The Crazy One is created out of the real experiences and insights that host and award-winning 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 of the world’s most innovative companies like Apple, Google, Nike, AirBnB, Amazon, WeWork, Disney, The Home Depot and more.
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The life and lessons of my father, David Gates
Many of you may know that my relationship with my father was unique in that he was my father, but he was also a creative director, my mentor, my first boss, and the foundation of everything I am. On October 5th, 2020, he suddenly passed away. In this episode, I want to share my father’s story as a designer and creative director, how my life has been a direct reaction to his career, and in sharing those stories, I hope you can better understand me, my father, and yourself.
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