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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.

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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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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Episodes

Illustration Roundtable with Ping Zhu, Daniel Fishel, Marly Gallardo, & Molly Magnell

3/28/2019
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Welcome to a special bonus episode of Overshare. Host Justin Gignac sits down with acclaimed illustrators Ping Zhu, Daniel Fishel, Marly Gallardo, and Molly Magnell to discuss all aspects of navigating a creative career through the lens of illustration. The group tackles a wide range of topics from how to break in and get the attention of clients, being patient with yourself as you develop and discover your personal style, how to determine what to charge and what is too low for each of them,...

Duration:01:52:01

Jeff Staple on Two Decades of Success by Any Means Necessary

11/19/2018
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In the final episode of Season 2, host Justin Gignac sits down with one of the founding fathers of streetwear, Jeff Staple. Jeff is the founder and creative director of Staple Design and Reed Space. His 2005 collaboration with Nike led to riots outside of Reed Space as people fought to get their hands on the limited Nike SB Dunk “Pigeon”. Many people credit that moment, and that shoe, as the shoe that catapulted sneaker culture to the masses. Additionally, Jeff hosts the podcast Business of...

Duration:01:12:27

Director Elena Parasco on Smashing Stereotypes Through the Female Gaze

11/5/2018
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This Overshare is an in-studio conversation with film director and creative director Elena Parasco. Host Justin Gignac chat's with Elena about her burgeoning directing career and the motivation behind it. Instead of complaining about the lack of content that represented women in sport in a way that relates to her, she decided to make her own. The result is a growing body of work that examines sport and play through the female gaze. Disrupting those traditional, cliché stereotypes of sports...

Duration:01:21:49

Tina Essmaker on Resiliency and Embracing the Great Contentment

10/22/2018
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Host Justin Gignac sits down in the studio with Tina Essmaker for a deeply personal conversation. Tina opens up about loss, divorce, resiliency, and new beginnings as she moves on from her role as Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The Great Discontent. She embarks on this next chapter of her career as a coach, speaker, and writer with courage and enthusiasm. In this episode, you will learn how to pick yourself back up in difficult times and create a life from the inside out based on what’s...

Duration:01:19:25

Dark Igloo is from the '90s and Here to Play

10/8/2018
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Dave Franzese and Mark Richard Miller are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their creative studio Dark Igloo. Host Justin Gignac invites the duo into the studio to reflect on the past decade of creating work that's drenched in humor and nostalgia. They discuss their mission to do 50% of projects for themselves and 50% for clients like Bonnaroo, Nike, Dig Inn, and most notably, GIPHY. In this episode, you will learn that every project, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, is an...

Duration:01:22:49

Jon Burgerman is Not a Doodler

9/24/2018
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This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Camp David in Brooklyn, NY. Host Justin Gignac sits down with the incomparable Jon Burgerman. He’s an artist and author whose ability to play is contagious and inspiring. If you haven’t seen Jon’s work check out the links below. His Instagram brings so much joy on a daily basis. Whether it’s bringing every imaginable inanimate object to life with googly eyes in his Instagram stories or the characters he creates, everything will make...

Duration:01:11:42

Joan founders Lisa Clunie + Jaime Robinson on Taking No Shit and Having Fun Doing It

9/10/2018
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This episode of Overshare is with Jaime Robinson and Lisa Clunie, founders of creative agency Joan—a company inspired by the trailblazing, take no shit Joans throughout history. It’s a fitting moniker for these two. Having spent their careers at companies like Fallon, BBH, Pereira & O'Dell, Wieden+Kennedy, and Refinery29 they set out to create a different kind of creative agency. Host Justin Gignac dives into the incredible partnership, deep friendship, and obvious overflowing love Lisa...

Duration:01:12:22

Adam J. Kurtz on Helping You Feel Your Feelings

8/27/2018
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Today’s episode is with Adam J. Kurtz. Also known on the internet as Adam JK. Host Justin Gignac sits down in the studio for a chat with the artist, author, designer, speaker, and personal growth encourager. He’s authored 3 books and journals that make life as a creative, and as a human, a bit easier to navigate. You can find links in the show notes to 1 Page at a Time, Pick Me Up, and his latest book, Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives. In this episode, you will...

Duration:01:07:39

Robyn Kanner is Gonna Be Ok

8/13/2018
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Justin Gignac chats in the studio with writer, designer, and co-founder of MyTransHealth, Robyn Kanner. She's written for places like The Atlantic, MEL, and them, and worked as a product designer at Amazon and Etsy. In this episode, you will learn that it’s ok to be messy. Not in the organization sense, but messy in the decisions and mistakes you make. None of us are unique or special in our struggles. Once you embrace who you are and feel comfortable with your voice it will transform your...

Duration:01:08:23

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

7/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:18

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

7/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:16

Illustrator Laura Callaghan on Inclusivity and Being a Creative Late Bloomer

7/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:18

Jacquelyn De Jesu on Reinventing the Shower Cap

6/18/2018
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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.

Duration:01:10:20

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

6/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:15:01

Season 2 Trailer

6/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:03:01

Episode 9 - Gemma O'Brien

3/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:06

Episode 8 - Kate Moross

9/18/2017
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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...

Duration:01:14:35

Episode 7 - Sara Shelton

5/30/2017
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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...

Duration:00:21:34

Episode 6 - Shantell Martin + Ivan Cash

4/13/2017
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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...

Duration:01:05:03

Episode 5 - David Droga

11/16/2016
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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...

Duration:01:15:33