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The Crazy One

The Crazy One podcast 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.
Creative people can now affect businesses in ways we haven’t seen since the Industrial Revolution, but most of us have no idea about how to take advantage of these opportunities. The Crazy One is created out of the real experiences and insights that host and award-winning creative director Stephen Gates has learned from 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, and more. It teaches anyone foundational creative approaches and methodologies to some of the more difficult and less discussed areas of being a creative person in any industry.

Dec 18, 2016

A continuation of Episode 1 ‘Lightbulbs are bullsh*t’ that goes beyond understanding your creative process to walk you through how there is more to being creative than your creative process. This episode looks at how to better develop your palette, how to find new areas of opportunity for ideation and how to judge...


Dec 12, 2016

The days of creating pixel perfect designs on small teams are long gone so how do you make sure that can create consistent branded experiences without compromising creativity?  This episode walks you through the basics of building all the pieces of an atomic design language and how to roll it out to your...


Dec 4, 2016

If you have ever tried to be creative on a team using an agile methodology then you know how challenging it can be to have ideas in this dynamic and focused environment. This episode walks you through the basic of agile methodologies, a look at the common problem creative have working in this process and tips for how...


Nov 13, 2016

A replay of my conversation with Scott Morrison, formerly head of marketing at Levi’s, Activision and Diesel, at the Fifteen Seconds Festival in Graz, Austria earlier this year talking about leadership, creativity and how we approach our work and careers.

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Nov 13, 2016

If you can’t build rapport with your clients and your team then they won’t trust you and your best ideas will never see the light of day. This episode explores 5 simple things you can do to build stronger leadership and partnership with your clients and within your team.
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