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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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