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Works In Process

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To create something, anything, you need a method. You need an approach that works for you. But wouldn’t it also be nice to learn how others approach their creative process? Works in Process is a monthly podcast where I, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui Jr, have the conversations you wish you had. I talk to designers, artists, educators, and creators to find the Hows and Whys of their creative work. Then, through experiences and inspiration, my guests explore the techniques and observations that helped them to navigate their creative careers. Join me as I continue to research how creativity is fueled by inspiration, motivation, and most of all, process. Remember... It’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

To create something, anything, you need a method. You need an approach that works for you. But wouldn’t it also be nice to learn how others approach their creative process? Works in Process is a monthly podcast where I, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui Jr, have the conversations you wish you had. I talk to designers, artists, educators, and creators to find the Hows and Whys of their creative work. Then, through experiences and inspiration, my guests explore the techniques and observations that helped them to navigate their creative careers. Join me as I continue to research how creativity is fueled by inspiration, motivation, and most of all, process. Remember... It’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

Location:

United States

Description:

To create something, anything, you need a method. You need an approach that works for you. But wouldn’t it also be nice to learn how others approach their creative process? Works in Process is a monthly podcast where I, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui Jr, have the conversations you wish you had. I talk to designers, artists, educators, and creators to find the Hows and Whys of their creative work. Then, through experiences and inspiration, my guests explore the techniques and observations that helped them to navigate their creative careers. Join me as I continue to research how creativity is fueled by inspiration, motivation, and most of all, process. Remember... It’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

Language:

English

Contact:

917-721-3433


Episodes

Brandi Sea – Finding Uncommon Inspiration

6/21/2022
Welcome to Works in Process / Ep 23 "Start with Words. Don’t try starting with ideas. If you try starting with an idea without a concept or a plan, you’re just going, you are going to continue to experience more imposter syndrome. Create concepts using a word map and then understand how to insert the uncommon inspiration and stop just searching where everyone else’s searching!” — Brandi Sea--- That’s my guest https://www.brandisea.com/ (Brandi Sea), Brandi is an award-winning designer,...

Duration:01:09:19

Jacinda Walker — Decoding the Creative Beast

4/26/2022
Welcome to Works In Process / Ep 22 I always encourage (young people) that you should believe you can do it. That thing that you think is a disadvantage might very well be the best down thing you SHOULD do. You’ve got to believe it’s possible. Because there will be people, there will be forces, there will be places and organizations to tell you otherwise. If you don’t, you better start believing quick!”--- That’s my guest Jacinda Walker , Jacinda is renowned for her work in design,...

Duration:01:17:39

Make Design Useful, FULL - Ritesh Gupta

3/15/2022
Welcome to Works In Process / Ep (No episode number) Ritesh is a Wieden+Kennedy alum, a former director at 2 Shark Tank companies, and specializes in product design, product management, branding, and growth analytics for mission-driven companies. He recently rebranded and rebuilt https://www.realm.fm/ (Realm) a podcast studio on app with https://www.motherdesign.com/ (Mother Design), https://fnh.mx/ (Felt Not Heard), and an incredible internal team. It debuted at #1 on the Apples podcast...

Duration:01:23:23

Ritesh Gupta — Making Design Useful (Part 2/2)

3/15/2022
Welcome to Works In Process / Ep 21 This is Part 2, the combined episode with be listed as a bonus :) Coming Soon Design is About feedback There’s a really big need for us to rethink the entire curriculum that we’ve been teaching for 50 plus years. Advocate strongly for unlearning and have honest conversations with the graduates. Because if we’re not getting feedback from the people who have gone through our classes, you’re doing a disservice to the institution as well as the students.—...

Duration:00:41:00

State of Black Design: Family Reunion

3/4/2022
Welcome to a live version of the Works in Process podcast. As part of the https://www.txstate.edu/blackdesign/ (State of Black Design Conference) and theme: Family Reunion, I am looking to revisit previous guest conversations. This is a way to catch up with them and learn more about people we should keep our sights on. Thank You Episode 8 guest, https://wip.show/08 (Dr. Fahamu Pecou), Ep 17 guest https://www.wip.show/17 (Mike Nicholls) and welcome https://www.byaridannielle.com/ (Ariel...

Duration:01:16:07

Ritesh Gupta — Making Design Useful (Part 1/2)

2/15/2022
Welcome to Works In Process / Ep 20 This is Part 1, the combined episode with be listed as a bonus :) Coming Soon Speak their language It’s relatively rare to have a designer who can speak or is even interested in speaking both design and data… To be able to say, I did an A B test, and that means it equals another $333,000. That's a really powerful and really exciting thing that a designer is able to say. — Ritesh Gupta, Founder / Volunteer / Lover of Techno, Streetwear, and Greyhounds---...

Duration:00:46:32

Works in Process Trailer

1/1/2022
Hello everyone… Welcome to Works in Process, The podcast where I, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui Jr, have the creative conversations you wish you had. I talk to designers, artists, educators, and creators to find the How’s and Why’s of their creative work. So join me as I explore how creativity is fueled by intuition, motivation, and, most of all, process.

Duration:00:01:05

Omari A Souza — Fostering Community and shifting the canon.

10/3/2021
Welcome to Works In Process / Ep 19 --- https://omarisouza.com/ (Omari Souza) is a first-generation American of Jamaican descent, raised in the Bronx, NY. Before working at Texas State University, Omari gained work experience with companies such as VIBE magazine, Buffalo News, CBS Radio, and Case Western Reserve University. He received his BFA in Digital Media from Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Design from Kent State University. Omari’s research explores the idea of perceptions,...

Duration:00:57:18

Robin Landa — Clarity to the Communication

8/25/2021
http://robinlandabooks.com (Robin Landa )is a Distinguished Professor at the Michael Graves College at Kean University. She has written twenty-three books about creativity, graphic design, advertising design, branding, and drawing, including Nimble: Thinking Creatively in The Digital Age, Graphic Design Solutions, 6th ed., Designing Brand Experiences, and Advertising by Design, 4th ed. She is now working on a new book aimed at business professionals for Routledge. And she is working on a...

Duration:01:03:48

Rezonate - Universality is a Superpower (AIGA D+B Series)

4/30/2021
Join AIGA Design + Business Conference chair and host of Works in Process podcast, George Garrastegui, Jr (he/him/his), as he speaks with Katwo + Nico Puertollano of Rezonate. George, Katwo + Nico discuss the importance of representation and language when building a project with clients. Katwo + Nico are speakers at the 2021 AIGA Design + Business Conference May 12–14, and her collaboration with AARP / Newt Day Better and their A Living History of the LGBT Movement will be featured at the...

Duration:00:52:49

Sophia Yeshi - Say no, more often! (AIGA D+B Series)

4/22/2021
Join AIGA Design + Business Conference chair and host of Works in Process podcast, George Garrastegui, Jr (he/him/his), as he speaks with Sophia Yeshi of Yeshi Designs. George and Sophia will discuss building a freelance business and the importance of having a creative community to support your creative career. Sophia Yeshi Is a speaker at the 2021 AIGA Design + Business Conference May 12–14, and her collaboration with Debut Capital will be featured at the virtual event. Register now with...

Duration:00:42:12

Mike Nicholls — Nuances of the Black experience.

4/13/2021
That’s my guest Mike Nicholls, He is a creative director, brand strategist, publisher, visual designer, and illustrator. He’s been translating ideas into visionary creative solutions utilizing his over 20 years of design experience and natural talent. Mike is also the founder and creative director of https://www.thisisumber.com/ (Umber Publishing), an independent publishing house based in Oakland, CA. He visually designs and illustrates the perspective of the contributor, from curation - to...

Duration:01:22:27

Terresa Moses — Create with Intention.

3/9/2021
That’s my guest Teresa Moses, she is a design researcher, creative director, organizer, and educator based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Teresa is a proud Black queer woman dedicated to the liberation of Black and brown people through art and design. Her work focuses on race, identity, and social justice. She advocates for positive change in her community using creativity as a tool of community activism. Terresa is the Creative Director at https://blackbirdrevolt.com/ (Blackbird Revolt), a...

Duration:01:13:24

Deon Mixon — Making Design Fun!

2/9/2021
Our guest, https://www.deonmixon.com/ (Deon Mixon) is a Designer, Educator, and Author from Detroit, Michigan. He's a graduate of West Michigan University and alumni of Cass Tech. Deon also wrote a series of books called The Lethal Creed Saga and is a brand identity designer at Gyro. Our conversation is focused on the fact that he is the creator of the world's first graphic design educational board game, https://www.designeyegame.com/ (Design Eye) that was fully funded on Kickstarter. We...

Duration:01:07:53

Jen White-Johnson — Advocating and Uplifting Joy.

1/12/2021
Our guest, Jen White-Johnson a Designer, Photographer, Art Activist, and Art Educator. She teaches as an https://bowiestate.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/fine-and-performing-arts/undergraduate-programs/vcdma-major/faculty/jennifer-white-johnson.php (Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Bowie State University (HBCU) )where her work focuses on the intersection of content and caregiving with an emphasis on redesigning ableist visual culture. When her...

Duration:01:20:10

Dan Castro — Pivot! Adjusting the narrative.

12/16/2020
Don't get too comfortable. "I kind of feel if I know how to do it, too well, then I'm not having fun— I'm more like executing. So the moment that you shut off and just start doing the same thing that you did for somebody else, or kind of project, again and again, you're kind of losing what makes it so special. So yeah, just get out there and do it!" Mentions Sky Pie https://skypie.co/ (https://skypie.co/) Make Love https://skypie.co/make-love-1 (https://skypie.co/make-love-1) Offf...

Duration:01:13:26

Thomas Jockin — Make it easier for people to say yes.

9/23/2020
"The capacity to read particularly is not just a nice to have. It's actually a moral imperative. If we want people to be good in the world, this is a huge issue, especially for designers, especially in the type world, especially right. If there's any, if we can say there's any moral claim of what's good for us, (as type designer) is people being able to read." In this episode, I speak with Thomas Jochin, founder, partner, adjunct lecturer, and practicing type designer. We chatted about how...

Duration:01:22:31

Peter Ahlberg — The Role of Drawing as a Process

8/11/2020
**"the sooner a designer can embrace the process, and if you can learn to work quickly, and in different ways, you can make a lot of different work in a fairly short time frame..." **— Peter Ahlberg: Designer, Author, Educator I talk to Peter Ahlberg, partner at http://www.ahlandco.com/ (Ahl & Co) about creating his exhibition and book around the creative process. he mentions what it was like to talk to design icons and write a book from the perspective of someone who teaches and is a grad...

Duration:01:15:25

Armin Vit — It's not about you.

10/15/2019
“The ability to make something look finished, which I think is both a strength and a weakness ... because then you can make anything look good regardless of whether it makes sense or not. If you’re not doing things for the right reasons, with the right thinking behind it and you're just worried about how it looks on Behance, and how many likes it’s going to get you’re doing is wrong!” — Armin Vit. Designer, Writer, My own intern. In this episode, I chat with the designer and writer Armin...

Duration:01:00:12

wipXtra: Dearest Creative

9/4/2019
This Xtras is from my conversation with Dearest Creative. We go a little deeper of how they started their own company and some of the things they figured out along the way. Their dedication to the brand is what drives them and keeps them moving forward. So enjoy and just take a listen Xtras are mini-episodes that are unedited and uncut snippets of conversations I've had with my guests.

Duration:00:12:32