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.
Justin 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.
Yancey Strickler, co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter, joins Justin 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
For our 5th episode, Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac sits down with David Droga, Creative Chairman and Founder of advertising agency Droga5. Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year ten times in its ten years in existence thanks to influential work for clients like Google, Under Armour, Newcastle, UNICEF Tap Project, Prudential, and Jay-Z. David opens up about sibling rivalry, the importance of setting almost unattainable goals, and how he balances outrageous ego versus outrageous insecurity.
This fourth episode was recorded live in San Francisco in September 2016 with professional oversharers Jennifer Daniel and Jessica Hische. Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac attempted to uncover more about the two notorious designers than you can find combing through their 34,000 tweets. They dive into the psychology behind their need to share on social media, how it has impacted their careers and how having children has changed everything.
WNW Members Cooper Smith and Marques Gartrell interviewed FreshBooks for the premiere of "Ask An Expert", where we ask smart people who know the things we don't about the things we should. This episode called "Get Rich or Die Cryin" dives into the sometimes anxiety-filled world of getting paid. Apparently, accountants don't really care if your invoice is impeccably designed. Who knew?
This recording was from our live event during Design Week Portland in April 2016. Renowned illustrators and designers Kate Bingaman-Burt, Adam R. Garcia and Rich Tu chatted with WNW co-founder Justin Gignac about Portland clichés, embracing and rebounding from career failures, and the downsides of ambition. Plus, an adorable story about Kate's grandmother's favorite dirty word.