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  • Multi-participant online advertising –

    Today I am taking a break from talking about everyone else’s work to talk about a new online advertising campaign for...

    Exceptional experiencesStephen GatesOctober 31, 2007
  • HP talks branding with Burton

    HP has released another celebrity based TV commercial and microsite aimed at creatives. Their last venture with Gwen Stafni yielded a...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 29, 2007
  • LEGO – Simplicity is powerful

    I am a huge fan of great ideas that are done simply, support the brand and have an impact when you...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 27, 2007
  • A LIST APART findings from the Web Design Survey

    You may remember back in April I did a post asking everyone to participate in the A LIST APART Web Design...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 26, 2007
  • Assassin’s Creed

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 26, 2007
  • Speaking at World Usability Day NYC

    Thursday, November 8 is World Usability Day which was created to raise awareness about the importance usability and last year 40,000...

    Great resourceStephen GatesOctober 24, 2007
  • Future of Web Design

    I will be attending the Future of Wen Design conference November 8th in NYC at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center...

    Great resourceStephen GatesOctober 24, 2007
  • Not so Interactive Annual

    Last week the latest Communication Arts Interactive Annual landed on my desk. In years past I would spend hours devouring the...

    Great resourceStephen GatesOctober 19, 2007
  • Infinite OZ

    In November the Sci-Fi Channel a futuristic makeover of the Wizard of Oz called Tin Man which is said to be...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 19, 2007
  • Gas pump Haiku

    It’s 7:30 on a foggy Wednesday morning just north of New York City as my car pulls into a gas station...

    FunnyStephen GatesOctober 15, 2007
  • Right Brain vs. Left Brain

    Last week a friend of mine sent me this Right Brain vs Left Brain test where you are supposed to look...

    ViralStephen GatesOctober 12, 2007
  • Interactive "Best in Show" winner at The One Club lecture series tonight

    Those of you in the NYC may want to stop by The One Club tonight for the Gold on Gold lecture...

    Great resourceStephen GatesOctober 10, 2007
  • More IKEA kitchens

    IKEA has launched the next installment in their dream kitchen online experience. The original version that looked like a middle class...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 6, 2007
  • Adobe XD – Inspire Experience Design

    The Adobe XD (experience design) team has launched a new site called Inspire Experience Design. It is meant to showcase the...

    Great resourceStephen GatesOctober 5, 2007
  • TiltViewer

    Came across another interesting 3D Flash site called TiltViewer which was built using Away3D, a branch of Papervision. The performance of...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 3, 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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 Thanks to @the_villainess for an amazing work in progress shot of the soon to be crown jewel of our collection - a huge (8' wide) commission from @tristaneaton based on the lives of @thechiclibrary and I. Can't thank him enough knowing how busy he is and I'm SO F*CKING EXCITED!!! #streetart #streetartist #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural  @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
 Extremely honored to have been chosen by @ghoshal and @erondu to join 25 design leaders from AirBnB, Uber, Facebook, Slack, Google Ventures, IDEO and more for High Resolution, a 25 episode video series on design. Look for my episode focusing on creativity and leadership coming soon. @highrespodcast #creativity #leadership #design #podcast  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 #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
 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

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