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  • IE8 to block online advertising… sort of.

    It doesn’t seem like Microsoft can ever release a new version of Internet Explorer without it causing some big problem (Blocking...

    Stephen GatesAugust 30, 2008
  • Real time information design – DIGG Labs Arc

    I am a sucker for great information design and I have thought for a long time that what Digg labs does...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 28, 2008
  • Audi should have left their iPhone app in the garage

    It’s obvious by now that the words ‘iPhone app’ have replace ‘social networking’ on the lips of agencies and designers everywhere...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 25, 2008
  • 2 brands enter, 1 brand leave

    Back in May I wrote about that was created by Noah Brier who is a strategist with Naked Communications and...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesAugust 22, 2008
  • Evernote – A concepting, notetaking iPhone app

    One of the burdens of the new App Store for the iPhone is that you really have no choice but to...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesAugust 22, 2008
  • Great typography site

    Thanks to my father I am type hound where bad typography and kerning cause my physical pain. I have always been...

    Great resourceStephen GatesAugust 20, 2008
  • IDEO site redesign

    Icon creative think tank and agency IDEO has re-design their Web site. The site is an almost white paper style catalog...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 18, 2008
  • Blog lands in the Junta42

    I got an email over the weekend that my blog had landed on the new Top Blog ranking for this...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesAugust 18, 2008
  • Ralph Lauren brings QR codes to the U.S.

    I was in NYC today for a few meetings and picked up a New York Magazine at the news stand in...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 14, 2008
  • Flickr Relational Tag Browser

    Thought this was an interesting on application and exercise in information design. You can do a Flickr image search and it...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 14, 2008
  • Japanese typography as art

    The name Morisawa & company probably isn’t familiar to a lot of western designers. They are a Japanese company that sells...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 13, 2008
  • Agency Blacklist

    We have all seen it time and time again that in this industry your portfolio is king and horrible designers who...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 13, 2008
  • A List Apart 2008 Survey

    Once again this year A List Apart is conducting their survey of designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers,...

    Great resourceStephen GatesAugust 11, 2008
  • wins Adobe Site of the Day

    Got an email tonight from Adobe that the new has won the Adobe Site of the Day and will be...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesAugust 8, 2008
  • A response to ‘Why Tiger Woods doesn’t care if I pick up a golf club’

    Many of you probably don’t know that I am a second generation creative director and I cut my teeth in advertising...

    RantingStephen GatesAugust 7, 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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