In this episode, I interview artist Greg Climer. Yes, he’s my brother, but he’s also an amazing artist and a professor at the Parson School of Design in New York. He talks about his artistic practice, where he gets his ideas, and offers advice for how to get more creative.
What You’ll Learn
- Three tips from artist Greg Climer to help you be more creative
- How Greg comes up with new ideas and how you can do the same
About Greg Climer
Greg Climer is an artist whose work, though primarily textiles, bridges media and explores ephemeral experiences, film, sculpture and technology. His exploration of craft forms inverts methods and explores making through a queer lens.
He was a 2016 Artist-In-Residence at the Museum of Art and Design, where he created the animated quilts. His work has shown in the Mint Museum of Craft and Design (North Carolina), Kustera Projects (Brooklyn), Fred Frelinghuysen Presents (Brooklyn), and other galleries throughout the United States.
He is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and the Associate Director of First Year at Parson School for Design in New York City.
- Greg Climer’s website
- Greg Climer on Instagram
- Greg Climer in Fast Company magazine
- Parson’s School of Design
- The tool Greg and Amy both use for daily writing – 750words.com
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The Weekly Challenge
Take Greg’s advice this week and find 4-5 magazines you wouldn’t normally read and dive into all of them at once. What ideas come up? Share your thoughts and experience in the comments!
Feel like reading instead of listening? The transcript will be available in a few days. Enjoy!