003. A Prologue with George Garrastegui: The State of Design Education

George Garrastegui earned his BFA from State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and this MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). George is a designer educator and a creative Catalyst. He's a native New Yorker who looks to the city's rich history and culture for inspiration in his work. He has an extensive background in publishing, marketing, and strategy which allowed him to craft creative solutions for clients such as Popular Mechanics, Esquire, Cadillac, and Ford. When not teaching strategic thinking and process at the City University of New York, New York City College of Technology, George works to create industry connections and access for emerging designers via his role on the AIGA National diversity and inclusion task force. George focuses on projects that initiate and discuss the creative process and has turned that passion into the podcast Works & Process. George lives by the belief that you are not a designer because it's your job, you are a designer because it's who you are. The passion is evident in this episode as we have a lengthy conversation beyond the typical desired length for the design podcast. Every minute is dedicated to the discussion on creating success in design education and I know you'll find the conversation valuable.

Recorded 5.17.2019, Aired 6.7.2019

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  • Opening and closing track: “Street Background Vlog Hip-Hop.mp3”

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