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  • The new VW.com

    I have worked on several car accounts in my career so I keep tabs on what the car makers are up...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2007
  • Microsoft Surface Demo at Sheraton New York

    Many of you have probably read the news about the launch of Microsoft Surface table top interactive technology. You may have...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2007
  • Vitamin Water

    Vitamin Water has launched a new site. I like the visual design that has the product as the interface for the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2007
  • BMW 3 Series Convertible

    I know I have been bashing a lot of TV spots lately so I thought I would try and even things...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesMay 29, 2007
  • BP – A Little Better Gas Station?

    BP has been an interesting brand that I have watched over the past few years because they have been able to...

    Integrated advertisingStephen GatesMay 29, 2007
  • Icograda

    I found Icograda (The International Council of Graphic Design Associations) completely by accident today when after a conversation with a co-worker...

    Great resourceStephen GatesMay 29, 2007
  • Adobe Apollo and Kuler desktop app

    Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime Adobe release a little over month ago that lets you use...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 25, 2007
  • KFC undercooks another concept

    I receive an email yesterday from a PR firm trying to get me write a glow review of the latest KFC...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesMay 23, 2007
  • Meeting Santiago Calatrava

    Inspirations are an interesting thing because they so often have nothing to do with our chosen profession. For me I have...

    Creative directionStephen GatesMay 21, 2007
  • The Samsung summer collection

    A friend sent me a link to the new Samsung summer collection site the other day and I have gone through...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 21, 2007
  • A creative visual resume

    About a year ago I was going through a stack of resumes trying to find someone to fill an open art...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 19, 2007
  • 1 year later – the Ego blogs on…

    I can’t believe I have already been a year. I started with project with an entry called My first entry was...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesMay 18, 2007
  • How searching for a small headrush can kill your next big idea

    The end of last year I went to AdAge’s IDEA conference here in New York City. I find most conference to...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesMay 18, 2007
  • Mindfreak your friends – THIS IS AWESOME!

    If you want to freak out your friends check out FreakYourMind.com because this is the coolest viral site I have seen...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 16, 2007
  • Real Costs plug-in – nutritional information labeling for travel emissions

    So keep with the theme of interesting FireFox plug-ins for one more post I found a plug-in called Real Costs. They...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 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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