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Works In Process

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Works In Process, the podcast that asks the hows and whys behind the creative work. Creativity is oversaturated with the final results—Whether it be a painting, the words you write, or that elegant piece in your portfolio. We seem to find completed and beautified work across the web, but what steps did it actually take to get there? Talk a ride with me, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui, as I learn from my guests that there’s no one way to being a creative, but endless possibilities fueled by passion, purpose, and of course process. It’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

Works In Process, the podcast that asks the hows and whys behind the creative work. Creativity is oversaturated with the final results—Whether it be a painting, the words you write, or that elegant piece in your portfolio. We seem to find completed and beautified work across the web, but what steps did it actually take to get there? Talk a ride with me, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui, as I learn from my guests that there’s no one way to being a creative, but endless possibilities fueled by passion, purpose, and of course process. It’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

Location:

United States

Description:

Works In Process, the podcast that asks the hows and whys behind the creative work. Creativity is oversaturated with the final results—Whether it be a painting, the words you write, or that elegant piece in your portfolio. We seem to find completed and beautified work across the web, but what steps did it actually take to get there? Talk a ride with me, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui, as I learn from my guests that there’s no one way to being a creative, but endless possibilities fueled by passion, purpose, and of course process. It’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

Language:

English

Contact:

917-721-3433


Episodes

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 Umber Publishing, an independent publishing house based in Oakland, CA. He visually designs and illustrates the perspective of the contributor, from curation - to content and final magazine...

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 Blackbird Revolt, a social justice-based design studio...

Duration:01:13:24

Deon Mixon — Making Design Fun!

2/9/2021
Our guest, 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, Design Eye that was fully funded on Kickstarter. We focus on How board games are a great way to teach design to...

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 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 son was diagnosed as Autistic at age 2 she began to examine the absence of black disabled children in digital and literary media, this motivated the release of an advocacy photo...

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...

Duration:01:13:26

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

9/22/2020
"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 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 from the School of Visuals...

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

Dearest Creative — Being honest, truthful, and ...

8/13/2019
In this episode, I talk to the founders of Dearest Creative. Kori and Kerstin are Designers, Art Directors who started their creative studio after being in the corporate world for over 10 years. They focus on fashion, culture, and lifestyle, and their devotion to their clients is evident in the work they choose to produce. I met up with them in their studio in Brooklyn, NY to discuss how they transitioned from corporate life to entrepreneurial life, why they started their own company and...

Duration:01:07:41

wipXtra w/ Dr. Fahamu Pecou

4/2/2019
In this Xtra, we listen to my episode 08 guest Fahamu's journey to becoming a Ph.D. and why this has always been something on his mind. Xtras are mini-episodes that are unedited and uncut snippets of conversations I've had with my guests. They are additional audio that never made it into the episode or we're just a little bit too long and were cut down for clarity. After re-listening, I created this format as a great way to share more quality guest insight.

Duration:00:18:24

Dr. Fahamu Pecou - Visual Rope-a-Dope

3/13/2019
In this episode, I finally catch up with longtime friend, Dr. Fahamu Pecou. Fahamu is an artist, scholar, and agitator whose work has been featured in galleries, museums in the backdrops of television shows. His early focus on “making Fahamu Pecou officially the shit” and the extensive series on black masculinity has propelled him to explore what it truly means to be black in America. We talked about his short stint back in New York after art school, then the need to go back to Atlanta and...

Duration:01:04:20

Nick Misani — Celebrating the details

4/5/2018
"Being overconfident can do more hard than good— (especially) if you think that everything is going to be easy for you and you deserve everything right off the bat... people get into a lot of trouble and their growth gets stifled a little bit if they're not open to just toiling away in the dark for quite some time...” In this episode, I met up with Penguin Books, Mucca Design, and Fili Ltd. alum Nick Misani. Nick has been honing his typographic skills by designing decorative book covers and...

Duration:01:06:37

wipXtra w/ Michael Braley

3/6/2018
In this Xtra, I continue my conversation with my episode 06 guest: Michael Braley. We talk more openly about his graphic style and why he enjoys leading creative workshops. Enjoy this snippet... Xtras are mini-episodes that are unedited and uncut snippets of conversations I've had with my guests. They are additional audio that never made it into the episode or we're just a little bit too long and were cut down for clarity. After re-listening, I created this format as a great way to share...

Duration:00:13:44

Michael Braley — Clarity, Simplicity, Impact.

12/12/2017
"The hard part is for some people is allowing themselves TO be that simple, and over complicate it, not more is better, but to overthink it … sometimes you're just done, you have it. It might take five minutes or it might take 3 weeks—but just stop when you know you have it.” — Michael Braley: Creative Director, Designer, Simplifier. In this episode to talk to Michael Braley Creative director and simplifier graphic designer with over 25 years experience in branding and annual reports and...

Duration:00:50:40

Justin Teodoro — Superheroes to Supermodels.

10/9/2017
"I think I've learned to go, OKAY it's fine to put this one (project) hold, maybe draw something else, maybe go for a walk, go for a drink ... I've learned to take it easier on myself and not put so much pressure to make it happen." — Justin Teodoro: Artist and Illustrator. This episode guest is Justin Teodoro an Artist and Illustrator works primarily in chronicling and drawing for fashion. He was a fashion designer who took a chance on himself and left the world fashion and shifted to...

Duration:01:01:35

David Soto — The ruler is always straight.

8/28/2017
David Soto: graphic designer for fashion and a letterer. In this episode, I talk to a long time friend, who has created quite a following for himself on Instagram. David continues to connect with his 20k+ followers by establishing an open dialogue with like-minded type aficionados. "Instagram … that's basically my second portfolio. I have gotten more work using my Instagram page that with my regular portfolio. It's because I am able to share my process."artist… and, no one can take that...

Duration:00:49:02

Natalie Cooperman — Freedom's kind of scary.

8/12/2017
Natalie Cooperman aka Nattmade: textile designer, and an illustrator. I talk to Natalie, who after being in the fashion industry for over 15 years is taking her passion and rekindling her love for making art. "Just start drawing … you are going to make a lot of ugly ones before you get the one you want." Visiting Nattmade in her apartment, we discuss what has made her into the artist she is today. I learned that while working for various fashion companies, Natalie was inspired to create...

Duration:01:02:52