26 episodes

Creatives always seem to get a bad rap. They’re too strange, too unconventional, too sensitive, too fickle, too disorganized, too... misunderstood?
Creatives Are The Worst is a new podcast presented by Design Pickle, the world’s leading flat-rate graphic design and creative services company. Each week hosts Kate and Jess explore the stories behind famous (and not-so-famous) creatives that have somehow changed the course of history. From globally renowned artists to unfamiliar risk-takers, our hosts will cover these fascinating stories to figure out — are creatives really the worst?

Creatives Are The Wors‪t‬ Kate Rooney; Jess Guffey

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Creatives always seem to get a bad rap. They’re too strange, too unconventional, too sensitive, too fickle, too disorganized, too... misunderstood?
Creatives Are The Worst is a new podcast presented by Design Pickle, the world’s leading flat-rate graphic design and creative services company. Each week hosts Kate and Jess explore the stories behind famous (and not-so-famous) creatives that have somehow changed the course of history. From globally renowned artists to unfamiliar risk-takers, our hosts will cover these fascinating stories to figure out — are creatives really the worst?

    Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    We’re doing something a little bit different on today’s podcast.


    We’ve talked about a lot of unique creative people on this show in the past, but we thought it would be fun to take a deeper look into the process and history behind some of our favorite artists’ most iconic creations.


    This week, we are purifying ourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka once again, as we take another glimpse into the life of the mystifying purple one, Prince.


    This episode is all about his most ambitious project, the groundbreaking 1984 song, album, and film of the same name; Purple Rain.

    • 34 min
    Skip Bayless

    Skip Bayless

    John Edward "Skip" Bayless is a larger-than-life sports personality and the kind of guy that you love to hate.


    He first rose to prominence as a sportswriter in the Dallas area, and gained notoriety for penning salacious tell-all books about one of America's most popular sports teams; the Dallas Cowboys.


    It wasn't long before his controversial opinions made their way to television, where his outlandish "hot takes" would turn into a ratings gold mine and make him one of the highest-paid media personalities in the world.


    This week, we're asking the question: Is Skip Bayless the worst?

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Gail Winfrey is the undisputed “Queen of All Media”, a talk show host, actress, and media mogul.


    Despite her tumultuous upbringing in rural Mississippi, she rose through the ranks of daytime TV, and for 25 years, she hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show, one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed talk shows in history.


    The success of her show, as well as her production company Harpo Studios, would make her one of the most influential women in the world, and the first black multi-billionaire.


    With great influence, comes great responsibility, and Oprah has rightly been criticized for giving a platform to questionable ideas and contributing to the rise of pseudoscience.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is Oprah Winfrey the worst?

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon James Ramsay was once a promising young soccer player before a serious injury forced him to give up on the sport that he loved.


    Soon, he would shift his focus to the kitchen, and a meteoric rise to the top of the culinary world would begin.


    Ramsay would become one of the most recognizable chefs in history, launching critically acclaimed restaurants around the world and a slew of hit television shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, and more.


    He would also gain a reputation for his hair-trigger temper, coarse language, and appetite for confrontation.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is Gordon Ramsay the worst?

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe

    Norma Jean Baker was living as a mild-mannered housewife in Southern California before a chance encounter would propel her to superstardom.


    A successful career as a fashion model would give way to an opportunity to star in films, and a new stage name: Marilyn Monroe.


    Marilyn would become a bonafide icon: a slice of Americana, a scandalous sex symbol, and the face of Hollywood’s golden age.


    Her personal life was turbulent, with multiple failed marriages and high-profile love affairs. She eventually spiraled into addiction, before her untimely death at the age of 36.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is Marilyn Monroe the worst?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Texas Storm Announcement

    Texas Storm Announcement

    We put a lot of time and energy into researching and producing every one of our episodes, and unfortunately the historic winter storm that rocked the state of Texas has impacted our ability to create a new episode this week.


    We'll be back next week with a brand new episode, and until then we can confidently say that power outages are the WORST.

    • 24 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ande1005 ,

So interesting and insightful!

I love the premise of this podcast — learn about some of the most creative minds of all time, appreciate their mind and their work, and find common bonds between them. Kate and Jess are so relatable and fun to listen to. Cant wait to see which creative is next!

vivalacake ,

Insightful and hilarious

If you ever need something to talk about at parties, listen to this podcast! There are so many cool tidbits of info you can drop into any conversation. This podcast is super fun, but also really interesting to hear about creative individuals and the creative process. Design Pickle is doing podcasting right!!

ctrcic ,

Genuinely Entertaining and Delightfully Informative!

Wacky, weird, fun, and entertaining as hell. It’s not your average business podcast by a long shot! Plus it’s a great way to step up your creative trivia game too.

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