Hello! I’m Julie Bateman

I’m a Canadian graphic designer operating in Barrie, Ontario since 2003. I pride myself on work being completed on time, on budget, and to 100% satisfaction of the end client.

As a generalist, my graphic design services include creative ideation, asset building for campaigns, branding & identity, marketing communications, stakeholder management, web design and user experience (UX), email marketing, online advertising, communication design, publications, and more.

I’m proficient in the industry standard design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Xd, etc.) and Sketch. I’m also used to working with Microsoft 365 and can operate as a white labeled part of your team or as an independent contractor.

I have over 20 years of experience in print and website design and have taught courses in Digital Photography, Design Fundamentals and Advertising at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.

I work remotely from a home office, am a lifelong learner, love my job and am available as a freelance part of your team, on a per-project basis or with a monthly retainer system for ongoing projects.


  • Adobe Creative Suite: Fully proficient in Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, InDesign, Acrobat Pro.
  • Certified Shopify Partner: Experienced using Shopify’s custom storefront solutions and best practices for e-commerce websites.
  • WordPress: I use the Divi Themebuilder to complete design framework that allows me design and customize every part of my client’s websites from the ground up. 
  • Microsoft Teams: Experienced using Microsoft Teams for collaboration with the Microsoft 365 family of products, video conferencing, file storage, email, project management, etc.
  • Sketch: Adept with Sketch, the all-in-one platform for digital design — with collaborative design tools, prototyping and developer handoff.


  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Fully proficient in Adobe Suite, expert user of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of ADA/DDA/Universal Design.
  • Exceptional design skills and the ability to communicate ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent English communication skills: verbal and written, both in-person and telephone.
  • Extreme attention to detail while working efficiently and maintaining a schedule.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and work under pressure.
  • The ability to collaborate on projects with other team members in other countries/timezones.
Julie Bateman

Julie Bateman

Graphic Designer

Hi there! I’m a graphic designer living in Barrie, Ontario, Canada with my husband and Bella, the old English Sheepdog who keeps us both laughing every day.

I’ve been operating remotely from a home office since before the pandemic hit, and working remotely became a thing.

When not working, I spend much of my time hiking, reading, painting or searching for unique pit stops and quirky accommodations to add to the itinerary of our next road trip adventure.

Interested in working together? Email me at julie@batemandesigngroup.com

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Our Design Process


We begin each project by reading the design brief, discussing your goals and determining your budget and deadline. Then we’ll research your industry, relevant trends and main competition.



Next, we’ll begin brainstorming, sketches and start working on initial design concepts. We will evolve and refine those concepts, and prepare initial designs to present as a first set of proofs.


Once we receive your feedback, we’ll made adjustments and continue to refine and evolve until you love the final designs (three sets of revisions is standard).


Prepare final design files: develop style guide, work with website developers or send print ready files as needed.


  • Motivated, dynamic, results-oriented professional committed to excellence
  • Strong creative and design background
  • Able to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Mac environment - experienced in the most recent version of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Listen, learn and adapt quickly to a client’s needs
  • Experienced in print production, sourcing vendors and directing photographers, illustrators and other content developers as needed

Julie Bateman is available as a freelance part of your team, on a per-project basis or with a monthly retainer system for ongoing projects.

Julie and the team at Bateman Design Group deliver first-class marketing material for less than you think by operating as a full service creative company that meets the unique requirements of its clients through customized freelance teams.



Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Applied Photography


  • Top 75 Finalist in the 2018 FedEx Canada Small Business Grant Contest. Asskicker Activewear rose to the top of the 2,100+ entries.
  • Annual Report designed for Barrie Police Service won 2017 Annual Report Design Contest at International Law Enforcement Planning Conference
  • Won the 2016 Canada's Best Dressed Police Vehicle for Barrie Police Service fleet design as part of their rebranding project

CLIENT Testimonials

“We are very pleased with the services and end product developed by Julie and The Bateman Design Group as we (pavliks.com) launched a new product at a North American wide tradeshow.

We engaged Julie to build a brand for The Portal Connector that included a new logo, sales support literature, tradeshow booth design, website and related imagery. The process was very iterative and allowed us to give a lot of input so the final products were what we envisioned. We were presented with options and choices, and feedback we provided was always taken into consideration.

Julie was able to provide very prompt response to short term needs as the launch of The Portal Connector product was very time sensitive. Presenting the product to a worldwide audience at the tradeshow launch garnered many positive comments on the look and design of our brand. We very much appreciate the professionalism and quality work provided by The Bateman Design Group and look forward to working with them into the future.”

Ian Pavlik

President , pavliks.com / The Portal Connector

Bateman Design Group has provided us with comprehensive services to assist us in producing both our annual report and business plan. In addition we have repeatedly sought out their services to help us in the creation of a variety of promotional material and graphic design work. With professional, efficient and expedited ‘turn-around’ time from request to product delivery, we have come to rely on Bateman Design Group for a host of current and future projects.

Rich Johnston

Sergeant, Barrie Police Service

Bateman Design has been fantastic to work with.  Julie seemed to intuitively know what I needed as a logo and guided a very stress free and enjoyable process in helping me to come up with exactly what I needed.  Not only was she able to craft an amazing logo for me to work with she has designed an eye catching rack card that elicits all kinds of positive comments and remarks.

Julie has gone above and beyond; guiding me in ways to fully utilize my logo, such as embedding it in e-mail, providing me with a design that will work well in letter head, PowerPoint presentations and other documents.

Bateman Design is a class act, incredibly professional while continuing to be approachable and accessible; definitely a pleasure to consult with on all aspects of the project.

Thank you Julie!

Leah Bergstrome BA, DSW

Aboriginal Patient Navigator, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program

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