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  • Destiny – Bungie’s 10 year long video game

    Bungie is a game development studio made famous by creating the Halo series for Xbox. It surprised a lot of people...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 5, 2014
  • Are Sphero and Sharky the Beaver the future of video games?

    I am a huge gamer and for the past few years have watched the major consoles try to reinvent their platforms...

    Stephen GatesNovember 20, 2012
  • KERNTYPE: the kerning video game

    I am a type nerd and celebrate great typography in all of it’s expressions. I freely admit it. Two years ago...

    Stephen GatesOctober 11, 2011
  • Running across brands and the Internet for chocolate

    The UK ice cream brand Magnum had launched a very cool new microsite called Pleasure Hunt to promote their products. What...

    Stephen GatesApril 19, 2011
  • 2 Great video game campaigns

    I am an avid gamer with the Playstation 3 as my platform of choice (you can find me at Gates-O-Hell) and...

    Stephen GatesJanuary 26, 2011
  • Real world experiences bring Tron Legacy to life

    It’s funny how the smallest things can set us down a path that will change the rest of your life. For...

    Stephen GatesNovember 30, 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...

    Stephen GatesOctober 28, 2010
  • Kmart In-store Gaming Reviews

    In an effort to make the Kmart brand more relevant to a wider and younger audience they have decided launch a...

    Stephen GatesJuly 14, 2010
  • Browser Pong

    The guys over at Stewdio have launched a very cool new take on the classic pioneering video game Pong done with...

    Stephen GatesDecember 30, 2009
  • VW drives GTI launch with just an iPhone app

    VW has decided to launch their new 2010 GTI soley through a new iPhone app that is an independent level of...

    Stephen GatesNovember 4, 2009
  • Kern – The typesetting video game

    I am a type nerd and I freely admit it. I proved it once again today by how happy I got...

    Stephen GatesFebruary 17, 2009
  • The U.K. has some pissed off hamburgers

    Burger King in the U.K. has launched a new microsite called Angry Gram to promote their new spicy Angry Whopper. You...

    Stephen GatesDecember 18, 2007
  • Manning’s Mind

    I was watching football this weekend and saw the seemingly Twin Peaks inspired new commercial with Payton Manning for Sprint. Maybe...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 20, 2007
  • Altoids Google Earth Game

    Altoids has launched a new game called “Where’s Cindy“. The game is a straight rip off of Where’s Waldo with the...

    Stephen GatesJune 5, 2007
  • Doritos – Fight for the Flavor

    Doritos has launched a new microsite site called Fight for the Flavor to promote two new flavors of Doritos. Only one...

    Stephen GatesMay 11, 2007
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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