E & G Studio = Graphic Design + Art Direction + Illustration + Motion

Our Services

  • Logo Identity Systems
  • Branding
  • Posters
  • Books
  • Print Collateral
  • Art Direction
  • Symbols + Marks
  • Icons
  • Hand-drawn type
  • Website design
  • Illustration
  • Motion Graphics
  • Film + Video

Clients Include

  • Virgin Mobile
  • Boost Mobile
  • Island Def Jam
  • Sony Music Group
  • MTV + VH1
  • Nickelodeon
  • Showtime Networks
  • The New York Times
  • Head Snowboards
  • ComiXology
  • David Carson
  • The Possibility of Today
  • The Art of Eating


Elisa Bates

is an art director, graphic designer and filmmaker originally from the suburbs of NYC. She has worked with such companies as Island Def Jam, Sony Music Group, Showtime Networks, and Wieden & Kennedy among others. Her work has been recognized by the Type Director’s Club and the Promax BDA awards. If forced to choose, she prefers the beach to the mountains, and recently directed and produced her first short film about women surfers at Rockaway Beach, titled “Away.”


George Bates

is an illustrator who grew up surfing on the Jersey Shore. His experience has included collaborations with Virgin Mobile, MTV, Nickelodeon, The New York Times, the LA Times, Epic Records, David Carson and more. He has two permanent public art subway installations for the NYC MTA and is an adjunct professor of Illustration at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, and the Promax BDA awards. When he’s not surfing, he’s thinking about surfing and how it’s a metaphor for everything.
You can see his illustration work at GeorgeBatesStudio.com.