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  • Building your brand through user experience design

    Anytime I go to a conference I get very analytical on my work as I am able to compare it to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 28, 2008
  • What if Satan were a brand?

    I have been doing a lot of reading lately to take a survey on what other people are thinking in the...

    BrandingStephen GatesMay 27, 2008
  • V2 finally coming soon

    Why is it a universal truth that designers are their own worst clients? I will be the first to admit that...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesMay 26, 2008
  • A typical Friday in logo’s

    Jane, who is an advertising account executive, did an interesting experiment where she took a typical Friday and documented how brands...

    BrandingStephen GatesMay 26, 2008
  • Design Store now open for business

    I am 6’4″ and finding t-shirts I like in my size is next to impossible. Fashion designers seem to think that...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesMay 24, 2008
  • Welcome to Lowes Sunnyville USA

    My friends and collaborators over at Firstborn have created a new site for Lowes called Sunnyville USA. The site lets you...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 22, 2008
  • Behance online magazine

    I wanted to do a quick follow up to my post about Behance and their Action Method to say that it...

    Great resourceStephen GatesMay 22, 2008
  • I find bad information design everywhere

    Under redundant in the dictionary it says see redundant…

    FunnyStephen GatesMay 22, 2008
  • Behance Action Method – Making ideas happen.

    I like all conferences, the HOW conference has been a mixed bag of sessions ranging from the really good to the...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 19, 2008
  • The Ego blogs out of the terrible two’s

    Two years ago this blog took it’s first breath with an entry called The Ego is Blogging that took a look...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesMay 19, 2008
  • MSNBC Spectra Visual Newsreader

    Last year about this time MSNBC launched their NewsBreaker site and interactive movie theater experience. It was an interesting exercise is...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 18, 2008
  • Branding Mash-ups

    Mash-ups have been around for a while but they are usually the marriage of different technologies or ideas to create a...

    BrandingStephen GatesMay 15, 2008
  • Brand Tags – Using clouds to explore brand perception

    We all know that since branding deal with perception that it can be more art than science. Noah Brier who is...

    BrandingStephen GatesMay 14, 2008
  • Affordable Ferrari Teaser

    I love cars and for as long as I can remember only one brand has consistently been the object of my...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 11, 2008
  • Google Maps goes Gangster

    If you have been awake for the past week you haven’t been able to turn on the TV, read a magazine...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 5, 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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