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  • Ecotonoha Returns

    For anyone who may have missed it the first time around, the mega award winning Ecotonoha Project is live and accepting...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 26, 2007
  • Papervision3D & APE Magic Carpet

    Manuel Bua is at it again with this amazing new Magic Carpet simulation that makes use of APE (Actionscript Physics Engine)...

    Exceptional FlashStephen GatesAugust 22, 2007
  • Cut the bullshit

    Last weekend I was on my way out of the city through the Lincoln tunnel and drove by the Manhattan Mini...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesAugust 21, 2007
  • Flash Player finally supports H.264

    Adobe finally got with the program today and announced the latest update for Flash Player 9, code-named Moviestar, which includes H.264...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 21, 2007
  • Coca-Cola Happiness Factory: The Movie

    This week Coke, Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam and Psyop unveiled the latest installment to the Happiness Factory series which I have written about...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesAugust 19, 2007
  • Paper Critters

    Anyone who has seen my office knows it looks like a showroom extension for the Kidrobot store in SoHo so I...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 18, 2007
  • My Kid Could Paint That

    I follow the fine art community but I am not a huge devotee. This world was once again trust into the...

    Design CutureStephen GatesAugust 18, 2007
  • Hondamentalism

    Honda has launched a site looking to stir and challenge the mind of its fans and racing enthusiasts. The site features...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 18, 2007
  • Philips Robot Skin

    Phillips has launched their follow up to the wildly successful and extremely funny Shave Everywhere campaign and microsite. The new campaign...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 15, 2007
  • My iTunes

    A friend sent me a link yesterday to a new widget from Apple called My iTunes which I hadn’t heard of...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 13, 2007
  • The new SPG.com

    Since I arrived at Starwood last September I have had a lot of very exciting projects in the works and the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 13, 2007
  • Lawyers.com – People Make Mistakes

    I saw this print ad today for Lawyers.com which may the first ad I have ever seen for anything to do...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesAugust 10, 2007
  • Unicel Bubbles Up

    I got an email this morning from a designer over at Kelliher Samets Volk that they had launched a new micro...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 10, 2007
  • Media Temple iPhone’s home

    My portfolio site, blog and numerous client projects are all hosted with MediaTemple who have always been a great hosting provider....

    iPhone / iPad / iOS designStephen GatesAugust 8, 2007
  • Simpsonize Me Redux

    Trying to prove that doing the same idea twice must make it twice as good, Crispin Porter is back with another...

    Online advertising reviewStephen GatesAugust 8, 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 chrisbuckuneasy.com #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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