37 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.

Overshare: Honest Conversations with Creatives Working Not Working: Connecting Companies with the Universe's Best Creatives

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

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.

    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
    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
    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
    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
    Jonathan Jackson Will Not Be Constrained to a Singular Expertise

    Jonathan Jackson Will Not Be Constrained to a Singular Expertise

    Jonathan Jackson is the co-founder and partner at WeShouldDoItAll, which he started with his wife Sarah Nelson Jackson. The name is born out of a simple intention, that designers should not be confined to a singular expertise. In the words of Robert A. Heinlein, “specialization is for insects.”

    WSDIA has dabbled in everything, including branding, spatial, environmental, interactive, and print projects. They’ve collaborated with Nike, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Spotify, Samsung, and ESPN. "I think it's human nature that people want to put a title on you or put you in a box in a certain way. We are constantly trying to fight that. Constantly trying to hold a mirror to ourselves and see how the world sees us and try to combat that."

    In this episode, you will learn the power of not having a self-limiting mindset, and how important it is to have diverse voices in the room when creating design and culture.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Lauren Hom Will Teach You Everything She Knows

    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.

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

A. Alexandrina ,

Great for everyone not just creatives!

As a person who’s not in the creative industry, I take comfort in this podcast. It features many knowledgeable industry professionals that can easily relate to people working in different fields. Justin is an incredibly engaging host who draws folks in right away. Excited to finish season 3!

Zkleyn ,

Yes!

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

sabmtan ,

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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