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May 02, 2018

How to build and manage an empowered, creative team

Stephen Gates
Image of Stephen Gates on stage at DesignThinkers 2018 in Vancouver

About this video


Companies want creativity and design like never before, but few internal creative teams have been empowered to take advantage of this demand. Stephen explains how to create a culture that empowers your team and encourages creativity, with tips on transitioning an in-house team from an overlooked commodity to a critical asset.


Stephen Gates

Stephen has extensive experience building agency and client-side teams that have created award-winning global advertising campaigns and multiple Fortune 100 brands. His work has received over 150 international awards and Apple has featured his work on various platforms. He is an accomplished speaker for events ranging from small sessions for companies like Apple, IDEO and GE to large international keynotes alongside speakers like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, lifestyle icon Martha Stewart and Nest founder Tony Faddel. He hosts “The Crazy One,” an iTunes Top 10 Design podcast on helping people be more creative, be better leaders and make a difference in their company.