A bit about the show!
Works In Process (WIP) is the podcast the discusses the Hows + Whys of creative work, hosted by Designer and Educator, George Garrastegui, Jr. Creativity is oversaturated with the final results, whether it is a painting, a piece of writing, or that elegant piece in a portfolio. Emerging creatives can easily search and find finished work from across the web, but understanding what went behind the work sometimes remains a mystery.
Works in Process aims to explore the process behind the project(s) creatives are working on. I want to use this platform to have a conversation with creative people, you, to find out the how’s and why’s of what they do. It is so much easier to discuss the WHAT creatives are working on, and not as much the HOW— but it’s the How that makes your project unique. I want to touch on the creative work you’ve produced, but really dig into the HOW you actually did it! I want my listeners to be able to gain methods and tips to add to their own expanding skillset, or learns something entirely new.
WIP wants to explore, challenge, and rethink creative techniques to expand the creative profession’s significance. The podcast allows the profession to continue to learn from its guests that there’s no one way to being a creative, but endless possibilities fueled by passion, determination, and of course process.
Target Audience, Length, & Format
Our primary target audience ranges from students to emerging designers, as well as others in the creative industry. As this is a monthly release podcast, our target length for the interview is 50-60 minutes. We want to share your in-depth experience and bring value to our listeners by showcasing the ways one can arrive at successful work, through the process and hard work.
Topics & Questions
- Icebreakers Questions (Something to get us comfortable talking before the main interview)
- Origin Story?
- Where did you go to school?
- Your first creative job?
- When did you realize you were a creative?
- What made you transition in what we are talking about today?
- Your Project (What is the main project/idea that we are focusing this interview on today?)
- Why did you see the need for this project?
- What is your thought process? How did you prepare, what are the steps?
- Closing Questions
- What advice would you give to others?
- How do you approach working differently from when you became a creative up until now?
- What does the future hold you as a creative? What are your plans? What can we expect from you and where do you want to be in 5 years. And how will your process evolve?
Our conversation will evolve during the interview, so these questions are just a guide for you, they may change based on the flow and style of the conversation. I will also ask follow-up questions, so don’t worry about answering questions in exhaustive detail on the first attempt – it’s my job as hosts to make it an easy conversation for you.