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    I recently read an article in the New York Times that TBWA/Chiat/Day and Tequila are trying to overhaul the Uncle Ben’s...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 30, 2007
  • Scratch Yourself

    A friend of mine who is a middle aged semi-professional Jewish mountain climber (I couldn’t make that up – click to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 29, 2007
  • Tokyo Plastic at it again for Toyota Yaris TV

    For those of you who pay close attention may have notice a recognizable style in the last round of TV commercial...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesApril 28, 2007
  • MotoSpeed

    Tokyo Plastic is at it again with a cool new microsite for Motorola called MotoSpeed. The site has four animated short...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 27, 2007
  • Makibishi Comic

    I cam across a cool little Japanese site called Makibishi Comic. it is a stylized point and click adventure where you...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 26, 2007
  • Why video isn’t always a good thing

    I am in the process of buying a new house so I have been shopping for a new barbecue grill so...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 25, 2007
  • re-design

    I saw that old client the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has re-design their web site. When I worked...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 24, 2007

    Almost every time a friend send me a link I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 23, 2007
  • Another great error message

    I was doing my quarterly tour through my links on Technorati tonight when it got stuck and gave me this funny...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesApril 21, 2007
  • Nike blasts Don Imus

    Nike has now jumped into the fray surrounding radio host Don Imus and his comments about the Rutgers Women’s basketball team....

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 20, 2007
  • Beating a Good Concept to Death – Million Axe Homepage

    It seems that a major brand has decided to copy the concept of the Million Dollar Home Page which the original...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 18, 2007
  • Flash e-mail adoption

    For years I have had clients asking about putting Flash in their e-mails and I saw an article today on

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 18, 2007
  • MSNBC NewsBreaker

    MSNBC has launched the beta of Newsbreaker which is a game like Breakout where breaking bricks reveal power-ups and other goodies...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 18, 2007
  • Air Canada – The Great Migration

    Air Canada has launched a new microsite that supports their new TV campaign campaigned called The Great Migration. The TV commercials...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 17, 2007
  • The real world’s oldest profession

    Had a funny and weird conversation with a friend of mine yesterday where we came to the conclusion that advertising and...

    Creative directionStephen GatesApril 16, 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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