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The Crazy One

The Crazy One is created out of the real experiences and insights that host and award-winning Global Head of Design Stephen Gates and gives you actionable insights to be more creative, become a better leader, create more innovative work, build better relationships with your clients, grow a stronger career and more. He shares the things he has learned first hand leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working with some the world's most innovative companies like Apple, Google, Nike, AirBnb, and Disney as InVision's Head of Design Transformation.

Oct 30, 2016

Insights on creativity, leadership, building culture, hiring and more from my dinner with luxury retail developer Ken Himmel and chef Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York City.

Oct 23, 2016

Digital technologies are constantly changing so how do you create experiences that stand out from the crowd? This episode looks at 4 emerging trends you can use to create better digital experiences for web sites, mobile apps, social media, wearables and emerging technologies.

Oct 14, 2016

Every team wants to be more creative but how do you get better? This episode shows you how to frame your creative strategy using ‘how might we’ statements and the 7 rules to run a better brainstorming session.

Oct 10, 2016

Every team wants to hire the best talent but what do you look for, how do you get better at its and what should you avoid? This episode walks you through some of the questions I’ve learned to ask, look for and some of the tests I’ve developed to find the best talent for your team.

Oct 3, 2016

Working as a creative team member or team leader for an in-house design team can be challenging. This episode looks at some of the insights I’ve learned over my 10+ years building and leading award winning client side creative teams.