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Giuseppe Castellano talks to folks in illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and other creative fields about the ups and downs of their careers.

The Illustration Department Podcast Giuseppe Castellano

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 235 Ratings

Giuseppe Castellano talks to folks in illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and other creative fields about the ups and downs of their careers.

    Roy Freeman

    Roy Freeman

    Roy Freeman—scientist, artist, author, publisher, and son of Don Freeman—talks to Giuseppe Castellano about Don’s life before Corduroy; how Roy found peace with the difficult relationship he had with his father; what advice Don would share with illustrators were he alive today; and more.

    • 55 min
    Guy Billout

    Guy Billout

    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/ID, where you will get a free trial of Premium Membership. That’s one month free... at Skillshare.com/ID.

    Editorial illustrator, and picture book author, Guy Billout talks to Giuseppe Castellano about how his experiences during WWII and 9/11 are connected; why self-confidence is an essential part of being an editorial illustrator; what he regrets about being inducted into the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame; and more.

    • 55 min
    Karen Katz

    Karen Katz

    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/ID, where you will get a free trial of Premium Membership. That’s one month free... at Skillshare.com/ID.

    Karen Katz talks to Giuseppe Castellano about the life choice that sparked her prolific career as a children’s book creator; why working in one style might not be a good idea for illustrators; what three words have helped her navigate life, parenting, and art; and more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Traci Todd

    Traci Todd

    Author and long-time children’s book editor, Traci Todd, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about the editorial process—from her experiences as the head of multiple editorial departments; how “original” trade publishing relies on Pokemon, SpongeBob, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; what a 1975 article by Augusta Baker can teach us about the future of diversity in children’s publishing; and more.

    • 58 min
    Richard Solomon

    Richard Solomon

    Artist Representative, Richard Solomon, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about his forty-year career as an illustration agent; why he has never asked an illustrator to sign a contract with him—and never will; what the word “quality” means; what he wants etched on his gravestone (and why it matters to illustrators); and more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    John Hendrix

    John Hendrix

    Illustrator, Author, and Professor, John Hendrix, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about the lessons he learned from the early days of his illustration career; how his religious faith intersects with his art (and why he thinks “God is dunking” on him); what baseball can teach us about working as an illustrator; and more.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

IllustratorEric ,

Fills a gap that I need filled

Thank you for providing the insight and encouragement I need to realize my career as an illustrator! I devour every episode.

JaniceFD57 ,

Informative and inspiring

I have been an illustrator for many years and I learn something new in every podcast .
Giuseppe Castellano has a wonderful voice and asks the questions I'd like to ask if I were talking to his guests.

@trishartplus ,

Excellent Podcast!

I love this podcast! It's enjoyable, relaxing and informative!

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