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  • monoface

    Monoface is a fun site that lets you experiment with a variety of facial features, faces and hair-dos to create funny...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 31, 2006
  • Holiday e-card round-up

    A few holiday cards caught my eye this year for a number of reasons so I thought I would list a...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 29, 2006
  • Photoshop CS3 follow-up

    So I spent the holiday pounding away on Photoshop CS3 and thought I would give a quick update. InterfaceFor me the...

    Stephen GatesDecember 28, 2006
  • Unborn hard rock

    Saw this ad for the Hard Rock in Oslo today and loved it. There are times when the best ideas don’t...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesDecember 28, 2006
  • Guess the logo

    Need a fun waste of time and branding exercise all in one place? Check out GuessTheLogo.com and see how little you...

    Great resourceStephen GatesDecember 20, 2006
  • Toyota’s mind

    North Kingdom has launched a new site for Toyota called “On Toyota’s mind” that is one of most unique one’s I...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 20, 2006
  • What the hell happened to having an IDEA?

    It would seem that user generated content is now officially a trend as Time magazine has named you as the person...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesDecember 19, 2006
  • Amaznode

    In the past I wrote about AmazType which was a cool reuse of the Amazon API to display search results as...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 17, 2006
  • Adobe releases Photoshop CS3 beta

    In early September this year I arrived at my new job and walked into my office to a wonderful site. A...

    Great resourceStephen GatesDecember 15, 2006
  • Adobe Kuler

    I wandered back through Adobe Labs today and was they have launched a new online application called kuler which is a...

    Exceptional FlashStephen GatesDecember 14, 2006
  • Like.com – visual search engine

    Like.com is an interesting site and I find what they are trying to do really intriguing. Maybe I am drawn to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 14, 2006
  • Roxik digital toy

    For the first time in my career I want to hire a designer after seeing just one piece of his work....

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesDecember 13, 2006
  • Sunday Night Football fake-out

    I just spotted something funny while I was watching the pre-show for Sunday Night Football on NBC where Bob Costas, Jerome...

    FunnyStephen GatesDecember 10, 2006
  • The rise of the creative class

    I have been reading an interesting book called The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida. The book is about...

    Great resourceStephen GatesDecember 10, 2006
  • OfficeMax launches 20 holiday microsites

    I was cruising through Communication Arts web site today and saw a headline that OfficeMax had launched 20 holiday themed microsites...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 7, 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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