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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
  • 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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    FunnyStephen GatesMarch 3, 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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 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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