Unlocking Your Creativity with Greg Storey

Greg Storey is a designer through and through. He is always looking for and finding unique solutions to problems that he sees. He has owned his own studio and worked for some of the largest and most successful companies in the world. In this interview I love how honest Greg is with the audience. He shares how he dealt with a panic attack and what method he uses to help himself process the difficult moments in his life.

No matter where you grow up there are certain strengths and traits that you can utilize in your career. You’ll learn about how Greg uses his strengths to bring value wherever he goes. You can use many of these same tactics in your career as well.


  • How the ability to draw as a kid affected his life.
  • Art changed his life.
  • Grew up in a small town in Alaska.
  • Delivered papers as a kid and how it taught him the basics of design.
  • The importance of looking to improve things in your career.
  • How to see potential in a current frustration.
  • Looking for opportunities in our team struggles.
  • When you are stuck it’s because you aren’t looking for this.
  • The problem about keeping your head down and powering through.
  • The importance of asking questions on day one.
  • Sometimes you just need to sit in the corner and watch.
  • How good relationships can change your career.
  • The world unlocks when you put yourself out there.
  • Why we all have self doubt.
  • The difference between preparing for success versus preparing for failure.
  • Dealing with severe anxiety attacks.
  • Trying to find ways to scale.
  • Farnum Street is a powerful podcast around solving problems.
  • The power of thinking of your career in five year increments.
  • Ask yourself, “What’s the work I want to do when I’m 70?

You can learn more about Greg over at Brilliant Crank on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also learn more about Gret at his website Airbag Industries.

And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on.

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