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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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 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

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