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Episode 108:
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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Lightbulbs are bullish*t


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Design Thinking: Part 1 – Overview and Inspiration phase


Episode 80:
How to find and restore your confidence


Episode 87:
Supporting and empowering introverts


Episode 82:
‘The Future is Creative’ from HOW Design Live 2019


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Trust is the key to everything


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Episode 63:
The good and evil of data, research, and brainstorming


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How to create REAL innovation



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When it comes to creativity, innovation and design, I’m the outsider. Always wanting to dance and play in this world, except I lacked the raw talent, education and vocabulary. I’ve rediscovered my crazy. Every episode gives me the courage to tap into my creativity as a professional and human. Truly, life-changing.”

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Ep 108 of The #CrazyOne #Podcast 'The life and lessons of my father, David Gates‘ is now live on @ApplePodcasts. I want to share my father's story and in sharing those stories, I hope you can better understand me, my father, and yourself.

Just realized my father fell ill on the same day the last episode was released and I never created the page with the show notes. An understandable omission but one I am working to fix this morning. Thanks to everyone as no one pointed out that fact.