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  • IKEA turns Facebook into their own showroom

    Forsman and Bodenfors turns Facebook tagging into a promotional tool for the opening of Ikea’s new store in Malmo, Sweden. Forsman...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 27, 2009
  • To everyone this Thanksgiving…

    In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to say a sincere thank you to everyone that reads, comments and...

    RantingStephen GatesNovember 26, 2009
  • Tobi.com uses AR to bring the dressing room home

    Everyone hates having to wedge themselves into a cramped dressing room flooded with never flattering fluorescent lighting but you now have...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 24, 2009
  • Orange smartly uses social media to create Friend-o-Meter

    The U.K. mobile provider Orange has created one of the most interesting uses of Facebook and Twitter connect that I have...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 19, 2009
  • Periodic Table of Typefaces

    As a type hound I thought this table of popular, influential and notorious type faces was pretty cool. You can get...

    Great resourceStephen GatesNovember 19, 2009
  • Art Directors Club new logo minus the art direction

    After nearly 90 years of service to the creative community the Art Directors Club has decided to re-design their iconic logo...

    BrandingStephen GatesNovember 17, 2009
  • Mountain Dew Crowdsources Agency Review and Selection

    PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew is taking a new tact on their agency review for their $100 million-plus business by letting consumers pick...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesNovember 17, 2009
  • sex drugs helvetica bold

    So if you are in the market for a good typography / design based t-shirt and have already bought one of...

    Great resourceStephen GatesNovember 10, 2009
  • Trivial Pursuit renews the war of the sexes

    Trivial Pursuit wants to know which sex is smarter and is trying to find out with the Trivial Pursuit Experiment. You...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 10, 2009
  • What do you think of the new MSN.com?

    I was contacted by Microsoft today asking for my opinion of a preview they just launched for a redesign of MSN.com....

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 5, 2009
  • VW drives GTI launch with just an iPhone app

    VW has decided to launch their new 2010 GTI soley through a new iPhone app that is an independent level of...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 4, 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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 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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