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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.
 

Sep 24, 2017

Empathy is a simple phrase that's increasingly popular thanks to methodologies like Design Thinking, but very few people understand it, how to incorporate it into their work or how to find real empathy with their customers. In this episode, we will look at what empathy entails, the things people mistakenly think is...


Jul 16, 2017

Creativity ebbs and flows for everyone. We all know that the times when you are struggling to find ideas and feel like you are in a slump are the most frustrating but what can you do to break out of it? In this episode we will look at the different types of creative slumps, the reasons why they happen and techniques you...


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...


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...