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  • Haute couture RAZR

    High end Italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana are no longer satisfied with making $300 cases for your trendy iPods and...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 19, 2006
  • Sunburned Piano

    DDB Brazil has just launched a new site for Sundown sunscreen where you click on a row of young sunburned women...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 18, 2006
  • Sorry – no articles here

    It started as a trade calendar in 1964 but has grown into the world;s only prestigious and exclusive “girly” calendar. You...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 17, 2006
  • Macho Mini Coopers from across the pond

    Mini Cooper UK has launched aveaword.com (that’s translates to “have a word” in American English) to try and get more men...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesJune 13, 2006
  • Primitive premium ice cream?

    Like when KFC tried to sell people on the fact that fried chicken was good for you, I think this is...

    Site reviewStephen GatesJune 13, 2006
  • Hunt for a free Volvo XC90

    Volvo has launched a new microsite to support a promotion call “The Hunt” done in conjunction with the release of the...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 12, 2006
  • Radio Shack employees – More than a few batteries short of a pack

    I used to debate if Kinkos or Home Depot consistently had the worst employees but tonight Radio Shack stormed into the...

    FunnyStephen GatesJune 10, 2006
  • Podcasts worth a listen

    There are a lot of prodcasts out there but you quickly find a lot of quantity but very little quality. Here...

    Great resourceStephen GatesJune 9, 2006
  • PLAT4M – 2Advanced Blog

    I saw today that Eric Jordan and the guys over at 2Advanced have launched a new Blog called PLAT4M to go...

    Great resourceStephen GatesJune 7, 2006
  • VISIONARY DESIGNERS – Yugo Nakamura

    I am not sure you can a conversation about visionary designers without talking about Yugo Nakamura. His work on sites like...

    Visionary thinkingStephen GatesJune 4, 2006
  • A clients guide to a successful site re-design

    Over the past few months I have spent a lot of time consulting with companies who have been duped and robbed...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesJune 4, 2006
  • A turn for the better – NID Gallery

    The site has a fantastic and unique interface created by designer Yugo Nakamura. You can choose from either Work or People....

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesJune 4, 2006
  • DO THIS BEFORE YOU DIE – See B.B. King

    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
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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