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The Crazy One

Creatives have the opportunity to affect businesses in a way we haven't seen since the Industrial Revolution. The Crazy One helps you learn how to weave together all of the methodologies, strategies, information, and tools into a comprehensive strategy for elevating the business impact of design within your company. The diverse episodes will give you actionable insights to help you be more creative, become a better leader, create more innovative work, build better relationships with your clients, grow a stronger career and more. Host and award-winning creative director Stephen Gates shares what he 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 Adobe.

Jun 25, 2017

There is a lot of nuance and emotion that goes into creativity and part of your success will be determined by how well you understand and control those emotions. Insecurity and frustration play a huge part in helping or hurting your creative process so its something you need to be able to control. In this episode, we...


Jun 18, 2017

Over the past 10 years there has been continuous investment the growth of in-house creative teams which has resulted in a changing relationship between companies and their agencies. In this episode, we will look at the pro’s and con’s of in-house and agency creative teams, the different ways they work and where we...


Jun 4, 2017

As your career grows, it's natural to want to learn from people who are older, more experience or more successful than you are. As you become more successful, it also becomes natural to want to pay that experience forward to younger creatives. But how to do approach someone who you want to learn from, how do you know...