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The Crazy One

The Crazy One is for anyone who wants to be more creative, understand their creative process, be a better leader or learn how to use creativity to make a difference in their company. Visionary Creative Director, designer and speaker Stephen Gates shares his experience and actionable insights learned from leading global creative teams for multiple Fortune 100 brands and working with some the most innovative companies like Apple, Google and Adobe.  Each episode is an in-depth exploration of issues that matter to creatives including leadership, creativity, career development, innovation and more. Like the show on Facebook and follow Stephen @sdgates.
 

Jan 29, 2017

Companies want creativity and design like never before but very few of their internal creative teams have been empowered or supported to be able to take advantage of this demand. In this episode I share everything I have learned leading client-side teams for 10+ years at Starwood Hotels and Citi.

 

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Jan 21, 2017

Presenting your work to a small group of business people is one thing but speaking in front of a crowd is a whole different challenge. In this episode I will share everything I've learned going from being terrified to speak in front of small groups to traveling the world speaking in front of thousands of people.

 

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Jan 15, 2017

I’ve had a lot of successes and challenges over the course of my career but all of those challenges taught me some important lessons. In this episode I share the most important lessons I’ve learned in 6 different areas in the hope that they will be able to help you have a more successful and creative...


Jan 8, 2017

I ask creatives "Do you know what you need to be happy" and its amazing how few of them can actually answer that question. This episode looks at why happiness is an important part of creativity, understanding how being happy is a part of creating versus the creative process, and how you can understand things that...