How Adam Rippon Stays Creative, Brave and Focused—Even on a Playground

The Olympic medalist talks us through his process

Video: John Tejada, Josh Rios; Editor: Nick Gardner
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Being named one of Adweek’s Creative 100 is no easy feat—just ask Adam Rippon. He’s an Olympic figure skater, recent champion of Dancing with the Stars, and an all-around delight to follow on social media. We caught up with him during some downtime on a playground, of course, to see what his creative process is like before he joins Adweek in Cannes to celebrate.

(No children were injured or upset in the making of this video.)

@samimain Sami Main is social editor for Adweek, where she posts Adweek content onto social platforms and looks for creative ways to communicate what's new.