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  • S-W-H

    Came across the site for an agency called S-W-H today and it was surprisingly cool. The home page is an interesting...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 28, 2007
  • Disney Customized Maps

    There are times when you wish Disney would push the envelope in their films as much as they do in their...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 25, 2007
  • Visa Signature Living

    I saw today that AKQA has put out a new site for Visa called Visa Signature Living to launch their new...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 24, 2007
  • staggers out of the gate

    It seems that the which I wrote about earlier this month, has run into some problems. Attorneys generals of 21...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 22, 2007
  • Wrigley’s goes Wii

    We all saw where Burger King created games exclusively for the Xbox 360 this past holiday season, but the Wrigley candy...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 21, 2007
  • MINI Turbovision

    I didn’t start writing tonight with any intention of this turning into a MINI love-a-thon but I got a link to...

    Exceptional FlashStephen GatesFebruary 21, 2007
  • MINI Hammer & Coop

    Looking like to took inspiration from it’s parent company BMW and the characters in the Beasty Boys “Sabotage” music video, Mini...

    Integrated advertisingStephen GatesFebruary 21, 2007
  • 2 – Alpha 0.1

    So I am going to do something I have never done before and let you become part of my process in...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesFebruary 19, 2007
  • Lincoln MyDream = Newsmap interface ripoff?

    I was scanning through today not seeing anything new or interesting until I saw a screenshot that got my full...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 18, 2007
  • JEEP teams up with Marvel for Patriot launch

    So in their latest attempt to boost their brand, Jeep has teamed up with Marvel comics and Organic to create the...

    BrandingStephen GatesFebruary 17, 2007
  • Did Google forget how to spell?

    Everyone knows that Google will alter the look of their logo to celebrate different events and holidays but the one they...

    BrandingStephen GatesFebruary 14, 2007
  • AYou Fashion

    I saw this site today for AYou fashion out of Asia. I have no idea what it says but the interactive...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 14, 2007
  • Sprint decides screwing up their brand isn’t enough

    I used to keep a large red poster in my office that simply read “Good advertising goes to heaven. Bad advertising...

    BrandingStephen GatesFebruary 13, 2007
  • What the hell went wrong with Saturn?

    I saw the headlines in the advertising trades this week announcing that Saturn had moved their account to Deutsch Los Angeles...

    Creative directionStephen GatesFebruary 13, 2007

    I came across STAGR today and thought it was worth passing on. The site let’s create your own t-shirts which isn’t...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesFebruary 9, 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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 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
 @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  All work and no play make Steve a dull boy so loved the chance to grab some time to catching up with @huckgee at his studio today #huckgee #huckgeeskullhead #urbanvinyl
 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 #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  Thanks to @adobe and Bryan Lamkin for having me speak at #adobetechsummit this morning about creativity, leadership and Design Thinking! #adobe #adobetechsummit2017

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