Founder and CEO
Debbie is a natural people person with relationship building at the core of her success. Since establishing Bates Creative in 2003, Debbie has designed and delivered a full-service design agency that is backed by what she calls Artistic Intelligence—the intrinsic mindset of how to overcome challenges by understanding an audience’s needs and exceeding their expectations.
Project goals are established and executed thanks to Debbie’s over 25 years of experience in cross-platform design and publishing strategy. Her drive guides the Bates Creative team to influence their personal and professional creative visions into everything they produce. It’s authentic design by people for people.
Debbie’s active role in the marketing community and her engagement in partnerships has attracted a national clientele of top Fortune 100 companies, influential associations, education institutions, government agencies and consumer brands.
Along with her regular contributions to media and marketing events across the country, Debbie has also served on numerous boards, including her active role as Chief Creative Officer for the American Marketing Association, D.C. Chapter. Debbie has also been recognized with the prestigious FOLIO: Top Women in Media award for her achievements as a leader. Keep pace with Debbie and you’ll never be short of strategy and stellar design.