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  • Google hires first Visual Design Lead

    Love Google but think the it could use some help in the design department? Well, Google agrees as they have hired...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 31, 2006
  • The latest from BMW Films

    If you are a fan of early sixties crime dramas then you will love the latest offering from BMW Films –...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2006
  • A great site from…. Hyundai?!?

    I never thought I would use the word cool and Hyundai in the same sentence but their site for the new...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2006

    No one is better at proving that Flash can be a cinematic art form than Tokyo Plastic. Their Drum Machine animation...

    Visionary thinkingStephen GatesMay 31, 2006
  • That’s not a GIF. THIS is a GIF.

    AKQA have launched an intricate one-page site for MSN Messenger consisting of an insanely complex looped .GIF file, a single line...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 30, 2006

    AKQA proves that big firms can do great work. They have won every award that isn’t nailed down, have offices in...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesMay 30, 2006
  • Heineken Netherlands

    Heineken Netherlands has laucnhed a new summer promotion site but it wasn’t the site that got my attention. I really like...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 29, 2006

    Xscope is a simple application I use on a daily basis. The screens feature lets you choose the screen size and...

    Great resourceStephen GatesMay 28, 2006
  • Sony PSP + Macromedia Flash = Untapped channel

    Since August 2005 I have kept an eye on the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) because I thought it could be the...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 27, 2006

    I am not big on interactive design books. I am never inspired by the designs I see and they are usual...

    Great resourceStephen GatesMay 26, 2006
  • Creativity vs usability

    For years now there has been a raging debate between the interactive design community and usability experts. Design vs. usabliity. Art...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesMay 25, 2006
  • Fun with swatches – Thibaud’s portfolio

    This site is a fantastic example of a non-traditional user interface that does not compromise usability at all. The way you...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 25, 2006
  • Leo Burnett – Big pencil. Big Web site

    I have to applaud Leo Burnett. They are the first major agency to understand that a Web site can be a...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 24, 2006

    I have been a huge fan of EVB (formerly Evolution Bureau) and their work for years because long before it was...

    Visionary thinkingStephen GatesMay 24, 2006

    If you travel then this site is a life saver and you will never get stuck with a bad seat again....

    Great resourceStephen GatesMay 22, 2006
Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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