My work has been recognized with over 150 major design awards including Cannes Cyber Lions, Webby Awards, Web Awards and others. Apple has featured my work in 8 keynotes, 2 commercials, in Apple Stores, on Apple.com the iTunes Store and in the Human Interface Guidelines.

My work has also been featured by over 300 international press outlets across top-tier national, tech, travel and broadcast press. Notable coverage included The New York Times (print and online), CNN, WIRED, Fast Company, USA Today, CNBC, China Daily, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, MacWorld, TODAY show, Re/Code and Financial Times and many others.

Webby Awards (3 finalists and 10 honorees)

2016 – LeMeridien.com – Best Use Of Photography honoree
2015 – SPG Android App – Travel App honoree
2014 – SPG iPad App – Travel App honoree
2012 – W Hotels – Best Home Page honoree
2012 – W Hotels iPhone App – Travel App honoree
2009 – The Luxury Collection – Travel honoree
2008 – Le Meridien employment site – Employment finalist
2008 – StephenGates.com Blog – Personal site honoree
2007 – Nationwide Insurance – LifeComesAtYouFast.com  – Insurance finalist
2007 – St. Regis employment site – Employment honoree
2006 – WhyYouFly.com – Airline honoree
2005 – Subaru All-Wheel Drive microsite – Automotive finalist

International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences member
Webby Awards judge 2010 – present

Mobile WebAwards

2013 -SPG iPad App – Best Hotel app
– SPG iPhone / Android App – Outstanding App

Mobile WebAwards Competition Judge 2011-present

WebAwards (22 awards)

2012 – StarwoodHotels.com – Outstanding Corporate Site
2010 -Westin.com and StRegis.com – Standard of Excellence
2008 – LeMeridien, Aloft, Element, SheratonWave.com, StephenGates.com Blog – Standard of Excellence
– SPG The Lobby blog – Outstanding Website
2007 – St. Regis Employment Site, Four Points Career Site, LeMeridien Careers Site – Employment Standard of Excellence and Hotel and Lodging Standard of Excellence
– Starwood Meetings – Outstanding Website
2006 – WhyYouFLy.com – Best Airlines web site,
– IgoUgo World Traveler Challenge Game Standard of Excellence
– Mariloff.com Outstanding Website
2005 – WhyYouFLy.com – Best Airlines web site 2004 – tm-interactive.com, Subaru All-Wheel Drive microsite, Subaru 21Z launch microsite – Outstanding websites

WebAwards Competition and Best of Show judge 2004-present

Adobe Site of the Day (5 awards)

LuxuryCollection.com – August 8, 2008
IgoUgo.com Worldly Traveler Trivia Challenge – June 6, 2006
Subaru All-Wheel Drive Microsite -March 13, 2005
LifeComesAtYouFast.com -March 6, 2005
WhyYouFly.com -September 28, 2004

The FWA Site of the Day

Nationwide Insurance – Life Comes at You Fast Times Square Site 

Media Post/ OMMA Magazine All-Star

Chosen by the editors as one of three 2009 Online All-Stars for Marketing

OMMA Magazine

Helped lead t:m interactive to Agency of the Year: Gold

CLIO Awards

2005 – Best self-promotional website – tm-interactive.com

Creativity on the Web

1 of 15 artists featured in this booked published for the 2005 Battle for the Heart creative road show

New York Festivals

Best self-promotional website finalist – tm-interactive.com
Gold Medal – Verizon Superpages.com

CoolHomePages.com

Site of the Week – StephenGates.com

Dallas Society of Visual Communication Show

2004 – Silver light bulb – Subaru All-Wheel Drive microsite

Addy Awards (19 awards)

2006 – Gold Local, Gold Regional, Best of Show Regional – Verizon Superpages.com
2005 – Silver National, Gold Regional, Gold Local – American Airlines Web/Online Campaign
2004 – WhyYouFly interactive campaign Bronze, FlyYouFly.com and Need-Desire.com

Cannes Cyber Lions

American Airlines “We Know Why You Fly”

ACM SIGGRAPH

Computer Graphics Pioneer Award Winner (1 of 7 awarded worldwide)

Communication Arts

CommArts.com Site of the Week:
Subaru All-Wheel Drive Microsite – June 27, 2005
WhyYouFly.com – November 8, 2004
Design Interact Insights interview: December 2004
Interactive Annual

Internet Advertising Awards

2008 – Best Hotel & Lodging Rich Media Campaign – SheratonPlay.com
2007 – Best Site -Nationwide Insurance – Life Comes at You Fast Times Square Site
2006 – Best Directory or Search Engine Online campaign – Verizon Superpages “We know around here”
Internet Advertising Awards Competition and Best of Show judge 2006-2011

HOW Magazine

Top 10 Web Sites for Designers – StephenGates.com Blog

NYC Advertising Week

Subaru interactive advertising selected for 2004 Best of Interactive show reel and was entered by Edmunds.com

Yahoo! Creative Showcase

2004 ExxonMobil corporate branding campaign

Excellence in Interactive Marketing (25 awards)

2006 – 6 awards including Most effective customer acquisition program and Effective Use of Online Creative
2005 – 8 awards including Most effective customer acquisition program and Online brand experience,
2004 – 5 awards including Most effective e-mail campaign (B-to-B) and Most effective non-profit campaign
2003 – 6 awards including Most effective integrated marketing, and Agency of the year 2005

Behance Galleries & Served Sites (6 times)

My work has been featured 6 times on App Design Served, Web Design Served and UI/UX curated galleries.

Ad:Tech NYC Awards

Best large format ad unit 2003 – final. Subaru “What Drives Fun” Edmunds.com Baja spotlight

American Design Awards (12 awards)

3 Platinum Awards – StephenGates.com (twice) and Subaru AWD microsite
7 Gold Awards – tm-interactive.com, mileagemaximizer.com,Subaru 21Z microsite, SPG.com, LuxuryCollection.com, StephenGates.com and Hannah’s Off The Square
2 Silver Award – Mariloff Diamonds and Sheraton.com

Houston & San Fransisco Art Directors Club Awards show judge

Featured in Adobe Creative Voices interview series and CS5 customer success story videos

Member of the 15 person Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud advisory board