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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.

Apr 22, 2019

A replay of my sold out keynote ‘Building an In-House Design Powerhouse’ from SXSW 2019 that looked at how companies want creativity and design like never before, but very few of their internal creative teams have been empowered to take advantage of this demand. In this episode, I share proven techniques...


Apr 8, 2019

Why is it no matter where we work we run into the same frustrating behaviors in our team, our clients, and even ourselves time and time again? More than likely there are some fundamental psychological biases we all have that are causing and fueling these problems. In this episode, we are going to look at the...


Mar 4, 2019

Dealing with politics is a necessary evil no matter where you work and at their worst can be so complicated that they can drive you out of a company or stand in the way of great work going out the door. In this episode, we will look at some of the emotional issues behind office politics and talk about the 8 habits that...


Feb 7, 2019

Lately, I have seen some talks, articles and gotten some questions from people who are struggling with or just downright angry at using Design Thinking and/or Design Sprints. It's something I've been able to use with a lot of success throughout my career so I reached out to some of these teams to understand what was...


Feb 4, 2019

In this episode we will answer listener questions about how to make the transition from design lead to design executive, how do you create a creative office environment, a look at where design authority should sit in a company, how to think abbot conflict inside of your team and some best practices for sharing...