About This Episode:
In this episode, Justin Gignac from Working Not Working stops by to share his incredible story. From working at some of the most reputable agencies in the world, to selling cubes of trash on the streets of New York City and eventually creating a community that connects the worlds best creatives to brands and agencies around the world. We get into why agency employees are overworked, the changing landscape of agency talent & recruiting and the power of connecting creatives together to discuss the dark side of the creative industry.
Justin Gignac is the co-founder of Working Not Working, a curated, global platform connecting the world’s best creative talent with the most innovative companies. Apple, Google, Droga5, Wieden+Kennedy, Airbnb, Nike, and thousands of other companies are now using Working Not Working to staff their creative teams with freelance and full-time talent.
Prior to Working Not Working, Justin was an award-winning Art Director and Creative Director at ad agencies around the United States. Perhaps he’s best known for helping create the original ElfYourself.com and unexpectedly unleashing the world’s elf fetish, with over 1.5 billion elves created since its inception in 2006. He also has gained notoriety for his various art projects, including NYC Garbage, Wants for Sale and Needs for Sale.
Justin was named one of the 50 Most Creative People of 2015 by AdAge Magazine and Class Dancer by the Norwich Free Academy Class of ’98. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his pet ping pong table.
CEO & Co-Founder
Based in Moncton, NB Canada Marcel is the CEO & Co-Founder of Parakeeto. He's on a mission to build the worlds best workplace at Parakeeto. He believes work should give us more energy and inspiration to serve our families and communities, not drain us of our will to live. He started Parakeeto so he could help agencies create and predictable and stable environment, so they can produce their best work and live a more balanced life.