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  • My weekly inspirations: July 23, 2012

    I wanted to start a new weekly series that quickly details the new sites, apps and trends that catch my eye...

    Great resourceStephen GatesJuly 27, 2012
  • Brandalism: Where branding meets street art

    Brandalism is often defined as a clever mix of vandalism, graffiti and art that is created as a direct attack on the corporate...

    Creative directionStephen GatesJuly 25, 2012
  • Iconmonstr – One icon collection to rule them all

    When you design for mobile apps, mobile web and increasing for desktop web sites you are constantly looking for good, clear...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJuly 20, 2012
  • Put up or shut up: The new StephenGates.com

    Over the past year and a half I ‘ve spoken at several big design conferences about how I believe that mobile...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesJuly 18, 2012
  • Why Klout.com scoring is lowering their future

    A year ago I write wrote about the social media scoring site Klout which watches your social media behavior and assigns...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesJuly 17, 2012
  • Jiro dreams of Sushi. You need to dream of design.

    85 year-old sushi master Jiro Ono has spent his life dedicated to the perfection of his craft and modern creative could...

    Creative directionStephen GatesJuly 10, 2012
  • The agony and the ecstasy of TheFancy.com

    My latest online obsession has been with the site TheFancy.com which is a social photo sharing website and app created by Joseph Einhorn. The Fancy describes itself as “part store, blog, magazine and wish...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJuly 5, 2012
  • Uniqlo clothes Pinterest in viral ads

    It didn’t take long for the first viral campaign to hit Pinterest and it was done by Uniqlo via to the creative...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesJuly 2, 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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 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
 @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  All work and no play make Steve a dull boy so loved the chance to grab some time to catching up with @huckgee at his studio today #huckgee #huckgeeskullhead #urbanvinyl
 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  Thanks to @adobe and Bryan Lamkin for having me speak at #adobetechsummit this morning about creativity, leadership and Design Thinking! #adobe #adobetechsummit2017

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