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  • Uniqlo – Now THAT is a product catalog

    I was in New York city this week and saw a lot of very cool outdoor ads for the Asia retailer...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 11, 2006
  • Stuntman – Best use of Flash video

    The stuntman is just fun and one of the best uses of Flash video I have ever seen. You have to...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 11, 2006
  • Adobe’s creative mind

    It would seem that buying Macromedia may have finally given Adobe a clue to the fact that for a company who...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 10, 2006
  • Stunning Hyundai Veracruz E-catalog

    When it comes to advertising and microsites everyone wants to talk about creating an “experiential” site or online experience. Looking at...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 9, 2006
  • Explore Ibsen

    Saw a site today called Explore Ibsen and thought it was an interesting use of video and multiple photos to simulate...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 9, 2006
  • My very own Iron Chef

    I am a foodie and I get a lot of inspiration for my design work and studio culture from great chefs...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesNovember 6, 2006
  • TBS launches

    I saw today that TBS has launched which is a collection of funny ads from all over the world. You...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 3, 2006
  • DiyBox Flash t-shirt designer

    I found this site today for a Flash online applicatin to design t-shirts. I have no idea what any of the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesNovember 2, 2006
  • IKEA Everday Heros

    Came across the latest online offering from IKEA today and it is very cool. The interface lets you choose for 7...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 26, 2006
  • Mobil Flash finally goes mainstream

    Verizon wireless has announced that four of its upcoming cell phones will support Adobe’s mobil version of Flash – “Flash Light”....

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 26, 2006
  • Walmart goes rich (media)

    Shopping mega-giant Walmart has re-designed their website in the hopes of boosting their e-commerce sales. The new site sports better browsing...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 24, 2006
  • GMC Arabia commands respect

    ARC Worldwide Dubai has launched a site for GMC Arabia promoting the new Yukon. The site supports an computer animated TV...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 22, 2006
  • Audi – designed to thrill

    Saw these new print ads for Audi today for their “designed to thrill” campaign and thought they were well done.

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 20, 2006
  • Bentley tells it like it is

    I have no idea if this ad is real or not but I saw this ad for Bentley today and loved...

    FunnyStephen GatesOctober 20, 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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