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  • Sprout could grow into something great

    I have been waiting all year from some to design something that would get me excited and today it showed up....

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 28, 2008
  • Politics 2.0 and counting

    Don’t worry this isn’t a political piece on who you should vote for. I haven’t decided who I am going to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 27, 2008
  • Coke Zero Game

    Some of my old collaborators over at North Kingdom in Sweden have created a very cool new game for Coke Zero...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 24, 2008
  • Sweden’s Army takes the fight off the site

    To follow up on the post about the Swiss Army launching a new recruitment site from last week, they have also...

    Online advertising reviewStephen GatesFebruary 21, 2008
  • Nike builds a virtual hotel in Suite 23

    Nike has recently launched a new site for their Jumpman brand called Suite 23. The site is created as a hotel...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 19, 2008
  • I’m in the Drivers Seat talking Online Strategy on the TAXI Design Network

    One of the better design news sites out there is the TAXI Design Network which is a nice mix of news,...

    Great resourceStephen GatesFebruary 19, 2008
  • Typographers Dream?

    I was out this weekend and walked by a local store window which had this poster hanging in the window. I...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesFebruary 17, 2008
  • AA Flagship Experience

    My former employer which most people still know as Temerlin McClain that then became t:m advertising and just re-branded again to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 13, 2008
  • Join the Swiss Army online (knife not included)

    The Swiss Army is taking an interesting new approach to their recruiting.Instead of using TV they launched a new web site...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 12, 2008
  • Porsche Bloodlines runs thin

    Porsche has launched a new site to support their latest TV campaign called ‘Bloodlines’. The stated purpose of the site is...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 12, 2008
  • Advertising High School to Open in Brooklyn

    I read an interesting article in the paper today that the New York City borough that was home to some of...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesFebruary 12, 2008
  • IKEA: You Need a Quiet Space

    IKEA is at it again with a new site called You Need a Quiet Space. The site promotes their bedroom furniture...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 7, 2008
  • My Talking Stain

    One of the favorite commercials from the Super Bowl was for Tide and the Talking Stain which featured an unsightly, chatty...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 7, 2008
  • Blog now on Facebook

    My hope has always been that this blog could be a place where what I have to say is discussed, debated...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesFebruary 5, 2008
  • Blue Harvest does digital right

    I have always been disappointed that entertainment industry has never done a better job with interactive. The sites and digital assets...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 1, 2008
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 #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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