Jon Burgerman is Not a Doodler

This month at Camp David, Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac sat down for a candid conversation with Master doodler and author of It’s Great to Create, Jon Burgerman.

Recorded in front of a live audience in our Maker Space, the complete interview is available on Overshare– a podcast hosting honest conversations with interesting makers. Tune in at the link below to get Burgerman’s take on creative freedom, favorite curse words, and life in Greenpoint… and read on for a few questions of our own.

Jon lives by the motto “It’s Great to Create” and his work is a reminder of the joy of creating.

How many hours of sleep do you get each night?

Not enough. I’m not good at sleeping, which is odd as I’m very lazy by nature. In the summer I sleep a lot less than when I’m hibernating in the winter… oh how I long for winter..!

Do you dream every night?

I do have quite vivid dreams, but often they’re very mundane and frustrating, like dreaming you’ve missed your connecting flight at the airport and need to wait around 6 hours for the next flight. I don’t wake up feeling refreshed and relaxed from those. Why does my brain do that to me? Stupid brain.

What is something you always do before 10AM?

A doodle and a doody.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t follow trends.

Three Recommended readings

  • The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  • Play Anything by Ian Bogost
  • Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

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Listen to an artist and author whose ability to play is contagious and inspiring–


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