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  • Still stuck on Pinterest

    It’s been about a year and a half since I started using Pinterest and still love it. I know a lot of...

    Great resourceStephen GatesFebruary 28, 2013
  • Weekly inspirations: February 18, 2013

    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week: This site is a simple...

    InspirationStephen GatesFebruary 22, 2013
  • POP – an app for prototyping UI on paper

    A lot of people seem think I am old school because I still sketch out my ideas on paper before I...

    Great resourceStephen GatesFebruary 22, 2013
  • So God Made a Designer…

    I LOVE this video David Brier for his Fast Company blog which was inspired by this year’s “So God made a...

    Design CutureStephen GatesFebruary 19, 2013
  • Weekly inspirations: February 11, 2013

    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week: Tweetping Web designer Franck Ernewein created a really...

    InspirationStephen GatesFebruary 15, 2013
  • Mind-blowing responsive typography using facial recognition

    You know you work with an amazing group of people when you are always just one email from having your mind...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesFebruary 13, 2013
  • Weekly inspirations: February 4, 2013

    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week: 4 ways to amplify your creativity...

    InspirationStephen GatesFebruary 8, 2013
  • My 2013 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 4, 2013
  • Weekly inspirations: January 28, 2013

    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week: 7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital...

    InspirationStephen GatesFebruary 1, 2013
  • Numero10 – an agency site with a story

    I see tons of agency web sites every year but few of them stand out from the crowd.  Numero10 from Switzerland...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesFebruary 1, 2013
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 #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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