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Stephen Gates

Global Head of Design at Citi


Stephen is a second generation Creative Director with 20+ years experience transforming agency and client-side teams to create award-winning global advertising campaigns, built multiple global Fortune 500 brands and created industry-changing digital experiences. He currently works as the GlobalHead of Design at Citi, where he leads multiple global design studios to creating global brand experiences across digital, advertising, branding and bank branches. His previous clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, ExxonMobil, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and more. His work has received over 150awards, his app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 GreatestApps, Apple has featured his work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more. He has been asked to teach at companies including IDEO, Apple, GE, Adobe and has also been a guest lecturer at Yale, Parsons, Princeton and SVA as well as delivering large international keynotes alongside speakers like Appleco-founder Steve Wozniak and CEOTony Hsieh.

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