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  • My problems with Steve Job’s thoughts from his glass house

    Clearly Apple and Steve Jobs is feeling some pressure from the uproar from people like myself, other designers and consumers who...

    FeaturedStephen GatesApril 29, 2010
  • Presenting Creative 101 – Part 3: The Presentation

    There is a true art to selling, not presenting, creative work and this article is a summary of every trick I've...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesApril 29, 2010
  • Presenting Creative 101 – Part 2: The Set-up

    There is a true art to selling, not presenting, creative work and this article is a summary of every trick I've...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesApril 28, 2010
  • Salt 101 with Alton Brown

    Because of it’s ability to seamlessly combine Mr. Wizard, The Muppets and Julia Child in one package, Good Eats with host...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 28, 2010
  • The Inverse Facebook Experiment

    One of my most experiments looks at how Social Media only has value if the connection to the community is real...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesApril 26, 2010
  • I am Iron Man with markerless AR

    Marvel & Paramount releases a new augmented reality site / application today powered by Total Immersion technology that lets you see what...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesApril 23, 2010
  • Keyonary – Google for keyboard shortcuts

    I have been using Photoshop since version 1.0 so most of the time I hardly ever use the actual menu to...

    Great resourceStephen GatesApril 23, 2010
  • So You Need A Typeface

    A very humorous process diagram on how to pick the perfect type face for your next project though I am disappointed...

    Great resourceStephen GatesApril 20, 2010
  • Hello Moto

    If you have seen me speak at a conference or have read this blog for any length of time you know...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesApril 20, 2010
  • Welcome to 1984 (How Apple has become the new IBM)

    26 years ago Apple burst on to our collective consciousness with their famous Ridley Scott directed commercial ‘1984’. It an upstate...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesApril 12, 2010
  • Presenting Creative 101 – Part 1: What are we presenting?

    There is a true art to selling, not presenting, creative work and this article is a summary of every trick I've...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesApril 5, 2010
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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 Thanks to @the_villainess for an amazing work in progress shot of the soon to be crown jewel of our collection - a huge (8' wide) commission from @tristaneaton based on the lives of @thechiclibrary and I. Can't thank him enough knowing how busy he is and I'm SO F*CKING EXCITED!!! #streetart #streetartist #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural  @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
 Extremely honored to have been chosen by @ghoshal and @erondu to join 25 design leaders from AirBnB, Uber, Facebook, Slack, Google Ventures, IDEO and more for High Resolution, a 25 episode video series on design. Look for my episode focusing on creativity and leadership coming soon. @highrespodcast #creativity #leadership #design #podcast  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
 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

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