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George Bates, Creative Director

George Bates provides the creative vision and direction behind nearly all Third Wing projects. George brings almost 30 years of experience in branding and integrated marketing communication strategies, blending unique competitive differentiation and clearly articulated messaging with world-class design.

Prior to combining forces with Third Wing, George ran his own consulting firm where he partnered with clients to provide them a virtual core competency in branding and marketing communications. Previously, George served in executive level marketing roles at a variety of firms ranging from small, venture-funded tech start-ups to global, publicly traded companies.

George holds a Journalism degree from Boston University and a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

A recent transplant from the Boston area to coastal Maine, George is an admitted “foodie” and a confirmed “dog guy”.