Eli Neugeboren: illustrator and educator. In this episode, I sit down with my colleague Eli, who teaches and reside in Brooklyn, NY. He has amassed over 1000 different illustrations from his ongoing project Drawing the News and is not stopping anytime soon.
"The idea of paying your dues … that’s basically what fakin’ it ‘til you make it is. That’s you payin’ your dues. You say yes to everything and figure it out along the way … and, just work really hard if you want to be good.”
We discuss Eli’s trajectory from a painter to retoucher, to educator and illustrator — and his collaboration with WTF Just Happened Today. Also, we find out why it’s important to have a recognizable visual drawing style, how putting in the work is the key to success_(in his case anyway)_, and why working with your kids as your art directors is some of the most rewarding work you can do.
Great learning from your hard work, thanks Eli!
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A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator and creative catalyst. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that exploring and demystify the creative process. I interview creative individuals to highlight and gain more insight into the way they work and the projects and/or products they produce.
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