The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 42 with Artist, Designer, Illustrator, Animator & Writer Laurie Rosenwald

The Busy Creator 42 w/guest Laurie Rosenwald

Laurie Rosenwald (@rosenworld) is an artist, designer, illustrator, writer, and all-around creative spirit. Throughout her careers, she’s managed to fly under the radar of New York’s design and publishing industries and still be recognised for her distinct style and wit.

Our conversation focuses on her origins in the creative fields, her working style, and her new workshops. See some of Laurie’s work on her studio page,

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the iron chef of encaustic

Laurie Rosenwald working with encaustic

Laurie Rosenwald for Target, in Times Square, NYC

Laurie Rosenwald for Target, in Times Square, NYC

Laurie Rosenwald for American Illustration

Laurie Rosenwald for American Illustration

Show Notes & Links



  • Use email to flirt
  • Go on instinct (if your instincts are good)
  • Write down ideas and save them for later
  • Make something first, and find a place for it later
  • Don’t start with a blank page: Make a blob or something
  • Make your own pigments, paint, and gesso
  • Draw with a squeeze bottle
  • Photograph collages at various stages to add a digital component
  • Use Photoshop & Illustrator in the most “baby” way
  • Rent out your apartment when you’re traveling!


  • Floss and use toothpicks (or those bristles things)
  • Wake up early and enjoy being home
  • Ride a bike whenever possible
  • Retreat to a secret place, perhaps a library, for writing
  • Write or paint to fill time between client projects
  • Never sketch

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About Prescott Perez-Fox

Prescott Perez-Fox is a New York-based graphic designer and brand developer with 15+ years experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. He runs The Busy Creator.
  • laurie rosenwald

    WOWSERS! thanks for all the links, prescott! i am thrilled, delighted, and slightly ashamed of the thing i said at the end, but what can you do? greetings from secret library: