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  • Helvetica – The Movie

    I came across one of the more interesting movie teasers I had seen in a long time for a new documentary...

    Design CutureStephen GatesAugust 16, 2006
  • Back to NYC

    Just an FYI that I may not be able to post as regularly as I would like over the next few...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesAugust 12, 2006
  • World Trade Center

    For years I have been a very outspoken critic of web sites and video games that support major motion picture releases....

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 12, 2006
  • 10 Years of Flash

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Flash, The FWA in conjunction with Adobe is hosting a poll to establish what was...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesAugust 11, 2006
  • How Edison are you?

    My friends over at Firstborn Multimedia in New York City have launched a cool new site called How Edison Are You?....

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 2, 2006
  • Sony Bravia paints the town

    You probably remember this commercial from Sony for their Bravia TV. The thousands of bouncing super balls going through the streets...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesAugust 1, 2006
  • Cross media Gold Rush

    It caught my attention today that Mark Burnett (the guy that created Survivor) and America Online launched an online only show...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesJuly 31, 2006
  • Ze Frank – Thinking so you don’t have to

    Ze Frank is at it again. I first ran across Ze when I saw the classic and hysterical Flash site How...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesJuly 31, 2006
  • Roddick vs Pong

    Ogilvy has created a new American Express campaign with tennis phenom Andy Roddick to promote their brand and the Rogers Cup....

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesJuly 29, 2006
  • Maximum MGM Grand

    The MGM Grand hotel is Las Vegas recently redesigned and relaunched their web site and it finally brings well designed and...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJuly 28, 2006
  • Improve your resume

    Came across a great article over on Sweet 403 today called “Improve your Resume: Land a Job at a Boutique Agency”....

    Back to basicsStephen GatesJuly 26, 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...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJuly 26, 2006
  • Mapping the news

    Marumushi.com out of Shibuya, Tokyo has created a brilliant new online application called Newsmap. It visually reflects the constantly changing landscape...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJuly 20, 2006
  • Feric Studio

    Came across the illustration work of Eric Feng today. His site is no great shakes but I love the look of...

    Exceptional designStephen GatesJuly 19, 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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