The Crazy One is created out of the real experiences and insights that host and award-winning designer and design leader Stephen Gates who 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 Chief Design Evangelist.

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What makes this podcast different?

HONESTY

No sugar coating or no magic bullets here. This show is honest look at the challenges that face creative people today and doesn’t shy away from the difficult subjects.

REAL EXPERIENCE

The information in the shows come from over 20 years of working with and leading world-class creative people who have created and launched actual innovation work.

REAL APPLICATIONS

Since the show is created by a high level working creative person it shares how to actually apply what you learn and doesn’t just talk about it in theory.

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THE LATEST EPISODE:

Episode 78:
Creativity: How improv can make your team more creative

At its best, creativity is about spontaneity, creativity, and collaboration. There are few places where we can all of these on display more easily than with improvisational comedy groups but what can they show us about how to improve our creative process and our teams? In this episode, we will look at what happens with improv that lets the creativity flow, what everyone can learn from it and how it can help your team and its culture.

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Here are some of the things people who listen to the show are saying about how it has helped them and their careers.


Rated 5 stars by hundreds of listeners worldwide and has been the #1 Design Podcast in multiple countries.


“An almost mandatory podcast for anyone trying to better understand what it means to become a great leader (and not only the creative type!). Wonderful, clear, sharp and abolutely right.”


“This is the Tony Robbins audio series for the design community. Subscribe now!”


“I’ve been in a creative rut these past few weeks and this podcast has been a beacon of light for me.

Stephen’s point of view is brutally realistic but still comes off as inspiring. I am constantly sharing his ideas with coworkers and peers.”

“Given my team and I so much inspiration & energy

Many of us creative people wonder sometimes (all the time) if it’s just us and we are one that are just crazy and our thinking may just be a little too out there. Stephen Gates has really given me the push I needed lately to keep pushing for what is right. “


“I cannot emphasize enough the impact it’s made on myself personally and professionally.

I’ve turned many on to it technically NOT in the creative field… – my beau in the Oil industry as a consultant/engineer that cleans refineries, a PR colleague is now glued to the episodes about personal branding as she starts her own consultancy,my sister a lab technician in a hospital is starting to see herself differently after the “Success is a Choice” episode. I could go on… And as one who aspires to change the way Creatives work and are seen in society, this is one of my solid resources for inspiration as well as a constant barrage of ‘a-ha’s’!”

ABOUT STEPHEN GATES

Chief Design Evangelist at InVision, keynote speaker, Global Creative Director, designer, podcast host, Crazy One.

I’m the son of a Creative Director 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepting, and design for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 100 brands and innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years building and leading agency and in-house teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process, consumer research and political skill to create innovative, world-class work that changes industries and companies.

I currently the Head of Design Transformation at InVision where I partner with the world’s top brands including Google, Nike, AT&T, and more to create customized strategies that elevate the business impact of design. I previously worked at McCann Erickson, Citi and Starwood Hotels and have worked with clients like American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, ExxonMobil, Acura, Citi, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and more.

As a result of this work, I’ve won over 150 international design awards, have had my app designs named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, HOW Magazine named me #17 on the 100 of the most talented and influential creatives working today and more. Apple has featured my work in 10 keynotes, 4 TV commercials, the Human Interface Guidelines, iTunes App Store, Apple Stores, one of my app designs was chosen for their ‘Best of’ yearly list and as one of the world’s 100 best apps.

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