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  • IKEA Everday Heros

    Came across the latest online offering from IKEA today and it is very cool. The interface lets you choose for 7...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 26, 2006
  • Mobil Flash finally goes mainstream

    Verizon wireless has announced that four of its upcoming cell phones will support Adobe’s mobil version of Flash – “Flash Light”....

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 26, 2006
  • Walmart goes rich (media)

    Shopping mega-giant Walmart has re-designed their website in the hopes of boosting their e-commerce sales. The new site sports better browsing...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 24, 2006
  • GMC Arabia commands respect

    ARC Worldwide Dubai has launched a site for GMC Arabia promoting the new Yukon. The site supports an computer animated TV...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 22, 2006
  • Audi – designed to thrill

    Saw these new print ads for Audi today for their “designed to thrill” campaign and thought they were well done.

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 20, 2006
  • Bentley tells it like it is

    I have no idea if this ad is real or not but I saw this ad for Bentley today and loved...

    FunnyStephen GatesOctober 20, 2006
  • Making HP’s "Hands"

    I’m a huge fan of HP’s “The Computer is Personal Again” campaign which features celebrities speaking about their computers using only...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 19, 2006
  • The future of search engines?

    Saw this new search engine yesterday called Ms. Dewey and thought it was worth mentioning. It is nothing new but is...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 19, 2006
  • Paint the town followup

    Back in the beginning of August I wrote out the new SONY Bravia commercial which looked amazing. They have now completed...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesOctober 18, 2006
  • ‘Beer Cannon’ misses the mark

    For years I have been talking about the fact that viral sensation Subservient Chicken was a failure because it generated a...

    Online advertising reviewStephen GatesOctober 17, 2006
  • VISIONARY DESIGNERS – d’strict

    I praised the work done on the unique Samsung SGH site and finally learned who created it. A design company out...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 14, 2006
  • DiddyTV skips a beat

    Burger King and Sean “Diddy” Combs to launch DiddyTV. It is a YouTube brand channel and for far it has fallen...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 13, 2006
  • Cell phone simulcasting

    Several companies have gambling that the next generation of broadcast networks will be seen on mobil phones and not TV’s. They...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 12, 2006
  • Army strong. Verbs dead.

    McCann Worldgroup is going to replace the U.S. Army’s tagline of ‘Army of One’ with “Army Strong” in a new series...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 12, 2006
  • Sony re-launches PLAYB3YOND.com

    Today Sony relaunched PLAYB3YOND.com to tease the upcoming release of the PS3. You arrive at the main page of the site...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 12, 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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