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The Crazy One

Stephen Gates

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates give you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with some the world's most innovative companies.

Recent Episodes

How I'm finding hope in these difficult times.March 22, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 97 Career: How to deal with change.March 22, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 96 Career: Insights from the Design Imposter Syndrome Crazy One Conversations.March 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 95 Career: How to create a standout portfolio.February 16, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 94 Creativity: The lost art of boredom.February 02, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 93 Career: Why you have to build and maintain a personal support system.January 26, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 92 Career: How to deal with difficult and creativity killing peopleJanuary 19, 2020 Episode artwork Ep 91 Career: The critical difference between design vs. creativityDecember 22, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 90 Career: The real reason why you aren't getting promoted.December 01, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 89 Career: Trends in recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best talent.November 17, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 88 Creativity: Trust is the key to everything.November 03, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 87 Creativity: Supporting and empowering introvertsOctober 20, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 86 Career: How to make peace with yourself to improve your creativity.September 29, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 85 Creativity: How to get and give better creative feedbackSeptember 08, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 84 Design: The need for ethical designAugust 18, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 83 Leadership: Your leadership maturity level, persona and communication styleAugust 04, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 82 Conference talk: ’The Future is Creative’ keynote from HOW Design Live 2019July 14, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 81 Conference talk: ‘Why innovation is rarely authorized’ panel from HOW Design 2019June 30, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 80 Emotional intelligence: How to find and restore your confidenceJune 16, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 79 Listener questions: Design operations, start-ups, company “purpose", your career and building a team.June 02, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 78 Teamwork: How improv can make your team more creativeMay 19, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 77 Conference talk: ‘Building an In-House Design Powerhouse’ keynote from SXSW 2019April 21, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 76 Creativity: Why cognitive bias is the real problem with your work.April 07, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 75 Career: How to survive corporate politics with grace and integrityMarch 03, 2019 Episode artwork Ep 74 Methodologies: Design Thinking isn't bullsh*t. The way you apply it is.February 07, 2019 Episode artwork