Bates Creative is thrilled to be featured in the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists as one of the top 25 design and creative agencies in the DC metro area.

As a leading visual art and design firm, Bates Creative works with clients across industries to bring their brand’s stories to life through design. Debbie Bates-Schrott, president and founder of Bates Creative, commented on what she thinks has contributed to the agency’s success, saying,

“We view all of our client relationships as partnerships, and I think that’s what sets up apart from other creative agencies out there. Within the first conversations we have with a new client I tell them ‘I’m going to question stuff. My whole team will. We want to push you outside of your comfort zone a bit so that we can create the best solution for telling your stories and getting your message out there.’”

Debbie went on to say, “No matter the circumstance we listen to our clients’ opinions and value what they have to say while we go through our process. Our clients know what to expect from the beginning, we’ve already set that tone with them, and a lot of times that’s why they hire us, because they value that we’ll push them to do something new or different.”

The annual Book of Lists features listings of hundreds of the hottest area companies by industry and ranked by metro-area revenue. Bates Creative is looking forward to the Book of Lists 2015 Celebration, where honorees gather to celebrate and network with other companies featured in the Book of Lists.

Washington Business Journal subscribers receive a copy of the Book of Lists, which includes contact information for the companies named. Non-subscribers can purchase a copy of the Book of Lists through the Washington Business Journal website.