Reviews
I love this podcast. It is educational to hear the many perspectives of people working in illustration. There are so many kinds of journeys and it makes me feel less overwhelmed about whether or not I’m doing illustration the ‘right way’. Also working alone in the studio most times, there aren’t...Read full review »
SamRodriguezArt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/22
I can never get enough of other illustrators insights into the industry, but I also especially appreciate the insights brought by the agents, editors etc… as that is a side you don’t often hear. I have gone through and listened to every episode and I can’t get enough! Thank you!
thegreatpatate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Giuseppe, a huge thank you for your wonderful inspiring interviews. Your questions are intelligent and thoughtful, and I love the insights you bring to the conversation along with your incredible guests. I find myself in total agreement with everything you say! I’ve been an illustrator in...Read full review »
Sensitivity is good. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/28/21
Thank you for providing the insight and encouragement I need to realize my career as an illustrator! I devour every episode.
IllustratorEric via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/21
Whether you are an experienced Illustrator or new to it, or even thinking about a career in illustration- This podcast peels back the curtain as to how the industry works, how hard it is and how rewarding it can be in many more ways than just money. Giuseppe Castellano knows this world front and...Read full review »
Treborfett via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/29/21
I have been an illustrator for many years and I learn something new in every podcast . Giuseppe Castellano has a wonderful voice and asks the questions I'd like to ask if I were talking to his guests.Read full review »
JaniceFD57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/21
I’ve been listening to the Illustration Department pod cast since July 2020. I have learned so much about illustration from listening to the illustrators talk about their career and their craft. The podcast gives me inspiration, energy and knowledge. I look forward to listening to a new episode...Read full review »
Shijimi clams via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 04/27/21
I love this podcast! It's enjoyable, relaxing and informative!Read full review »
@trishartplus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/21
Castellano is very knowledgeable about all sorts of topics having to do with illustration: the history, the artists, the publishing industry, etc. This makes for very interesting discussions with all of those that he interviews. It can be both provocative and inspirational.
k9753 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/21
Sometimes being an illustrator can feel lonely, but listening to the Illustration Department's podcast makes you feel you have coworkers to hang out with. I learn something new in every episode, and Giuseppe and his guests always inspires me. I haven't missed one podcast so far, and...Read full review »
Gela Kalaitzidis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/21
This is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to! As an aspiring illustrator, hearing the stories of successful professionals gives me the energy-boost to keep making work. These interviews also provide me with many research trails to go down with the countless legendary artists
Leila Youssefi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
I love seeing there is a new podcast available. I listen at work and it inspires me to go home and get to work on my own creative ventures. I especially love hearing illustrators stories about starting out.
katie omalley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
If you only listen to one illustration podcast, let it be this one! Every episode is so full of information and stories from behind the scenes than I almost don't want anyone else to know about this podcast.Read full review »
BananaramaAna via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 03/30/21
Giuseppe Castellano always has such interesting and informative guests on his podcast. It is my go to as I practice my craft of illustrating. Giuseppe himself is so knowledgable and down to earth. He has really inspired me to dig deeper into the world of illustrating.
2CRE8TIV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
The Illustration Department is always great! Guiseppe’s background as an art director from the publishing industry provides such an interesting perspective. The guests he interviews are so varied and compelling with useful tips, inspiration and insight. It’s a must listen if you are an...Read full review »
thedudeler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
Love this podcast! It so inspirational and the perfect thing to listen to while illustrating.
Kim.possible. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
A great array of guests - always talented artists or professionals in the field, all with plenty of experience to share. Guiseppe sets a chill, informal mood and asks insightful questions... And sometimes the topic meander away from illustration and into just plain Life, which is also enjoyable....Read full review »
WalrusHurt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is looking to learn more about professional illustration and the many paths people take to become illustrators and graphic artists. Inspiring!
Allie Sullberg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I really appreciate this podcast! It keeps me company while working on my own illustration projects and it really does feel like chatting with friends. It is always very inspiring to hear about how people who share the same interest towards illustration were able to build their path in the field
MarBri illustra via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 03/29/21
I look forward to Tuesday mornings drinking my coffee and listening to a great conversation.
BadYahoo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I love illustrating while listening to The Illustration Department podcasts. Very interesting interviews with agents, illustration legends..., I learn a lot with their experiences and find plenty of information. Thanks a lot from Spain
Lala McCormack via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 03/29/21
This podcast gives me lots of insight into how people in the industry work- from the illustrators themselves
marzkim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
This podcast has introduced me to so many amazing artists, publishers, and designers. It’s always such a great conversation, casual and cozy, with highlights of each guests career, and the guest’s professional advice. It’s packed full with valuable information and I always enjoy hearing the...Read full review »
Annie Ruygt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
This Podcast is a game changer! All Giuseppe's guests have such intereting and unique insights and experiences. I've learned fascinating history, heard pro tips about the craft, and gotten some pretty inspirational advice that pepped me up, and encouraged me to keep going. Giuseppe really...Read full review »
Jenny Eickbush via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
As an illustrator trying to break into publishing, this podcast is a valuable listen.
MamaRobot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
Giuseppe and The Illustration Podcasts is a wonderful resource for learning about the world of illustration, publishing, art direction, and the creative process. The interviews are personable and instructive and tackle nearly every angle of interest. If you are a serious student of illustration...Read full review »
Gary Potts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I started listening to this during my daily walks which I began during the pandemic and it's one of my favorite podcasts! Wonderful guests and a host who is able to get great stories and advice out of them. Keep up the great work!Read full review »
9wires via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I love this podcast- so much art history, real life tips and interesting interviews! I’m so glad I found it ❤️
julielopz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I'm a bit biased here because I've taken Giuseppe's classes at the Illustration Department and attend his weekly critique group, but I absolutely love his podcast and what he offers to illustrators like me. He's always so helpful in his feedback and structures his podcast in such...Read full review »
Michelle Schneider 123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I'm at the part of my career where I don't really have a career. And the goal of being an illustrator seems kind of impossible and far off. I like this podcast because it makes it seem less impossible, and I can see that there are real people out there who actually do become illustrators....Read full review »
KatTheCurst via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
Such an informative podcast. Giuseppe interviews key players in the creative arts world and is such a pleasure to listen to.
Avram Dumitrescu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
Totally worth listening to this podcast.
txtisfun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I always look forward to Tuesdays to learn more about an amazing illustrator’s work and story.
amalenz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I love that there are huge variety of guests that span over many decades of illustration and the publishing world. Giuseppe is very knowledgeable of the history of illustration and I always learn something new.
Annerbananer28 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
So thankful for this podcast and am so happy I started listening and found The Illustration Department. The discussions are authentically genuine and I always leave with a little nugget of information or inspiration by the end.
kelegr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
I enjoy listening to the Illustration Department podcast, I often learn something new about art, and take away meaningful lessons and tips that accompany me further in my work endeavors. I also deeply appreciate the way this podcast does not shy away from honest conversations about real life...Read full review »
Ellapointella via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
Love this podcast but can we edit out all the parts in almost every episode of talking about moving away from the city?
Marmalade Cream via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/21
I cannot wait for Tuesdays for this podcast to show up in my feed and every day after Tuesday is a little bit harder to get though. I have listened to every episode and many more than once. I often return to Guiseppe’s conversation with Yuko. I have also shared the episode about copyright with...Read full review »
Arti Charli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/21
I love so much about this podcast it's hard to choose something to highlight, but there are little bit of fascinating backstory Castellano adds that I fully enjoy, and I appreciate the thoughtful direction he gives these conversations with so many interesting people.Read full review »
ceebau via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
I love listening to this station while working on my illustrations. It feels like I’m working in a studio surrounded by the mentors with diverse backgrounds but who share the same interests as me. It’s such a motivation booster, especially in the time of pandemic. As a book designer and...Read full review »
HJ11211990 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/20
Every week I’m more and more surprised by the guests they have here. It feels like someone gathered a universal “illustrators I wish I’ve met” list and interviewed them. The notes are also great to look at, you’ll find alt least a new illustrator you like or one you love per week! Thanks for...Read full review »
mtapiam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/20
This is of my favorite podcasts to listen to! I come away from each episode with a new bit of knowledge or inspiration, and it’s just really enjoyable to listen to. The interviews are interesting and informative, and I appreciate the perspective and thoughts Giuseppe shares as well. Definitely...Read full review »
Erincelo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/20
It’s hard to find a really great podcast in the illustration world. I really enjoy listening to lots of different kinds of people telling their stories from within the same industry. I do like that the host poses some of the same questions to many guests, because not everyone will answer it the...Read full review »
HolleyHocket via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/20
I enjoy this podcast and I love being exposed to and learning from so many great artists. My main criticism is that half the time, the host doesn’t allow his guests to tell their own stories. It becomes pretty redundant when he summarizes a story or fact from their past and then asks them to...Read full review »
Lucybye24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/20
The greatest podcast ever!!!
kalandadze via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 09/10/20
Great range of interviewees. So great to capture the wisdom of these people! Hilary Knight is a highlight :)
HappyHipHop :) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/06/20
Este Podcast esta en Ingles... pero es muy bueno para todos los artistas e ilustradores que están buscando respuestas en cómo navegar en este mundo tan subjetivo como es el arte. Excelente y lo recomiendo 100 %
Vanessa Balleza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/20
The conversations are always interesting and I love that the guests aren't the same 50 people you see on every other creative podcast answering the same 12 questions that everyone always asks. The episodes always strike the perfect balance of getting to know the guest as a person and also as...Read full review »
StudioLooong via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
I pick up new things about art, the publishing industry, and/or the life of being an illustrator in every single episdode of this podcast. Highly recommend this to every illustrators out there.
lixin.illustration via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 07/28/20
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