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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
  • 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

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

    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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 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 #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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