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  • Caveman’s crib

    A friend of mine at the Martin Agency sent me an email today about the launch of their site for Geico...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 31, 2007
  • musicovery

    musicovery is a new beta site that puts a nice relational visual interface on browsing music. You use a panel to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 29, 2007
  • The Coca-Cola Happiness Factory

    Wieden + Kennedy’s Amsterdam office has created a stunning new commercial for Coca-cola called “The Happiness Factory”. The spot was created...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesJanuary 25, 2007
  • Backstage at Accenture

    Career sites have always been a boring text driven experience that rarely give you any insight into the company or position...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 24, 2007
  • First Life

    Blogger Darren Barefoot has published a hysterical Second Life parody called First Life. It boasts 6.5 billion residents, free membership and...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesJanuary 22, 2007
  • UNIQLO mixplay

    UNIQLO has launched another new site with MIXPLAY. You can choose from 15 different beats and instruments to create your own...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 22, 2007
  • Take me down to Action City

    The Mexican agency Grupo W is at it again. They are the group who brought us the addictive Stuntman site which...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 22, 2007
  • Truth in creative critics

    Though not as funny as the “Truth in advertising” short film from a few years ago this is still very funny...

    Design CutureStephen GatesJanuary 21, 2007
  • Everything is for sale – Monkey

    I seem to be behind the times when it comes to buying naming rights. Today I found out about the story...

    FunnyStephen GatesJanuary 21, 2007
  • TASCHEN Advertising Now! Online

    I have written the praise of TASCHEN books before and I received the latest book from them today and they continue...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesJanuary 19, 2007
  • A new twist on the portfolio site from Barkley

    I was cruising through my bookmarks today an revisited the site for newly renamed Barkley advertising agency. The site was not...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 17, 2007
  • Micro vs Macro Whitespace

    So you think you know all about white space? This article on A List Apart shows how micro and macro white...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 14, 2007
  • Gringo

    Saw the new site for Gringo today who is an interactive agency from Brazil. I have written about them in the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 14, 2007
  • Altoids

    The Altoids site has been fantastic for years. I recently found it again in my bookmarks and really liked what they...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 12, 2007
  • Toyota HSD

    Toyota has launched a very cool new site for their Hybrid Synergy Drive System. You have to get past the pedestrian...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJanuary 12, 2007
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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