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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
  • Bud.tv staggers out of the gate

    It seems that the bud.tv 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
  • StephenGates.com 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 AdCritic.com 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
  • STAGR

    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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 Nice collaboration between @joeiurato and @rubin415 at @wellingcourtmuralproject #wellingtoncourtmurals #wellingtoncourtmuralproject #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart  Kraken mural from @beaustanton at @thebushwickcollective #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #thebushwickcollective #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  You can't miss the color and patterns of @davidjunelouf #bushwickcollective #bushwickstreetart #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart  I need to start collecting @findac because I LOVE his work every time I see it. #bushwickstreetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #streetart #findac #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  One more flashback to the @dface_official egg original hiding spot in the Lower East Side #dface #bigegghunt #bigegghuntny #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc
 Love this piece from Kaffeine at @thebushwickcollective #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #thebushwickcollective #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  Colorful piece from @joeiurato #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective #thebushwickcollective #joeiurato  Also loved the work I found from @li_hill #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  Spent the morning @thebushwickcollective seeing what was new and good. The massive @dface_official was an easy place to start. #dface #streerart #streetartist #streetartnyc #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  Flashback to the @dface_official #bigegghunt egg on display at Rockefeller Center in NYC. #dface #bigegghuntny #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #easter #easteregg
 One more part of the Kraken mural from @beaustanton at @thebushwickcollective #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #thebushwickcollective #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  Also went to Queens today to check out the @wellingcourtmuralproject which is small but has some great work from artists like @eelcovirus #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #wellingtoncourtmuralproject #wellingtoncourtmurals  One of my two favorite new artists I saw today was @owendippie with his 'Radiant Madonna' with the Virgin Mary holding holding a Keith Haring child suggesting Hering is god. #bushwickcollective #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #owendippie #owendippieart  Thanks to @invaderwashere for the postcard set from his show at @museeenherbe - I think this was literally the only thing I didn't have from the show. #invader #invaderwalls #spaceinvader #spaceinvaderparis #streerart #streetartist #streetartofficial  Happy Easter with our @dface_official egg from the NYC #bigegghunt - it's always great to see all the posts and love this piece gets today. #dface #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #easter #easteregg #bigegghuntnyc #bigegghuntny

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