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  • What brand time is it?

    Earlier this year I wrote about Jane, who did an interesting experiment where she took a typical Friday and documented how...

    BrandingStephen GatesDecember 19, 2008
  • Ogilvy’s advice on the recession has a recession

    I came across an interesting site today from Ogilvy who ever trying to spin the message has launched a site all...

    FunnyStephen GatesDecember 18, 2008
  • Microsoft SeaDragon zooms into mobile

    A year and a half ago I wrote about a new technology that Microsoft had acquired called Photosynth that was built...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 16, 2008
  • Creative leadership doesn’t comes from a job title

    Anyone who has ever had to lead and inspire a group of creative people knows how challenging it can be. You...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesDecember 12, 2008
  • Firstborn Sinks Big Spaceship

    I love how digital real estate has become the new commodity to bet between friends and companies. I recently lost a...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesDecember 12, 2008
  • If Second Life and the Sims had a child in HD

    Last night Sony flipped the switch on the long awaited free digital community on the Playstation 3 called Home. If you...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 12, 2008
  • Volvo Creative 30

    Volvo is one of those brands through the years that keeps flirting with ventures to appeal to the creative class. Now...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesDecember 9, 2008
  • ACSII art is back with a vengeance

    It is true that everything old becomes new again and you only have to look at the recent return of the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 8, 2008
  • Cooking up a new brand angle in the Burger King Studio

    Burger King recently launched an interesting new online platform called Burger King Studio which is trying to move the brand more...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesDecember 2, 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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