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Hello! We're CRZY!

We're an independent strategy and design studio working with our partners find a vision and purpose for their brands, digital experiences, creativity, and existence.

CRZY was created by global thought leader, designer and strategist Stephen Gates to bring his unique style and years of experience leading some of the world's biggest brands and working alongside the world's most innovative companies to a different kind of design studio and consulting model. We are fully remote and happy to travel to work with you in a hybrid model as we build teams from all over the world while based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Latest Projects

" CRZY had more strategic breakthroughs for us in 2 hours than our former big Madison Ave agency did in 6 months "

- Current CRZY client

We have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients across industries, helping them establish strong brands, engage their audiences, and build a long term vision while achieving short term results.

Our capabilities

  • Brand, product and organizational strategy
    Our agency offers comprehensive brand and product strategy services aimed at guiding businesses towards sustainable growth and market differentiation. Through meticulous analysis of market trends, consumer behavior, and competitive landscapes, we develop tailored strategies that align with our clients' objectives and values. From defining brand positioning and messaging to identifying product-market fit and expansion opportunities, our strategic frameworks provide clear direction for maximizing market impact and driving revenue growth. By combining data-driven insights with creative vision, we empower brands to establish strong identities, cultivate meaningful connections with customers, and stay ahead in ever-evolving markets..
  • 360 brand design
    Our agency specializes in brand design services, crafting compelling visual identities that resonate with audiences and communicate the essence of each brand. From logo creation to comprehensive brand guidelines, we meticulously tailor each element to reflect the unique personality and values of our clients. With a keen focus on aesthetics, strategy, and market positioning, we ensure that every design decision serves to strengthen brand recognition and foster meaningful connections with customers. Whether launching a new brand or revitalizing an existing one, we're committed to delivering impactful design solutions that drive success and leave a lasting impression.
  • Marketing and advertising
    Our agency offers comprehensive advertising services designed to elevate brands and captivate audiences across diverse platforms. From strategic campaign planning to creative execution, we craft compelling narratives that resonate with target demographics and drive measurable results. Whether it's crafting engaging social media content, producing captivating video commercials, or designing eye-catching print advertisements, our team combines creativity with data-driven insights to maximize ROI and achieve marketing objectives. With a keen understanding of consumer behavior and market trends, we deliver tailored advertising solutions that cut through the noise and leave a lasting impact on consumers.
  • Fractional leadership
    Our agency provides fractional leadership services tailored to empower organizations with strategic guidance and executive expertise on a flexible basis. With our seasoned professionals, clients gain access to experienced leaders who offer valuable insights, drive innovation, and navigate complex business challenges. Whether it's serving as interim executives, advising on key decisions, or spearheading transformative initiatives, our fractional leaders integrate seamlessly into teams, fostering collaboration and driving sustainable growth. By leveraging our expertise, clients can optimize their leadership structure, mitigate risks, and capitalize on opportunities, all while maintaining flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
  • Product vision and roadmapping
    Our agency specializes in product vision and roadmapping services, helping businesses conceptualize, plan, and execute innovative products that align with their long-term goals and market needs. Through collaborative workshops and strategic brainstorming sessions, we work closely with clients to define a clear product vision that encapsulates their unique value proposition and customer aspirations. Leveraging industry insights and user research, we then craft comprehensive product roadmaps that outline actionable steps and milestones for development, prioritizing features based on impact and feasibility. With a keen focus on user experience and market dynamics, our roadmaps serve as dynamic guides, enabling agile adaptation to evolving requirements and market trends, ultimately driving product success and market leadership.

What makes us different?

We just want to do great work with great people.

CRZY was designed to be different in our approach, how we build teams, work with you, and the honesty and partnership we bring to all our work.​

Join us on a transformative journey where we redefine creative excellence together. Let CRZY be your trusted partner in elevating your brand, creating impactful experiences, and achieving unparalleled success. Together, we will shape a future where innovation and design converge to drive extraordinary outcomes.