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  • Great outdoor campaign for Lost Children

    I don’t see really great outdoor campaigns that often but this one got my attention. It is running right now in...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesMay 29, 2009
  • Take the pledge for all of us

    Thought this was funny if you know someone in your studio use one of these typefaces to the pain of the...

    Design CutureStephen GatesMay 29, 2009
  • Greenpeace Greentube

    I have always been a huge fan of great ideas that are executed in a really smart way and the two...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesMay 21, 2009
  • Tweeting for your job – The results

    Just a quick follow up on my earlier ‘Tweeting for your job‘ article that it did indeed work and Alex Bogusky...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 21, 2009
  • Creative is all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    A look at what is probably the most important part of have great ideas, running a successful creative group and keeping...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesMay 18, 2009
  • CP+B + Interns + eBay = Keeping your word

    I saw a note from Alex Boguky over at CP+B today that this summer they are auctioning off their interns talents....

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 18, 2009
  • Ji Lee and the Bubble Project

    A second video from the very interesting 99% conference I attended earlier this year has been released. The first video focused...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 17, 2009
  • Tweeting for your job

    You have to love seeing someone who wants to work somewhere so passionately that they not only come up with a...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 16, 2009
  • A Heavy 404

    I have written before about how I think a great 404 message is overlooked far, far too often and I found...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesMay 13, 2009
  • Who should win the battle between Data vs. Design

    I read an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday called ‘Data, Not Design, Is King in the Age of...

    BrandingStephen GatesMay 10, 2009
  • The Konami Code bedazzles ESPN.com and flares on to Facebook

    Those of us old enough to remember playing early video games on the Nintendo Entertainment System will probably also remember the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 10, 2009
  • Following the Monster.com career path may get you lost

    A friend of mine sent me an email about the new Career Path functionality that Monster.com recently launched. He thought it...

    FunnyStephen GatesMay 8, 2009
  • Adobe pulls the plug on Media Player

    It should really come as no surprise but Adobe has pulled the plug on yet another well conceived but terribly supported...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 8, 2009
  • Now if I could just invent digital taste buds…

    Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows that I love to cook and get a lot of inspiration...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 7, 2009
  • Tag line envy for Hulu.com campaign

    Hulu.com started their foray into advertising with a really strong debut commercial with Alex Balwin during the Superbowl which many people...

    BrandingStephen GatesMay 7, 2009
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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 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
 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  Now that's a nice tag. No school like the old school. #streetartbarcelona #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #typography #type #caligraphy

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