Hey, my name is George Garrastegui Jr. — I design, I teach and I flesh out creative ideas … and now I’m starting a podcast.
Works In Process is a podcast that’s a collection of discussions highlighting, exploring and possibly demystifying the creative process. Through hopeful candid conversations, I hope to highlight the guest that I talk to. It is the way they work and the projects and/or products they produce that keep me inspired. These creatives are the reason I started this—and hopefully, you will gain an appreciation for their work and maybe be entertained along the way.
The main impetus for this project was a way to discover, and really uncover the creative process that goes behind the work that creatives do. We are so quick to like, heart, share, and /or comments on creativity these days, that we sometimes don’t sit back and appreciate the real work—the process— that goes into any creative solution. I hope to maybe change that—slowly.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the interviews.
PS, as this is a learning process for me, so please bear with me as I learn from this and get the kinks out. 🙂
George Garrastegui Jr. is a designer, a creative catalyst, and passionate educator. A native New Yorker, he can’t help but be enthralled by its history, architecture, music, art, and culture. He sees himself as a jack-of-all-trades in the design industry working and crafting creative solutions for such clients as: Aéropostale, Cadillac, Ford, Popular Mechanics, Road & Track and Esquire. But above all, he is most passionate about the personal projects. They have increased his definition of what it means to be a designer. Whether sharing his take on the creative process, producing an online magazine, sparking new creative initiatives, or joining the national design association (AIGA’s) diversity and inclusion task force, he is committed to the belief that you are not a designer because it’s your job, but because it’s who you are.