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  • The glorious return of The Show with Ze Frank

    There have been few things over the years that made me laugh as hard and as often as the 2006 run...

    FunnyStephen GatesFebruary 28, 2012
  • Three steps to fix Oprah’s OWN Network

    It’s no secret that since Oprah tried to spin The Oprah Show cache into the OWN Network things have not exactly...

    BrandingStephen GatesFebruary 22, 2012
  • My most popular articles from the past 10 years

    In a few weeks I have been writing this blog in all of its various forms for ten years and it...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesFebruary 20, 2012
  • Jacob Sutton’s stunning L.E.D. snowboarder

    I am in love with this new video from fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton who swaped his studio for the slopes of...

    Visionary thinkingStephen GatesFebruary 17, 2012
  • Faces of NYFW

    One of the best things about returning to work in New York is that I can once again thanks to some...

    iPhone / iPad / iOS designStephen GatesFebruary 16, 2012
  • iPad portfolios made easy with Showcase

    I can’t count the number of interviews I have done over the past year when a prospective designer sat in front...

    iPhone / iPad / iOS designStephen GatesFebruary 8, 2012
  • My 2012 Super Bowl commercials report card

    I know that the last thing the world needs is another Super Bowl commercials top 5 list but since my beloved...

    BrandingStephen GatesFebruary 6, 2012
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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