17 episodes

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, some piece of writing, and that elegant piece in your portfolio. We see can 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, determination, and of course process.

Remember it’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

Works In Process George Garrastegui, Jr.

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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, some piece of writing, and that elegant piece in your portfolio. We see can 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, determination, and of course process.

Remember it’s not always about what you do, but how you do it!

    Jen White-Johnson — Advocating and Uplifting Joy.

    Jen White-Johnson — Advocating and Uplifting Joy.

    Advocating and Uplifting Joy.

    "If you feel like you're really empowered by a specific topic, or theme, or agenda… stick with it, and learn it, and educate yourself. Whether that's related to like a specific color that pops up in your designs all the time, or a word, or a character… just milk it. Continue to just embolden yourself with those particular tools, because those are the things that are going to get you noticed."

    —Jen White-Johnson
    Neurodiverse + Disabled AfroLatina, Designer and Photographer for Collective Liberation, HBCU Design Professor, she/her/ella

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Dan Castro — Pivot! Adjusting the narrative.

    Dan Castro — Pivot! Adjusting the narrative.

    Our guest, Dan Castro, is a photographer, motion designer and director from New York by way of St. Louis. We chatted about his career journeys and how each step of the way is able to pivot to something new. We also touched on how his collaboration with other creatives on passion projects helps his studio expand what they're able to produce.

    Hope you enjoy this episode.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Thomas Jockin — Make it easier for people to say yes.

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

    In this episode, I speak with Thomas Jochin, founder, partner, adjunct lecturer, and practicing type designer. We chatted about how he was inspired by the power of the community to start a typographic meetup called Type Thursday. We also discuss his partnership with a fellow educator to tackle the daunting task of reading proficiency, and It has something to do with type.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Peter Ahlberg — The Role of Drawing as a Process

    Peter Ahlberg — The Role of Drawing as a Process

    In this episode, I chat with designer and educator Peter Alhberg. I met up with him at his studio in SoHo New York we talked about how his book Please Make This Look Nice and its exhibition at the Drawing Center was part of the impetus for my own podcast Journey. This episode is chock-full of designed nuggets, and historical big names in design hope you enjoy.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Armin Vit — It's not about you.

    Armin Vit — It's not about you.

    My chat with Armin Vit of Under Consideration LLC. We discuss growing up in Mexico City, why the blog Brand New came into existence and how the spinoff called First Rounds started at the perfect time.

    • 1 hr
    wipXtra: Dearest Creative

    wipXtra: Dearest Creative

    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.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 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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