Overshare: Honest Conversations with Creatives
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Welcome to Overshare, 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.

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    Chobani's Kwame Taylor-Hayford on the Untapped Potential of Living a Safe Life

    In this episode, host Justin Gignac sits down in the studio with Kwame Taylor-Hayford, who is the Managing Director of Brand Development at Chobani, as well as co-founder of social activism organization Saturday Morning and co-owner of August Market, a lifestyle store in Western NY state he and his wife started.

    Kwame has held many roles in advertising over the years. From his early days of being an account executive at TBWA Media Arts Lab working on the Mac vs. PC campaign to being an integrated producer at various ad agencies around the country, to his role at Chobani now.

    In this episode, you will learn the value of being curious, pushing yourself every day, and how appreciating different cultures and people can positively affect your creative perspective.

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    SNL Editor Adam Epstein on Optimistic Nihilism and the Power of Great Teams

    Editor Adam Epstein has had a hand in some of your favorite Saturday Night Live films. In the past 9 years, he has edited over 100 SNL digital shorts including Levi’s Woke, Star Wars Undercover Boss, The Day Beyonce Turned Black, and Farewell Mr. Bunting. Host Justin Gignac sat down with Adam in the studio to gain more insight into the chaos and insane team effort it takes to pull off the films they do in only 2 or 3 days. He also discusses his love of sports and great teams and the close parallels to the collaborative process of filmmaking.

    In this episode, you will learn about the importance of working with great collaborators you can trust and how sometimes inconsequential decisions, like joining a kickball team, can give you the biggest break of your career.

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    Illustrator Laura Callaghan on Inclusivity and Being a Creative Late Bloomer

    This is a recording from our live event in London at The Trampery with Irish illustrator Laura Callaghan. She opens up about her humble beginnings of doing illustration on nights and weekends while working in the accounts department at a biscuit factory and her first failed attempt at being a full-time freelancer. Laura taps into the recent fad of brands co-opting feminism for capitalism and how so much work about women by women is one-dimensionally pegged as "Badass boss bitches boss ladies".

    In this episode, you will learn how to persevere through the uncertainty of when to start your freelance career. That it’s ok to go back to a full-time job you might not love and hone your craft before going freelance again. You’ll also learn not to measure your talent and success on your number of followers.

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    Jacquelyn De Jesu on Reinventing the Shower Cap

    Host Justin Gignac sits down with Jacquelyn De Jesu, founder, and CEO of Shhhowercap. Jacquelyn shares her journey from being an art director in advertising to the moment she was compelled to make a modern shower cap. Her bootstrapped journey has lead to features in Forbes, Fast Company and Vogue and her shower caps are now carried in stores from Neiman Marcus and Sephora to the MoMA Design Store.

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    Yancey Strickler on Life After Kickstarter and Why Artists Should be Our Business Heroes

    Yancey Strickler, co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter, joins host Justin Gignac on stage for a candid chat about life after Kickstarter. He reveals his rule of believing in everything, the ego benefits of seeing an astrologist, the importance of putting more love into the world, and why he grew a mustache inspired by the Beatles to help him write his ambitious book about challenging the dominance of financial maximization as the driving force of society.

    Yancey shares many insights from his last decade at Kickstarter - taking it from a simple idea with two co-founders to a platform that has generated more than $3.5 billion in funding for more than 125,000 creative projects.

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    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 of Overshare is launching June 18th with two new episodes. This season, Justin Gignac (co-founder of Working Not Working) dives deeper into the struggles of the creative professionals with many more honest conversations and much more oversharing. Subscribe to get the new episodes with Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler and Shhhowercap founder Jacquelyn De Jesu when they launch June 18th.

    Please rate and review us to help others discover Overshare. Also, follow Overshare on our new social channels on Instagram and Twitter - @OvershareTalks.

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    Episode 9 - Gemma O'Brien

    Working Not Working co-founder, Justin Gignac, sits down with Australian artist and designer Gemma O'Brien. Her lettering, illustration, and typography has been seen around the world on walls and branding for clients like Apple, adidas, Adobe, and The New York Times. This is a live recording from Justin and Gemma's conversation in a basement bar in New York City. Gemma opens up quitting law school, getting internet famous in Germany when she was only a student, and knowing and defending your value to clients.

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    Episode 8 - Kate Moross

    London-based illustrator, art director, director, and designer Kate Moross is the latest in the Overshare hot seat. Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac interviewed Kate on a rainy, London night in front of a live audience. Opening up about how she doesn't view herself as a creative person, the struggles of owning and running a non-capitalistic design studio, how to hire the right people ("It's better to have a hole in your team than an asshole") and how she is watching absolutely everything on TV.

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    Episode 7 - Sara Shelton

    Working Not Working Member and Freelance Copywriter, Sara Shelton, has created something special that many of us could benefit from. A t-shirt. It's a black t-shirt with white text that says "WE GET DEPRESSED". It's a very simple idea inspired by a very tragic event in Sara's life. She's hoping to remove the stigma and shame from depression. And if enough people wear this shirt, maybe depression becomes just another thing a lot of us have.

    This special episode of Overshare is hosted by our friend, Claire Wasserman, from Ladies Get Paid.

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    Episode 6 - Shantell Martin + Ivan Cash

    Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac welcomes artists Shantell Martin and Ivan Cash in the latest episode of Overshare. If you're looking for a fresh perspective on your work and life this conversation will inspire you. Both Shantell and Ivan create work that focuses on human connection. Helping us put down our devices and our personas and live in the present. The resulting conversation is especially lively and insightful, as it shifts from creative foundations to the complex ideas of sharing and spontaneity and connection, to how artists can challenge an overreliance on technology both professionally and personally.

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