allow our team to wow our clients, elevate their brands, and have fun all while climbing the ranks on the Book of Lists,” adds Trevor Corning, director of client engagement at Bates Creative.

Bates Creative is honored to be recognized by the Washington Business Journal for a fourth year, marking the agency’s success and continued growth in the industry.