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!
Omari A Souza — Fostering Community and shifting the canon.
Omari and I discuss not only the shift in design education but also how he started the State of Black Design conference. He created a forum for black designers to discuss and share personal perspectives and is helping to forester communities that are satisfying the various needs of diversity within the industry.
Robin Landa — Clarity to the Communication
Embrace other mediums:
"My best advice is that if you like to talk, you can write! It's pretty much the same thing—just record yourself and have your ideas flow out that way. You shouldn't feel stymied because you're using a different medium to communicate. I really think especially for faculty and designers who teach, it's really an extension of what you say, in the classroom.”
Rezonate - Universality is a Superpower (AIGA D+B Series)
A LIVE version of the Work in Process podcast, with Design Directors Katwo + Nico Puertollano of Rezonate.
Sophia Yeshi - Say no, more often! (AIGA D+B Series)
A LIVE version of the Work in Process podcast, with Illustrator and Designer, Sophia Yeshi.
Mike Nicholls — Nuances of the Black experience.
Understand you have value:
As much as is great for (young designers) to have internships at big companies... know that you could also do your own shit too. Have a vision for what you want to do for yourself, and not be so reliant upon working at (any) company. You have all of the options. Your value is not defined by where you work and, if it is—flex that. But know that THEIR value is up because they got you there. That's how you have to see it.
Terresa Moses — Create with Intention.
Creating a style:
I'm very inspired by what Emory Douglass did for the Black Panther Party—being able to use art to share messages, very rapidly. With that idea in mind... if I needed to get a message out rapidly, you know… What does that look like? If I had to get on the computer really quickly and do something digital, and I don't have time what does that look like? So that is often reflected in my work.
That's why clients want to hire us, because of that particular style.
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!
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!
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.