107 episodes

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives 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 companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

The Crazy One Stephen Gates

    • Design
    • 4.9, 351 Ratings

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives 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 companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

    Ep 102 #ShareTheMicNow: Sylvia Baffour - I Dare You to Care

    Ep 102 #ShareTheMicNow: Sylvia Baffour - I Dare You to Care

    The second of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes was created by Sylvia Baffour on how to approach the work around us, emotional intelligence, and being aware of the emotional after taste your leave with the people around you.

    • 27 min
    Ep 101 #ShareTheMicNow: Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman in conversation

    Ep 101 #ShareTheMicNow: Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman in conversation

    The first of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes is an intimate and honest conversation between design industry icons Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman about the state of the world, their work, what's going on with some of the design organizations, and much more.

    • 1 hr
    Joining #ShareTheMicNow

    Joining #ShareTheMicNow

    Today, more than ever, it is NECESSARY that we all join #ShareTheMicNow to create unifying actions centered around Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or LGBTQ+ lives, stories, and calls to action. I wanted to create this short episode to talk about why I will...

    • 10 min
    Ep 100 Career: Rejecting your life's invisible scripts

    Ep 100 Career: Rejecting your life's invisible scripts

    We are often influenced, if not even controlled, by the things we think we need to do and the person we think we need to be in our lives and careers. Chasing and repeating these broken narratives is exhausting, and any deviation from them is met with...

    • 43 min
    Amazing Design People List: Find a job, a mentor, and some hope.

    Amazing Design People List: Find a job, a mentor, and some hope.

    If you have been laid off or furloughed go to The Amazing Design People list which was created as a worldwide, community-led talent base to help everyone we can.

    • 3 min
    Ep 99 Career: The 8 habits of successful people

    Ep 99 Career: The 8 habits of successful people

    The 8 characteristics I see in the most successful and creative people I know and talk about how you can make them a part of your career development.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
351 Ratings

351 Ratings

final1 ,

Excellent podcast

This podcast is highly relevant if you do anything with your days and want to be more effective or satisfied. Some of the subjects Stephen discusses seem to come out of left field to me, and I’m often left thinking about his words later in the week. Not just empty words though, I feel like I’m more thoughtful about what drives my career and happiness.

Gustavo Cruz ,

Life changing

This is a long over due review. It’s hard to think of another podcast/book/anything that has been more influential on my career than the “crazy one podcast”. My first listen was the personal brand from Adobe Max and after that, this podcast become my “bible”. I’m super thankful for all it’s done it showed me the light, that it was ok to be myself and not only ok it was actually advantageous. Today I know who I am and what I can bring to the table regardless of never having a “proper” education. It’s been long due ( being listening and kinda of a big fan for almost 3 years now ) so Thank you and pleaaaase keep up the amazing work you’ve helped so many people including myself and many other I have recommended the podcast and many still thank me for introducing them to the “crazy one”

ADangerousPerson ,

This Podcast Has Made My Life Better

I listen to a ton of podcasts and I never write reviews, probably because I’m lazy. However, this podcast has changed my life for the better. Stephen’s tough love approach is refreshing and relatable. There’s no other way to say it but thanks for doing this Stephen. You are an inspiration.

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