30 episodes

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.

    Sophia Chang on Hoarding Skills and Staying Busy

    Sophia Chang on Hoarding Skills and Staying Busy

    In less than a decade, Sophia Chang has managed to champion a name for herself in the art, design, and streetwear community worldwide. With her BFA from Parsons School of Design coupled with a natural acumen for business, she has collaborated with A-list names across multiple fields such as Samsung, Nike, Refinery29, Adidas, Apple, Footlocker, HBO, and the NBA.

    During this conversation with host Justin Gignac, Sophia describes herself as a skill hoarder. As Sophia explains, “Teach a man how to fish and they’ll eat for the rest of their lives.” It's an approach that has prepared her for evolving in an ever-shifting creative industry, and Sophia is already considering how to draw from that well in the current climate.

    In this episode, you will learn to assess and repurpose your skills in new ways for people who may need them. And you’ll learn ways to be proactive when work starts getting slow.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Archie Lee Coates IV Can't Believe He Did That

    Archie Lee Coates IV Can't Believe He Did That

    Archie Lee Coates IV is a founder and partner at PLAYLAB, INC., an extremely multi-disciplinary creative practice. With no particular focus, Archie and company simply explore things that interest them by initiating and working with others on ideas. Like + POOL, an initiative to build a water-filtering floating pool in New York’s East River.

    During this conversation, recorded live at On Air Fest, Archie discusses the roles that exploration and adventure play in aptly named PLAYLAB, INC's creative approach. "We don't have any goals as an office that are that specific. There's no financial goal. There's no size goal. There's a happiness and quality of life goal."

    In this episode, you will learn how to dream bigger, how to seek out that feeling of "I can't believe I'm doing this," and the importance of knowing when to check yourself when you're going through the motions.

    • 41 min
    Tristan Eaton on Inventing Your Own Universe and Secret Identities

    Tristan Eaton on Inventing Your Own Universe and Secret Identities

    This episode is from a live recording on stage in Cannes, France during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Host Justin Gignac has a beachside chat with street art legend Tristan Eaton.

    Tristan started pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscapes of the cities where he lived. He created his first toy with Fisher-Price at the age of 18 and was and was at the forefront of the designer toy craze in the early 2000s with his work at KidRobot, creating the Dunny and Munny art toys.

    He is regularly commissioned by a roster of clients that includes Nike, Versace, and even Barack Obama. These days, Eaton is one of the most prominent street artists working today. His large scale mural work features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unique personal style, all executed with freehand spray paint on a colossal scale.

    In this episode, you will learn the importance of self-reinvention to escape formulaic mediocrity, how to know if your subconscious is driving your work, and why inviting people into your own invented universe is perhaps the only way to get clients to give you free rein.

    • 51 min
    Shawna X Can Have It All

    Shawna X Can Have It All

    Shawna X is an independent artist and creative based in New York, known for her vibrant, visceral, and highly graphical image-making across mediums in digital, spatial, and motion spaces. Shawna's work addresses themes like cultural identity, the creative process and more recently, motherhood.

    In this episode, you will learn that doing CrossFit while pregnant is probably not the best way to train for childbirth. Also, how having doubt and self-sabotaging your work (and maybe your sanity alongside that doubt) can be a valuable part of the creative process. This is a conversation we were really excited to have and it does not disappoint.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    David Droga Needs No Introduction…but We Give Him a Lengthy One Anyway (Rerun)

    David Droga Needs No Introduction…but We Give Him a Lengthy One Anyway (Rerun)

    We're bringing back some of our favorite, most inspiring episodes in the lead up to the launch of Season 3. In our most popular interview to date, Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac sits down with David Droga, Creative Chairman and Founder of advertising agency Droga5. At the time, David was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and three years away from selling his company to Accenture for almost half a billion dollars. He reflects on years of influential work for clients like Google, Under Armour, Newcastle, UNICEF Tap Project, Prudential, and Jay-Z, and opens up about sibling rivalry, the importance of setting almost unattainable goals, and how he balances outrageous ego versus outrageous insecurity.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Shantell Martin + Ivan Cash on the Art of Human Connection and Being You (Rerun)

    Shantell Martin + Ivan Cash on the Art of Human Connection and Being You (Rerun)

    We're bringing back some of our favorite, most inspiring episodes in the lead up to the launch of Season 3. In this episode from our first season, Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac welcomes artists Shantell Martin and Ivan Cash. 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.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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Such a helpful channel for all creatives. Very grateful for this podcast.

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INSPIRED

One of my favorite podcasts ever! I'm on my way into my final semester as an undergrad and the episode with Tina Essmaker truly inspired me to stay true to myself. This podcast overall has inspired me to push my personal projects and add meaningfull work to my portfolio. Thank you so so much!

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I’m dropping my therapist.

I’ve made more breakthroughs since listening to Overshare that I no longer need my therapist.
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