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  • Wearing your portfolio on your face

    I was going through and finishing up my voting to get in under the wire for the Webby’s tonight and came...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 30, 2008
  • RSS Voyage – Read your news through time

    It isn’t often you see an RSS reader written up for it’s design but RSS Voyage deserves it. It has all...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 30, 2008
  • Lexus launches luxury style guide

    The more work I do in the luxury sector the more I realize how much bad advertising and strategies existing to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 28, 2008
  • CNN.com – all the hard hitting news that can be taken out of context and put on a t-shirt

    I was cruising through the home page of CNN.com today when I spotted a strange icon next to a few of...

    Site reviewStephen GatesApril 24, 2008
  • Create your own iPhone Web site home screen icon

    So with the last major firmware release for the iPhone came the ability to add Web sites to the home screen...

    Great resourceStephen GatesApril 23, 2008
  • Fubar something

    This site from Stanley tools for the their Fubar tool got a laugh not only for the naming but for the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 23, 2008
  • A fresh site for GotMilk?

    The Got Milk campaign has followed up on their huge success with the Get The Glass game with the relaunch of...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 22, 2008
  • New fcukstar.com coming soon

    Things have been quiet over at fcukstar.com for a while and now we know why. They are working on a new...

    Great resourceStephen GatesApril 21, 2008
  • Dr. Pepper challenges Mr. Brownstone

    Many have tried, but nobody has been able to find a way to get the decade-in-the-works Guns N’ Roses album “Chinese...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesApril 14, 2008
  • Teroforma – The table as a visual shopping cart

    I do a lot of work every week trying to see how to make very linear and transactional sites engaging and...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 11, 2008
  • Concave Scream

    Singaporean indie band Concave Scream has launched a beautiful and exceptionally cinematic new site to support their new album release. The...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 11, 2008
  • I would like to thank the Webby’s…

    I am extremely honored that my blog has been chosen as one of nine sites to receive a Webby Honoree for...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesApril 8, 2008
  • Modernista Take 2

    The Modernista site re-design I wrote about last week probably caused more discussions and emails than anything else I have written...

    BrandingStephen GatesApril 7, 2008
  • BMW pulls back the curtain on The Ramp

    I recently wrote about my friends down at GSD&M and their work on the new viral campaign for BMW called The...

    BrandingStephen GatesApril 7, 2008
  • Takashi Murakami – Andy Warhol 2.0

    I just got back from an evening at the Brooklyn Museum where I was invited to preview their latest exhibit by...

    Great exhibitionStephen GatesApril 4, 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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 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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