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.
Recruiter Roundtable with Wieden+Kennedy and Squarespace
In this bonus episode of Overshare Season 3, Working Not Working co-founder and CEO Justin Gignac hosts a roundtable conversation with two senior recruiters from highly-celebrated companies. Lauren Ranke is the Director of Creative Talent at Wieden+Kennedy and Chloe Harlig is the Senior Creative Recruiter at Squarespace. Lauren and Chloe discuss how their hiring approaches have changed during quarantine, why self-initiated work is more important than ever, how they continue to keep their eyes trained on the future, and whether remote work will become the standard. You will leave this conversation feeling better educated on the thoughts and considerations of those who bring creatives work.
Romance in the Time of Quarantine: A Masterclass from Photographer, Drone Flirter, & Bubble Boy Jeremy Cohen
In the season 3 finale of Overshare, host Justin Gignac sits down with Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen, who has received A LOT of attention recently. Like most of us, Jeremy has had a lot of time on his hands these past couple of months. He’s used this time to think, to look out his window, to cook naked, and to cook up a quarantine record for the most romantic gesture. This whirlwind saga involves drone flirtation, a human-sized bubble, millions of views, a great distraction for all of us, and a reminder of our shared humanity.
Directors Coodie & Chike on Kanye West, Serendipity, and Being Too Nice
Directing Duo Coodie & Chike got their big break directing Kanye West’s music video “Through the Wire,” followed by music videos for “Two Words” and “Jesus Walks." They have since worked with big acts like Pitbull, Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, and Mos Def, founded their own production company called Creative Control, and directed docs for ESPN "30 for 30" and BET. Their latest release is "A Kid from Coney Island" about Stephon Marbury. In this conversation with host Justin Gignac, you will learn that not having the time or money or resources to make great work are just excuses, and that wherever your happiness is coming from right now, that’s what really matters. This episode is packed with insights and endless positivity.
Robot-Proof Your Career with Mad Scientist Dr. Vivienne Ming
Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and self-described mad scientist. Socos, her fifth company, is an independent institute exploring the future of human potential. In her free time, Dr. Ming invents AI systems that help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers weeks in advance, and reunited orphan refugees with extended family members. Though she creates AI systems and Robotics, Dr. Ming sees creatives and the creative economy as an integral part of the future of work. In this conversation with host Justin Gignac, Dr. Ming offers scientifically proven secrets to a more successful life, advice on how you can future-proof your career with resiliency and a growth mindset, and a whole lot of knowledge that you can drop in your next Zoom call with friends, family, or coworkers.
Charlie Engle Ran Across the Sahara and He Isn't Stopping
Charlie Engle is an addict who runs and a runner who writes. He’s not just any kind of runner; he's the first to run across the entire Sahara, and now, he’s attempting to become the first athlete to trek from the lowest point to the highest point on every continent. It’s a fitting pursuit for an individual who has experienced extreme lows, like a 21-month stint in prison and being kidnapped at gunpoint in Kenya, and the extreme highs of bouncing back and forging ahead. Luckily for all of us, Charlie addresses everything with complete candor in this conversation with host Justin Gignac.
Lauren Hom Will Teach You Everything She Knows
Lauren Hom is a Detroit-based designer and letterer, known for her bright color palettes, playful letterforms, and quirky copywriting, Lauren has worked with clients like Starbucks, Google, AT&T, YouTube and TIME Magazine.
Lauren saw herself solely as an illustrator and letterer, but added “teacher” to her list of titles after connecting with a career coach in Vietnam. And who wouldn’t want to have her as a teacher? Lauren wants to put things out there that she wishes she had known when she was getting started. She's a hustler, she’s transparent, she’s humble, and her illustration and lettering business is on track to make half a million dollars this year. Host Justin Gignac was gobsmacked when she admitted this on her IG Stories. For those of you not in illustration and lettering…that’s a lot.
In this episode, you will learn the importance of destigmatizing money in the creative industry, and how necessary it is to be around people who help you dream bigger and encourage you to think about yourself in a different way.