THE SON OF A CLASS CLOWN
AND A REAL CLOWN, JUSTIN WAS
DESTINED FOR WEIRDNESS.

 

Justin Gignac is the co-founder of Working Not Working, an invite-only, real-time network of the busiest, most talented and most sought after creatives in the business. Companies like Apple, Droga5, Wieden+Kennedy, The New York Times, IDEO and Google use Working Not Working to manage their very nomadic freelance workforce. Prior to starting Working Not Working, Justin was an award-winning art director at ad agencies around the country. Perhaps best known for helping create the original ElfYourself.com and unleashing the world’s elf fetish, with over 800 million elves created. He also has gained notoriety for his various art projects, including NYC Garbage, Wants for Sale and Needs for Sale.

A prolific procrastinator, Justin is motivated by idea envy and an obsession to get in the New York Magazine Approval Matrix. He lives in downtown Manhattan with his favorite person, Christine Gignac, and their pet ping pong table. 


FOLLOW ME:  Working Not Working  :  Twitter  :  Instagram  :  Linkedin  :  Facebook         CONTACT ME:  justingignac at mac.com


PRESS + NEWS

Justin on Scott Belsky's SXSW '15 panel: The Rise of the Creative Economy

NYC Garbage in Fast Company: 4 Niche Entrepreneurs Who Won Big By Thinking Small

Justin's SXSW '13 program with Jocelyn Lai: Using Your Online Network to Get a Job #IRL

Justin interviewed by Fast Company Create: How to be a Happy and Successful Creative Freelancer

NYC Garbage featured in PRINT Magazine: Throwaway Culture

Working Not Working on PSFK: Online Marketplace Looks to Disrupt the Freelance Game

Aziz Ansari tweets Justin's Halloween Costume to 1M+ followers: Crazy Swag

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

If you have an enthusiastic audience that would like to hear the stories behind Justin's work, email him.

SXSW March '15: The Rise of the Creative Economy

SVA February '15: Creative Entrepreneurship

SXSW March '13: Using Your Online Network to Get a Job #IRL 

HUMBER COLLEGE November '12: Everything I Know About Advertising I Learned by Selling Garbage (& Other Stuff) 

PSFK CONFERENCE April '12: UNICEF Good Shirts  

HALLMARK July '11: Doin' It, Doin' It & Doin' It Well 

PSFK CONFERENCE April '11: Doin' It, Doin' It & Doin' It Well

 

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