Stephen Gates

Stephen Gates is a renowned designer with a career spanning over two decades as a global design leader building world-class organizations that integrate research, data, and behavioral science with human-centered design methods to drive a long-term vision and near-term business impact. He is currently the founder of CRZY which is an independent strategy, design, and inspiration studio helping companies find a new vision and purpose for their brands, digital experiences, creativity, and existence. He previously worked at InVision, Citi, Starwood Hotels, WW, and McCann Erickson, building teams that created award-winning global advertising campaigns, multiple Fortune 100 brands, and innovative digital experiences. His work has received over 150 international awards including having his app designs have been named one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, and Apple has featured his work in 10 keynotes. He shares what he has learned through his international speaking engagements and his award-winning podcast, The Crazy One podcast, an in-depth exploration of issues that matter to creatives, including leadership, creativity, and career development, innovation, and more.