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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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 Thanks to @the_villainess for an amazing work in progress shot of the soon to be crown jewel of our collection - a huge (8' wide) commission from @tristaneaton based on the lives of @thechiclibrary and I. Can't thank him enough knowing how busy he is and I'm SO F*CKING EXCITED!!! #streetart #streetartist #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural  @visionaireworld X @louisvuitton from back in the day when Kidrobot actually made art toys #louisvuitton #lv #kidrobot #visionaire #visionaireworld #monogram #louisvuittonmonogram #murakami #takashimurakami  Got a vintage @huckgee Skullleader as a new addition to the collection #urbanvinyl #huckgee #mech #robotech #robot  @thechiclibrary in full effect at New York Fashion week for the photographers tonight in @ika_editions @blackscale and @tomford #nyfw #newyorkfashionweek  Forgot to mention I got to see @huckgee new Skullhead mech work in progress which I think is one of the best pieces he has ever done. I already put in dibs on at least one. #huckgee #huckgeeskullhead #urbanvinyl
 Extremely honored to have been chosen by @ghoshal and @erondu to join 25 design leaders from AirBnB, Uber, Facebook, Slack, Google Ventures, IDEO and more for High Resolution, a 25 episode video series on design. Look for my episode focusing on creativity and leadership coming soon. @highrespodcast #creativity #leadership #design #podcast  Spent the morning with @the_chris_buck new book Uneasy which is a fantastic look at the work of one of the most creative people I know. Get your copy at chrisbuckuneasy.com #chrisbuck #photography #photographer #portraitphotography #portrait #portraits  Some days I feel like I should wear this @huckgee armor to work. #huckgee #urbanvinyl #mech #armor #toy #kidrobot #dunny  If you listen to The #CrazyOne podcast you have @lukewessman to thank for it. He gave me the push to finally launch it and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is a constant inspiration, someone who makes me want to be a better man and I always feel lucky to count him as one of my friends. Thanks for the support brother. #crazyones #lukewessman #tattooartist #lag #crazyone  @nychos under scaffolding in Haight Ashbury #streetart #streetartist #nychos #streetartofficial #streetartsf
 A pile of pugs and a @steelers blanket - what else do you need on a day off? #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #steelers #yinz #burghproud #herewegosteelers  FYI - it's pronounced 'art' not 'toy'. These @huckgee pieces are hand made and can take up to a year to produce. #huckgee #robotech #mech #robot #urbanvinyl  Happy Valentines Day to @thechiclibrary - love of my life fierce and true. #chic #nyfw #fashion #love  Because of Snowmaggeddon in NYC I'm having to do my meetings from home today and apparently everyone thinks they are a Creative Director in this house. #pug #pugsofinstagram #design #creativedirector #puglife #designer #dogismycopilot  @huckgee amazing work in progress #urbanvinyl #huckgeeskullhead #huckgee

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