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  • Call Bob Vila, Sears is trying to remodel their brand

    It seems that Sears is the latest brand to throw their hat into the mediocre re-branding ring as they have launched...

    BrandingStephen GatesOctober 29, 2010
  • MINI Getaway Stockholm

    Mini has launched a pretty cool iPhone app driven driven real world game for the launch of the new MINI Countryman.The...

    GamingStephen GatesOctober 28, 2010
  • Are digital devices killing industrial design?

    I spoke last week at the Future Trends conference in Miami and afterwards one of the attendees came up to me...

    Design CutureStephen GatesOctober 27, 2010
  • The Audi Spectacle – billboards evolved

    Last week I cam across some really interesting work by the Access Agency which is a multi-disciplinary agency lead by Bill...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesOctober 12, 2010
  • The GAP wants a crowd to dig a deeper hole

    A quick follow up on my post yesterday on the develops in the past 24 hours on the launch of the...

    BrandingStephen GatesOctober 7, 2010
  • Ranting on the Forward Focus Podcast Series

    I was asked to do a interview to kick off the new Forward Focus Podcast that is a series of conversation...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesOctober 7, 2010
  • The GAP loses its mind and its brand

    I heard rumblings that iconic American clothing brand The GAP was going to launch some new branding in the near future...

    BrandingStephen GatesOctober 6, 2010
  • IDEO on the future of the books

    IDEO recently released this video that explores three different possible future directions for books on digital readers and tablets. Each direction...

    Unique interface designStephen GatesOctober 5, 2010
  • Vitra Design Museum Hidden Heros

    The Vitra Design Museum has launched an interesting site for their new exhibition called ‘Hidden Heros’ that looks at everyday objects...

    Great exhibitionStephen GatesOctober 3, 2010
  • StickyBits.com EPS logo

    I was recently working on a new project using StuckyBits.com and realized I couldn’t find a vector version of their logo...

    Great resourceStephen GatesOctober 2, 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 chrisbuckuneasy.com #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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