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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.
 

May 15, 2017

The relationship between creatives and their clients is one of the most important parts of the creative process because to be able to do great work, your clients need to trust and respect you and your creative process but it doesn’t always happen. In this episode I will talk about how to build a solid foundation with...


May 8, 2017

Creative teams are at their best when they are given a problem to solve instead of a solution to be vetted. One of the biggest places where these problems are generated are from company executives who throw out ideas that are taken as gospel to be blindly followed instead of a challenges that needs to be understood and...


Apr 16, 2017

This episode answers listener questions about how can creatives can pick the right time to ask for a raise or promotion, what’s the best way to negotiate your raise, how you can get remote teams to work together more seamlessly, and a discussion of how companies should be valuing and hiring creative talent. If...


Apr 8, 2017

In this third in a 3-part series, we will look at implementation which is the final phase of Design Thinking where you bring the insights from the inspiration phase and the concepts from the ideation phase to life into prototyping, testing and final delivery. Then we will look at some of the ways you can bring Design...


Mar 31, 2017

The second in a 3-part series that's a crash course in Design Thinking that will teach you all the important parts of this methodology that I learned while becoming an IDEO certified Design Thinking Trainer. In this episode, I will teach you how to take the insights you found through your research in the inspiration...