For my final project I plan to interview a couple of illustrators from around Milwaukee. I want to interview them on the subject of how living in Milwaukee affects an illustrator’s work and how they think living in a different city might be different. I figured I could interview some of the Illustration professors at MIAD that are also professional illustrators. So far I have written out my interview questions and have contacted some of the people I wish to interview.
When you were in my shoes did you think that you would be in Milwaukee as an illustrator?
How does living in Milwaukee affect your illustration work?
Are you from Milwaukee or Wisconsin?
What kind of work have you done?
What kind of work do you enjoy doing the most?
Can you describe the journey of your career for me?
Where did you go to school?
Which Neighborhood in Milwaukee do you like the most and which do you live in?
What was your degree in?
It was interesting to hear the perspective of Todd Mrozinski in class the other day. Since he is both an artist and a writer it gives more perspective to the ongoing project of writing this article. I enjoyed seeing his art work along with hearing about what he's written. The most helpful advice he gave us was in respect of going about an interview. This is something that I was a little concerned about with this project since I have not conducted an interview before and I have definitely not conducted an interview with someone who I may admire or respect greatly. Todd’s advice and insight was greatly appreciated in that respect. It was also interesting to hear about his residency. Even Though this may not directly relate to the coming project it was interesting to hear about what he's done and how that affected both his career as an artist and as a writer. I thought it was also interesting how Todd explained that his writing and art went hand in hand and how his writing opened up new possibilities and opportunity in his art practice. How his writing opened him up to new galleries and in doing so opened him up to new patrons. How his writing also inspire new artwork and directions within his work. I hope that I can do something similar in respects to this project.