He says it like it is. I’ve learned a lot from his podcast!
Dani Rya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/24
Stephen’s podcasts are a great source of inspiration and guidance for me as a designer. He covers a wide range of topics that are relevant and helpful for my career. I especially love his episodes on how to articulate design for business stakeholders. His presentation style is clear and engaging,...Read full review »
NickIsTaken2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/23
I used to listen to this show when I commuted everyday. Tuned in after a long while and BOOM once again the episode spoke to me authentically in a timely manner. I enjoy listening to this podcast. It can apply to anyone—creative or not. Every episode has something you can take away and include in...Read full review »
DJ Mr. Grant via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/23
Thank you Stephen Gates for such inspiring, empowering and tough love design and creativity advice.
Easyslider via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/23
As a career changer enrolled in a UX & UI bootcamp I’m inundated with learning resources (which is a good thing). This is the most helpful resource I’ve found when it comes to understanding how to navigate the career transition and what it looks like to work in the design industry. Stephen...Read full review »
Hutchbox360 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/23
Stephen’s insights on the business of design and leading design teams are super helpful. His delivery is thoughtful, relevant and human. I always come away from listening to his podcast with smart ways to work or new things to try, and his personable delivery always feels like you’re listening to...Read full review »
DS_westcoast via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/14/22
This podcast is so insightful in creativity, design & human experience concepts. Which is so important for the evolution & innovation of the tech & design industries. I can’t wait for more great episodes - thank you Stephen!!
Nataliefaith02 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/13/22
I’m so blown away by this guy. I found his Podcast during my research on creative leadership since I’ll be transitioning into a new journey in my career. His Podcasts are thought provoking and makes you really think about how we create, why we create, issues we face as creatives both in the...Read full review »
LR4TOP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/22
I get something useful in every single episode.
hdndjenfur via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/22
The breadth and depth of concrete, actionable knowledge and insights that Stephen shares in these podcasts has been astounding and has fuelled my professional career one more than one occasion. Thank you!
Dennis Overhage via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 07/27/22
Stephen has a certain way of putting across information to you in such a digestible and simple way. I’ve certainly learned a lot listening to this podcast and it’s helped me make some key decisions in my career. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone working in design, product, technology or...Read full review »
Ellis Capon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/22
What a great podcast that is helping to mentor designers. Everyone’s job description tells them what to do, none tell them how to do it. Stephen provides that initial how if you have no idea where else to look. A great resource that draws from a wide variety of source material to make design...Read full review »
assfdsasdf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/22
Stephen puts his heart, soul, experience, and network into this program. I appreciate how much effort goes into each episode.
Brilliantcrank via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/22
The last couple of years I’ve been listening to this podcast and I’ve learned a lot. A great way to invest your time.
KreativSv via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 04/19/22
I stumbled upon episode 69 and can completely relate. I enjoyed the casual nature of the podcast. Lots of great info.
Mama201200 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/15/22
Episode 119 is full of logical, actionable pointers on how to facilitate great meetings/workshops. Plus the show notes are an added bonus. Thank you, Stephen!
KB123SA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/22
Love Stephen’s advice and insight of a life spent in this industry. The changes over the years need to be addressed and he is doing just that. It’s almost as if he’s a fly on the wall at every place I’ve worked. Maybe because this isn’t just a design thing, but a human thing. And as designers, we...Read full review »
randomnickname2020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
Great content, fun to listen to the remote team activities episode.
ClaireDunn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/21
So glad I stumbled upon this podcast — hope there will be more episodes soon! @schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast
Miriam Schulman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/21
I listened to his first 12 episodes and was willing to give him a chance or see him improve in the medium, but I can’t anymore. I hope by now he has become a more humble person, but as far as I’ve heard he is too full of himself
Telendar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/18/21
This has become my absolute favorite design podcast. It speaks honestly of the most important things you need to have as a designer: Attitude, work ethic, and a real love for design.
parttimesamurai via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 08/06/21
Thank you for sharing your amazing insights on the creative process and how it can be applied in the business world. This podcast should be mandatory for all designers and creatives in school and in the field. Keep up the great work it really is inspiring. P.S. - this is the first review I have...Read full review »
Dean Creative Playbook via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/21
Stephen has incredible knowledge and has a gift to communicate it to a wide audience. I recommend these podcasts (and presentation master classes on YouTube) for anyone wanting to become a more effective and confident communicator.
horsepower!1230 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/13/21
Stephen is awesome at exploring the multiple avenues of creativity! I appreciate his approach and the genuineness he brings forward in each episode.
caydenny via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
After 15 years as Creative Manager in the Print Publishing industry, I decided to take a dive and retrain as UX Designer. I loved it and got freelance work almost straight away, but I felt so insicure about my skills and didn't know how to go on about looking for permanent work. Every day...Read full review »
Annabananina75 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/21
Stephen Gates shares what’s in his opinion making a person a great creative, team member and a leader.
Mashka7 via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 03/16/21
Stephen is refreshingly honest and open in all his discussions on design. Whenever he talks about working in the field, discusses career progression for designers or anything else for that matter, he brings tremendous value, gives actionable advice and tells you things straight - he REALLY helps...Read full review »
plsbeidbevejpsnscujjj6655 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/21
I’ve found this podcast really helpful in reframing professional challenges, inspiring me to make a change, and also a source of ideas and perspectives that I wouldn’t have thought of myself. It’s really a great resource and I highly recommend it to any person connected to the field.
#ds via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/21
Stephen is a great resource and a true inspiration. The things he talks about seem so logical and natural, that I sometimes wonder why design career guidance is not taught in school. His lessons are so universally valid that they can apply to any kind of design field; its the principles that...Read full review »
alal0023 via Apple Podcasts · Romania · 11/17/20
This podcast is an open and honest conversation about how to navigate the creative industry. Stephen shares his wealth of knowledge and experience to help anyone wanting to advance their career or feeling stuck in a rut. Many times I've felt discouraged and frustrated with my career....Read full review »
fan15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/20
I got a tip from a colleague to check this podcast out a while ago and I must say I’m impressed in so many ways. I almost listened to all episodes and it has given me great value and perspectives. Stephen is a great thinker and a real crafts person, which means he knows his stuff. He talks about...Read full review »
Percyflash via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/19/20
This podcast is exactly what I've needed to overcome my career challenges, and reorient myself. A special thanks to David Gates for passing his wisdom on to Stephen. I owe the both of you a debt of gratitude.Read full review »
Elevated Media Studios via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/20
Thank you for the relevant and worthwhile information you continue to provide. This show is a must follow if you are a creative person trying to navigate your career.
JessicaForte via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/20
With so many different ways to express design and creativity it’s not often you find a voice that is inspiring, actionable, and easy for everyone to understand. Aside from sharing a wealth of knowledge as a true designer and leader, Stephen captivates with stories that deliver fascinating...Read full review »
Ray.PNG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/20
highly recommended
Reham.90s via Apple Podcasts · Saudi Arabia · 09/13/20
Consistently solid advice presented through engaging stories and anecdotes. I’m not just a stronger designer for it, but a more confident one as well.
Abshskkk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/09/20
I found understanding, inspiration and solid guidance through this podcast. Topics talked about here are not just things we all thought about at some point buy never voiced, he talks about things that i’ve never thought about or had the chance to experience and gives amazing insight. Thank you 🙏
mtyay via Apple Podcasts · Cyprus · 09/08/20
Thanks for all!
Nandamfm via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 09/04/20
Thank you for all you do, Stephen!
MAT0093 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
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...Read full review »
final1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/20
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...Read full review »
Gustavo Cruz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/20
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.
ADangerousPerson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
Stephen is an awesome host and speaks candidly on human centered design thinking. I love how humble he is and have learned a lot about design leadership. He is very charismatic and truly envisions a better world where designed as a proponent for transformation 🔥
AGBdigi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/20
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few months now and I have to say that hands down it’s the most interesting and engaging “non-interview style” podcast I’ve listened to. Stephen’s thoughts and insights are grounded in research, fact and just thoughtful lived experiences. Even though I’m...Read full review »
Sylvia Speaks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/20
Stephen Gates is the definition of servant leader. Not only does he have incredible insight but he freely shares that with the design community at large and asks for nothing in return. This is what leadership looks like folks. Thank you Stephen, for you countless and selfless contributions to the...Read full review »
Matt Seal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/20
The is no other design podcast that made me laugh (and cry!). I love how candid and true Stephen is. One of the best design podcasts out there.
Grace AC ( via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 05/28/20
This podcast has inspired me to take a serious look at how I’m branding and positioning myself to get the kind of work I want.
the magic marker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/20
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