"Help enough other people
get WHAT THEY WANT
AND YOU'LL ALWAYS GET
WHAT YOU WANT."
- JUSTIN'S DAD (VIA ZIG ZIGLAR)
Justin Gignac is the co-founder of Working Not Working, a curated, global community 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 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 has also 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 Ad Age Magazine and Class Dancer by the Norwich Free Academy Class of ’98. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his pet ping pong table.
*Portraits by Ahmed Klink
PRESS + NEWS
Working Not Working Co-founders Honored in AdAge: Creativity 50 2015
Working Not Working featured in Microsoft Office Campaign - Watch the commercial below
NYC Garbage in Fast Company: 4 Niche Entrepreneurs Who Won Big By Thinking Small
Justin featured in Squarespace's first campaign: Create Your Own Space - Watch the commercial below
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
A bunch more super dated press from Justin’s younger days is available for your entertainment on the NYC Garbage site.