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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
  • EPS logo

    I was recently working on a new project using 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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