Overshare Podcast: Illustrator Laura Callaghan on Inclusivity & Being a Creative Late Bloomer
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Overshare is a podcast and event series hosted by Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac. In a world of carefully curated portfolio sites and Instagram feeds, Justin sits down with his favorite creatives to get past the highlights and discuss the tough stuff we don't talk about in public often enough.
The third episode of Season 2 is from a live Overshare event in London, where Justin Gignac interviewed the incredible Irish illustrator Laura Callaghan. Her work is adored for the strength and diversity of the women she features in her art, along with the crazy amounts of detail she puts into every scene and every pattern. The balance of strength and vulnerability in her characters extends to Laura herself and her creative approach.
Laura discusses the recent trend of feminism, and how it's been co-opted by capitalism. She also reveals the benefit of personal projects in helping to discover and develop her style. "Creatively, I think I'm kind of a late bloomer... It took me awhile to find my feet and find my style... It wasn't until I was working in office jobs where you don't really have the time in the evening or weekends to work on commissions. So you're just drawing what you want to draw. Around that time the style of work started to develop. But it's still developing. If things weren't continuously developing, it'd be boring and depressing."
For those of you who couldn't make the live event, we have good news: you can listen to the entire conversation below on our podcast. Subscribe to Overshare on iTunes, Soundcloud, or with any other podcasting app via our RSS feed.