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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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 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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