40 episodes

The Works in Process podcast w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. is a series that uncovers creative methodologies from people doing inspiring work. Whether talking to a designer, an educator, or an entrepreneur, we learn HOW they do what they do. Through experiences and determination, WIP guests explore the techniques and inspiration that have helped them navigate their creative careers.

Join me as I continue to elevate the creative process by shifting the focus to how we work over what we produce.


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Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr‪.‬ George Garrastegui, Jr,

    • Arts
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The Works in Process podcast w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. is a series that uncovers creative methodologies from people doing inspiring work. Whether talking to a designer, an educator, or an entrepreneur, we learn HOW they do what they do. Through experiences and determination, WIP guests explore the techniques and inspiration that have helped them navigate their creative careers.

Join me as I continue to elevate the creative process by shifting the focus to how we work over what we produce.


This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    The Journey of Racism Untaught (A Podcast Crossover)

    The Journey of Racism Untaught (A Podcast Crossover)

    Welcome to Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. / Ep 31
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    That’s my guests, Lisa Mercer and Terresa Moses, co-author of the Racism Untaught Book! Lisa Mercer is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, focusing on anti-racism work, and Terresa Moses is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota and is dedicated to black and brown people's liberation.
    Lisa Mercer and Terresa Moses discuss their book "Racism Untaught" and the evolution of their framework for dismantling racism. They emphasize the importance of acknowledging space, time, and culture in their work, and the need for collective liberation. The book provides a toolkit for disrupting normative design practices and addresses the challenges of discussing racism and oppression in various contexts. The authors encourage readers to use the book as a starting point and to add their own perspectives and experiences to the conversation. The goal is to create inclusive outcomes and measure the impact of their work.
    We are so glad to collaborate with RU and produce this podcast.
    Enjoy!
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    Key Takeaways
    Racism Untaught provides a framework and toolkit for addressing racism in various contexts.Acknowledging space, time, and culture is crucial in dismantling racism.Discomfort and self-reflection are necessary for growth and change.Collective liberation involves amplifying underrepresented voices and breaking down oppressive structures.
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    Personal Website / Instagram
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    Credits
    Editor: RJ BasilioResearch and Transcription Reviewer: Or SyzflingierIntro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us - The Passion HiFi
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    Like what you just heard? Support the process and rate us on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
    About the Works in Process Podcast:
    A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator, and curator. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that explore the creative process. I interview individuals to gain more insight into the ways they work and the projects they produce.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Befriending Imposter Syndrome w/ Max Masure

    Befriending Imposter Syndrome w/ Max Masure

    Welcome to Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. / Ep 30
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    That’s my guest, Max Masure. Max is a senior inclusive UX strategist and author who promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations. They share their journey of overcoming imposter syndrome and finding their purpose in life. Max discusses their work with the All of Us Research Program, which aims to gather health data from underrepresented communities. Max also talks about their book, “You Don’t Suck,” and the importance of self-reflection and recognizing one’s accomplishments. In addition, Max highlights the need for organizations to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in order to meet the changing demographics and demands of the market. They also discuss the future of the DEI landscape and the importance of community-centered design.
    Max’s upcoming talk at the What If Summit will focus on their process of redesigning the homepage of the All of Us Research Program to create a more inclusive and community-centered design.
    We hope you enjoy it!
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    Takeaways:
    Max Masure helps organizations embrace a justice-focused mission rooted in social change and anti-racism.Max believes in the importance of reparations and the elevation of underrepresented communities.Max hosts workshops on supporting trans and gender non-conforming individuals, overcoming imposter syndrome, and inclusive design.The future of the DEI landscape should be community-centered, with a focus on creating new companies that are based on core equity, diversity, and accessibility.
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    Mentions
    You Don't Suck, book.All of Us Research ProgramGeorge Aye of Greater Good Studio
    Follow Max Masure via:
    Max's Website / @madmaxmasure on Instagram
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    Credits
    Editor: RJ BasilioResearch and Transcription Reviewer: Or SyzflingierIntro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us - The Passion HiFi
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    Like what you just heard? Support the process and rate us on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
    About the Works in Process Podcast:
    A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator, and curator. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that explore the creative process. I interview individuals to gain more insight into the ways they work and the projects they produce.
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    Subscribe to Works in Process via:
    Apple Podcast: http://wip.show/apple_podcast
    Spotify: https://www.wip.show/spotify
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    Stitcher: a...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    AI: Policy, Bias, and Imperfections w/ Mutale Nkonde

    AI: Policy, Bias, and Imperfections w/ Mutale Nkonde

    Welcome to Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. / Ep 29
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    Rewriting the system: "All artificial intelligence (AI) is doing is highlighting the imperfections of our past. The only way to make these systems better is that we have to have a multi-pronged strategy to improve these ills of society so that we can have the machines that we want rather than the machines that we deserve.”
    —Mutale Nkonde , / AI Policy Analyst, CEO/Founder AI for the People
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    That’s my guest Mutale Nkonde. Mutale is the founder of AI for the People, and we discuss the importance of addressing bias in AI algorithms and the need for diverse representation in AI development. She highlights the impact of biased algorithms on marginalized communities and emphasizes the role of policy advisors in shaping AI regulations. Mutale shares her experiences and calls for AI to be a tool that benefits everyone, rather than replacing human creativity. We also discuss the need for content creators to have control and ownership over AI technology.
    Enjoy!
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    Takeaways:
    Algorithms and AI systems can perpetuate bias and discrimination if not properly regulated.The lack of diversity in the tech industry contributes to biased algorithms and products.It is important to understand the power of storytelling and the impact of representation in the media.Policies and regulations are necessary to ensure accountability and prevent the exploitation of marginalized communities.
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    Follow Mutale Nkonde via:
    Mutale's Website / LinkedIn
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    Credits
    Editor: RJ BasilioResearch and Transcription Reviewer: Or SyzflingierIntro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us - The Passion HiFi
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    Like what you just heard? Support the process and rate us on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
    About the Works in Process Podcast:
    A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator, and curator. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that explore the creative process. I interview individuals to gain more insight into the ways they work and the projects they produce.
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    Subscribe to Works in Process via:
    Apple Podcast: http://wip.show/apple_podcast
    Spotify: https://www.wip.show/spotify
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    YouTube: https://www.wip.show/youtube
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Accessibility from the Start w/ Jessica Oddi

    Accessibility from the Start w/ Jessica Oddi

    Welcome to Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. / Ep 28
    I wanna get into how we can make our environments as accessible as our design process. We need more classes in schools so that younger and even newer designers can actually learn the basics from the start and it implemented into their design work.I want agency, design, and corporate design spaces to adapt a more accessible and good life balance, even just for their designers. And I feel like that's where we need to go to get better designs out there from the foundations.— Jessica Oddi
    disabled designer [my top defining title],
    freelance graphic/web designer [more specific to what I do],
    accessibility design [passion and consulting aspects of what I do]
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    That’s my guest Jessica Oddi. Jessica is a designer with a passion for disabled spaces. She's been freelancing for over 10 years and has had the privilege of working with incredible groups across the globe. Jessica is in the dream phase of Access Design Collective, which hopes to learn from disabled creatives one interview at a time.
    In this episode, Jessica discusses her espresso-fueled craft, her passion for disabled spaces, and her goal to empower communities.
    Key Takeaways from our conversation:
    Identity-first LanguageHow Yahoo reached out to Jessica for Global Accessibility DayThe difference between Alt Text and Image Descriptions on the Web and social media.Ways to include accessibility from the start of projects.
    I hope you learn as much as I did during this conversation. Enjoy!
    Enjoy!
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    Mentions
    People Mentioned:
    Aubrie Lee - https://aubrielee.com/‎Maurice Cherry - https://www.mauricecherry.com/Jennifer White Johnson - https://jenwhitejohnson.com/Liz Jackson - https://linktr.ee/eejacksonKae Tran - https://www.kaetran.com/‎Higher Priestess - https://www.instagram.com/higher_priestess/‎Djamal - https://www.instagram.com/design.by.dj/
    Companies / Sites Mentioned:
    Access Design Collective - http://accessdesign.co/
    Access Design Collective [archive project I'm building in 2023 to accumulate disabled perspectives in design].
    The Disabled Life - https://www.thedisabledlife.ca/
    The Disabled Life [a funny space where my sister Lianna [lee-anna] and I document the perks and jerks of living the disabled life].
    WCAG= Web Content Accessibility Guidelines -  https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/wcag3-intro/The A11Y project - https://www.a11yproject.com/Disability & Philanthropy Forum - a href="https://disabilityphilanthropy.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Creating Effective Experiences w/ Fonz Morris

    Creating Effective Experiences w/ Fonz Morris

    Welcome to Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. / Ep 27
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    Train for the skill the industry needs:
     I think it's an education problem. There's a ton of diversity on the planet. I think there's a skills gap that these companies are looking for. This caliber of talent. The same thing (happens) with the NBA, the NFL, with any professional league or organization.If you're not grooming or training certain communities to be able to develop those skills, then you're not gonna see them at the end result— I think that's what it is. So I would say yes, there's a diversity problem in tech, but I think it's a bigger problem with lack of education and lack of skills training."That’s my guest, Fonz Morris :
    In this episode, host George Garrastegui Jr. chats with Fonz Morris, a self-taught creative, discuss being a Growth Design at Netflix and how they get customers to value the service and stop password sharing. Also, Fonz shares the value of UX research that focuses on how design is more than a visual medium and the industry needs to expand its definition.
    I want to thank Fonz for taking the time out of his busy day in Cali to chat. It’s so interesting to hear how Netflix is a consumer-first business and the power that research plays in ensuring it can solve users' problems in ways that make people see value in their service.
    Enjoy!
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    Follow Fonz Morris via:
    Fonz's Website / @youngfonz on Twitter / @youngfonz on Instagram
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    Credits
    Editor: RJ BasilioResearch and Transcription Reviewer: Or SyzflingierIntro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us - The Passion HiFi
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    Like what you just heard? Support the process and rate us on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
    About the Works in Process Podcast:
    A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator, and curator. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that explore the creative process. I interview individuals to gain more insight into the ways they work and the projects they produce.
    ---
    Subscribe to Works in Process via:
    Apple Podcast: http://wip.show/apple_podcast
    Spotify: https://www.wip.show/spotify
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rich Tu Xtra - Lets Talk Failure!

    Rich Tu Xtra - Lets Talk Failure!

    Welcome to Works In Process w/ George Garrastegui, Jr. / Ep (No episode number)
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    In this xtra, my episode 26 guest Rich TU flips the script and interviews me. We talk about the concepts of failure and how it needs to be reframed by embracing the problem-solving nature of design.
    Works in Process Xtras are unedited snippets segues inside conversations that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor. So I published them as mini-episodes. It's just another way to ensure you hear all the insights my guests have to offer.
    Enjoy!
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    Follow Rich Tu via: Personal Website / Instagram
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    Credits
    Editor: RJ BasilioResearch and Transcription Reviewer: Or SyzflingierIntro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us - The Passion HiFi
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    Like what you just heard? Support the process and rate us on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
    About the Works in Process Podcast:
    A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator, and curator. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that explore the creative process. I interview individuals to gain more insight into the ways they work and the projects they produce.
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    Subscribe to Works in Process via:
    Apple Podcast: http://wip.show/apple_podcast
    Spotify: https://www.wip.show/spotify
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Heather Blocker ,

Amazing Podcast!

I discovered this podcast last year and have loved every episode. It was the only podcast I could find that discussed the most important thing about creativity…the process.
Loving the outcome of a discipline is one thing but falling in love with the process of getting there is truly beautiful.
George Garrastegui (just the sound of the host’s name-you know it’s going to be cool), does a fantastic job of connecting with his guests and helping them tell their unique story.
As someone who has always wanted to earn the title of “artist”, I find this podcast so encouraging. I am always smiling at the end of every episode, partly because I love the intro/outro music, but mostly because these stories remind me of how important creativity is in our lives. Please keep making podcasts!

korianndyer ,

Co-Founder, Dearest Creative

Incredible series dedicated to showcasing artists of all kinds from all over. As a designer, I love hearing about different creative experiences and initiatives while gaining knowledge on how to keep growing myself. I can't pick just one favorite episode because I love them all!

marcmariusmueller ,

Insightful, relatable, well-rounded

This podcast is an excellent take on getting a closer look at creatives' processes and journeys. The host does a great job interviewing his guests and gently steering the conversation, without being overly dominant or interrupting his guests. The pacing of the episodes makes listening to it very easy and enjoyable — the initial icebreaker at the beginning of each episode helps the host and his guests just as much as the listener to ease into each new guests personal journey. Beyond that, the production quality is remakrably high for a new podcast.

Personal favorites include the #tinyartdirector and learning about the initial meeting between ep 4 guest David Soto and the host. It is the connection between the host and his guests that make these annecdotes so believable and enjoyable to listen to.

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