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  • HOW Magazine Top 10 Sites

    I am very happy that HOW Magazine has chosen my blog as one of their new Top 10 Web Sites. I...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesSeptember 30, 2007
  • Layer Tennis

    Coudal Partners is a design, advertising and interactive studio out Chicago who will broadcast the first live game of Photoshop Tennis...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesSeptember 28, 2007
  • Internet brands Bonds

    Fashion designer Mark Ecko recently bought Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball at a Sotheby’s auction or just over $752,000. Ecko...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesSeptember 26, 2007
  • When I read this I don’t miss agency life

    I spent a lot of years running the interactive portion of new business pitches at my last agency. I realized along...

    BrandingStephen GatesSeptember 26, 2007
  • Jam3Media

    Came across this site today for Jam3Media. The home page is minimal design where the thumbnails of the work re-arrange to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 26, 2007
  • Pecha Kucha

    There is an interesting and almost underground movement going on with some of the designers I knew here in New York...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesSeptember 24, 2007
  • One day…

    Good copy can make even a simple ‘coming soon’ page funny and effective. I saw this one today for a web...

    FunnyStephen GatesSeptember 24, 2007
  • Video game advertising grows up

    Most night you can find me winding down the day on my PS3 blasting away in Resistance Fall of Man. Being...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesSeptember 20, 2007
  • Manning’s Mind

    I was watching football this weekend and saw the seemingly Twin Peaks inspired new commercial with Payton Manning for Sprint. Maybe...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 20, 2007
  • U Pleat

    I thought this site was an interesting use of the Papervision 3D technology to create an interface. The simple use of...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 18, 2007
  • Sony Bravia V3 with Playdoh

    SONY Bravia adverts which I have highlighted before are back for round 3 and this time it is here in New...

    ViralStephen GatesSeptember 18, 2007
  • OpenAd.net – new competition for agencies?

    So I keep hearing chatter in the hallways of different agencies about OpenAd.net. The site is a Slovenian based online marketplace...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 16, 2007
  • Kashiwa Sato

    I came across the portfolio site for Tokyo base creative director Kashiwa Sato which is simple, abstract and beautiful. You use...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 13, 2007
  • Adobe reveals new Photoshop logo

    Adobe has been de-volving the logos of all their products over the past year as they fold in all the Macromedia...

    BrandingStephen GatesSeptember 12, 2007
  • Typography Kicks Ass

    Typography Kicks Ass. As a design you http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifjust have to love the sound of it. I came across which is a...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 12, 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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 Spending a lot of time away from home lately so looking forward to getting home tomorrow to see these two crazy ones. #NationalPuppyDay #pugs #pugsofinstagram #pug #puglife  Brunch with @thechiclibrary before I hit the road again #chic #tomford @blackscale #blackscale @tomford #brunch #fashion  I always love the unwritten rule in Barcelona where you can create street art on doors and shutters but not the actual buildings. #streetartbarcelona #barcelona #streetartofficial #streetart #streetartist  Another preview of our commission from @tristaneaton and based on the 'crazy' in letterpress type and archery target you should know this is my side of the piece. #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial  No caption does this justice because @tristaneaton is an absolutely brilliant artist. @thechiclibrary and I each gave him a list of what we love and inspires us which he used to create this massive 8' x 4' painting that he is finishing today. It can't get here fast enough. #streetartofficial #streetart #streetartist #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #commission #modernart #mural
 Another preview of our @tristaneaton commission. Full photos coming soon #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial  The @obeygiant globe is a limited edition replica of the one which hung from the Eiffel Tower last year and was made by the worlds oldest globe maker. #galerieitinerrance #streetartparis #streetart #streetartist #shepardfairey #obeygiant #obey @galerie_itinerrance  My kind of street art from the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #barcelona #streetartbarcelona #hola #skull  Our abdominal snow Pug loves the weather and the 16" of snow at our house north of NYC which feels more like north of the wall today. #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #nyc #westchester #snow #northofthewall  For those who asked about where to find the @invaderwashere is at @picassomuseum - remember it's an old piece before he got his style down so maybe look down at the last doorway on the south end of the museum. #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartbarcelona #spaceinvader #invader #invaderwalls
 More in love with our @obeygiant from @galerie_itinerrance more every day. #streerart #shepardfairey #shepardfaireyart #shepardfaireyobey #streetartist #globe #earthcrisis  Feels a bit like Xmas today as our Earth Chrisis @obeygiant pieces and more showed up from @galerie_itinerrance in Paris. #obeygiant #obey #shepardfairey #streetartist #streetart #streetartparis #galerieitinerrance  Briefcase 2.0 thanks to @louisvuitton Avenue champ de Elysees #apolloalldaybag #louisvuitton #louisvuittonmonogram #monogrameclipse #lv #design #creativedirector  Thanks to @quiccs for the new addition to the collection - a black Forbidden TEQ63. It's the perfect middle size between my two @huckgee TEQ Skullheads. #quiccs #urbanvinyl #huckgee #huckgeeskullhead #dunny #skullhead  Barcelona street art public service announcements #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartbarcelona

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