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  • Gucci thinks Flash is out of style

    I saw where Gucci recently re-launch their website. At first glance, the site has a slick scrolling interface but if you...

    Exceptional designStephen GatesAugust 25, 2006
  • Yang Rutherford

    I had an extraordinary experience in December 2004 when I traveled to Hong Kong for business. I was there to pitch...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesAugust 24, 2006
  • IKEA Elevator

    Saw this site from IKEA in Sweden today. I have no idea what it says but the use of video and...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 23, 2006
  • BBC1 launches MusicCubes

    The rise of the iPod and other digital media has been sent the numbers of young people listening to the radio...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesAugust 22, 2006
  • Bold Moves from Ford

    These days every communication that comes out of any major company is so overly polished and thought out that consumers have...

    Site reviewStephen GatesAugust 16, 2006
  • 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
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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