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    From time to time I hope you will indulge a short detour from advertising. I believe in a life well lived...

    Exceptional FlashStephen GatesJune 4, 2006
  • Even James Bond would be impressed.

    Have an extra 1.2 million dollars laying around? Well then head over to the new Bugatti Veyron configurator and pick out...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 2, 2006
  • Integrated advertising doesn’t mean “printegrated” advertising

    Integration seems to be the hot topic at every ad agency these days. They are all searching for how to create...

    Creative directionStephen GatesJune 1, 2006
  • Consumer don’t care about the latest version of Flash Player

    Every time I go to an event like FlashForward or Macromedia MAX I walk away with the same thought ringing in...

    FeaturedStephen GatesJune 1, 2006
  • – An exploration of computation

    I like to think of myself as a pretty good this Flash Actionscript. I can write code for pretty much any...

    Exceptional FlashStephen GatesJune 1, 2006
  • Dueling windows – Samsung SGH-Z107

    I first came across this site a while ago but I wanted to feature it because this does something completely original...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 1, 2006
  • Google hires first Visual Design Lead

    Love Google but think the it could use some help in the design department? Well, Google agrees as they have hired...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesMay 31, 2006
  • The latest from BMW Films

    If you are a fan of early sixties crime dramas then you will love the latest offering from BMW Films –...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2006
  • A great site from…. Hyundai?!?

    I never thought I would use the word cool and Hyundai in the same sentence but their site for the new...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 31, 2006

    No one is better at proving that Flash can be a cinematic art form than Tokyo Plastic. Their Drum Machine animation...

    Visionary thinkingStephen GatesMay 31, 2006
  • That’s not a GIF. THIS is a GIF.

    AKQA have launched an intricate one-page site for MSN Messenger consisting of an insanely complex looped .GIF file, a single line...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 30, 2006

    AKQA proves that big firms can do great work. They have won every award that isn’t nailed down, have offices in...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesMay 30, 2006
  • Heineken Netherlands

    Heineken Netherlands has laucnhed a new summer promotion site but it wasn’t the site that got my attention. I really like...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesMay 29, 2006

    Xscope is a simple application I use on a daily basis. The screens feature lets you choose the screen size and...

    Great resourceStephen GatesMay 28, 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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