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  • Uniqlo Grid

    Flash wiz kid Yugo Nakamura and retailer Uniqlo are at it again as they have just launched an entertaining and collaborative...

    Stephen GatesNovember 19, 2007
  • Sony Rec You

    With the introduction o the iPod I never thought I would hear the word Walkman again but this week it came...

    Stephen GatesNovember 6, 2007
  • My iTunes

    A friend sent me a link yesterday to a new widget from Apple called My iTunes which I hadn’t heard of...

    Stephen GatesAugust 13, 2007
  • Unicel Bubbles Up

    I got an email this morning from a designer over at Kelliher Samets Volk that they had launched a new micro...

    Stephen GatesAugust 10, 2007
  • Simpsonize Me

    This week Burger King launched a new site called Simpsonize Me to promote their marketing partnership with the new Simpson’s Movie....

    Stephen GatesJuly 20, 2007
  • Jeep – Have Fun Out There

    Jeep has the new tagline of ‘Have fun out there’ and to support this they have launched HaveFunOutThere.com. The site takes...

    Stephen GatesJuly 4, 2007
  • Still Alive

    Still Alive is a really interesting multiuser interactive experience where you can stitch nature and animals from the Brazilian rain forest....

    Stephen GatesJune 24, 2007
  • Wet Paint Please Touch

    So the Wiki, which lets users create written content that can be shared and edited by multiple people, has been around...

    Stephen GatesJune 20, 2007
  • WSJ Creative Leader Challenge 2007

    A friend sent me a link today to a really interesting site from The Wall Street Journal called The Creative Leadership...

    Stephen GatesJune 19, 2007
  • Scratch Yourself

    A friend of mine who is a middle aged semi-professional Jewish mountain climber (I couldn’t make that up – click to...

    Stephen GatesApril 29, 2007
  • JEEP teams up with Marvel for Patriot launch

    So in their latest attempt to boost their brand, Jeep has teamed up with Marvel comics and Organic to create the...

    Stephen GatesFebruary 17, 2007
  • The rise of user generated content

    It seems like no matter advertising magazine you pick up these days you see all kinds of articles on user or...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 25, 2006
  • Consumers star in Levi’s new viral campaign

    Levi’s is launching a viral campaign that let’s consumers star in their own personalized version of the reality TV spoof “jeans...

    Stephen GatesSeptember 5, 2006
  • Sharing your secrets

    Secret deodorant has launched a new TV and online campaign called “What’s Your Secret”. The concept is to “look into the...

    Stephen GatesJuly 26, 2006
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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 @baitme did an incredible job on the Mr Dob by @takashipom - details are fantastic. #takashimurakami #takashimurakamiart #mrdob #complexcon #bait #arttoy #designertoys #contemporaryart #popart #vinyltoys #urbanvinyl  Love coming home after a long week to find Mr Dob by @takashipom and @baitme waiting for me. #takashimurakami #takashimurakamiart #mrdob #complexcon #bait #arttoy #designertoys #contemporaryart #popart #vinyltoys #urbanvinyl  More in love with our @obeygiant from @galerie_itinerrance more every day. #streerart #shepardfairey #shepardfaireyart #shepardfaireyobey #streetartist #globe #earthcrisis  Feels a bit like Xmas today as our Earth Chrisis @obeygiant pieces and more showed up from @galerie_itinerrance in Paris. #obeygiant #obey #shepardfairey #streetartist #streetart #streetartparis #galerieitinerrance  Briefcase 2.0 thanks to @louisvuitton Avenue champ de Elysees #apolloalldaybag #louisvuitton #louisvuittonmonogram #monogrameclipse #lv #design #creativedirector
 Hello my name is Steve Gates and I have a Mr Dob by @takashipom problem. #takashimurakami #takashimurakamiart #mrdob #complexcon #bait #arttoy #designertoys #contemporaryart #popart #vinyltoys #urbanvinyl  Spending a lot of time away from home lately so looking forward to getting home tomorrow to see these two crazy ones. #NationalPuppyDay #pugs #pugsofinstagram #pug #puglife  Brunch with @thechiclibrary before I hit the road again #chic #tomford @blackscale #blackscale @tomford #brunch #fashion  I always love the unwritten rule in Barcelona where you can create street art on doors and shutters but not the actual buildings. #streetartbarcelona #barcelona #streetartofficial #streetart #streetartist  Another preview of our commission from @tristaneaton and based on the 'crazy' in letterpress type and archery target you should know this is my side of the piece. #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial
 Everything is better on pairs so we got the crazy limited edition Gold Mr Dob by @takashipom and @baitme too. #takashimurakami #takashimurakamiart #mrdob #complexcon #bait #arttoy #designertoys #contemporaryart #popart #vinyltoys #urbanvinyl  Another preview of our @tristaneaton commission. Full photos coming soon #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial  The @obeygiant globe is a limited edition replica of the one which hung from the Eiffel Tower last year and was made by the worlds oldest globe maker. #galerieitinerrance #streetartparis #streetart #streetartist #shepardfairey #obeygiant #obey @galerie_itinerrance  My kind of street art from the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #barcelona #streetartbarcelona #hola #skull  Our abdominal snow Pug loves the weather and the 16" of snow at our house north of NYC which feels more like north of the wall today. #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #nyc #westchester #snow #northofthewall

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