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  • Adobe Photoshop Express Beta now live

    I think it was about a year and a half ago when Adobe told me they were working on a then...

    Stephen GatesMarch 30, 2008
  • Netflix brushes up on design

    For me Netflix has always felt like it was designed as a direct result of the Jakob Nielsen approach to Web...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 30, 2008
  • Scion Speaks with your own coat of arms

    Scion has launched a new microsite called Scion Speak that let’s users create their own Scion coat of arms. This site...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 29, 2008
  • BMW launches The Ramp

    Some former co-workers of mine have found their way down to GSD&M in Austin and have created a cool new viral...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 25, 2008
  • Yahoo! searches for new layout by looking to Google

    I noticed today that Yahoo! has abandoned their long time search format of the logo on the left and search field...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 25, 2008
  • Publicis & Hal Riney uses innovative nav interface as core of re-design

    Agency sites are usually nothing to write home about. Leo Burnett is the only one that comes to mind. In this...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 20, 2008
  • Even Microsoft isn’t using Silverlight

    It is no surprise that since Microsoft launched Silverlight they have been struggling with adoption and finding a niche for the...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMarch 17, 2008
  • SheratonWave.com is bringing the wave back

    I am once again very excited to announce an innovative interactive experience for Sheraton hotels we create with Avenue A/Razorfish. As...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 16, 2008
  • PicLens – Taking photo browsing beyond the browser

    Looking for photography is not the highlight of any designer’s day. I got a browser plug-in today that takes this process...

    Great resourceStephen GatesMarch 13, 2008
  • Design and the Elastic Mind

    If you are going to be here in New York City anytime between now and Mid May you should plan to...

    Great exhibitionStephen GatesMarch 10, 2008
  • My Kid Could Paint That…

    If you are looking for something interesting and different to throw in the NetFlix list it is worth checking out the...

    Design CutureStephen GatesMarch 10, 2008
  • Flock – A new browser brings it all together

    Between the agencies and technology companies I have pitching me at work and the research I do for this blog I...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMarch 3, 2008
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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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