Connect
To Top
  • 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.

Follow Me On Instagram

 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 chrisbuckuneasy.com #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

Copyright © 2015 Stephen Gates