Justin LIKES TO TALK

JUSTIN GIGNAC IS AN INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATIVITY, VULNERABILITY, COMMUNITY, AND LAUGHS.

Whether it’s for keynote talks, moderating panels, fireside chats, emceeing, corporate consulting, interviewing creatives, or karaoke, Justin feels most comfortable with a mic in his hand. His knack for combining heartfelt storytelling with levity and wit has inspired audiences at festivals, conferences, schools, universities, and creative companies around the world.

Justin really likes people. Meeting them, talking to them, and learning from their experiences. So much so that he’s the host of Overshare, a podcast where he interviews creative people he admires about the struggles of being a creative professional.

If you have an enthusiastic audience that would like to hear the stories behind Justin's work and the evolution of Working Not Working, email him. Justin's current talks: How Not to Get a Job in the Creative Industry in 2018 and How to Start a Business When You Have No Business Starting a Business. He's also available to consult with your company's creative leadership on attracting and retaining top creative talent.

Additionally, if you're searching for incredible and diverse speakers or artists for your next event, Justin has hundreds of recommendations from the Working Not Working community.

 Making London Conference

Making London Conference

 PSFK Conference in NYC

PSFK Conference in NYC

 

UPCOMING

MEET THE PROS | OMAHA | February ‘19

THE GATHERING | CANADA | February '19 (More info)

US BY NIGHT | BELGIUM | November ‘19 (More info)

PAST

WHAT WORKS? | COPENHAGEN

HYPERAKT | NEW YORK CITY

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS | NEW YORK CITY

SXSW | AUSTIN

HUMBER COLLEGE | TORONTO

HALLMARK | KANSAS CITY

PSFK CONFERENCE | NEW YORK CITY

MAKING LONDON | LONDON

FIRSTBORN | NEW YORK

VCU BRANDCENTER | RICHMOND

4A's TALENT@2030 | NEW YORK

EMERGENCE CREATIVE FESTIVAL | AUSTRALIA

CAMP DAVID | NEW YORK CITY

MADE IN SPACE | COPENHAGEN

 

Blockchain and Crypto panel in Brooklyn

Emerging Tech panel in NYC

The Future of Creative Work panel in Copenhagen

 

OVERSHARE PODCAST

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. Started in 2016, Justin has interviewed dozens of designers, artists, and CEOs including David Droga, Jessica Hische, Shantell Martin, Yancey Strickler, Jon Contino, Adam J. Kurtz, Kate Moross, Gemma O’Brien, Jon Burgerman, Leta Sobierajski, and Wade Jeffree.

You can catch up on both seasons of Overshare on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, and all those other places where you listen to podcasts.

 Kate Bingaman-Burt, Rich Tu, + Adam R. Garcia in Portland

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Rich Tu, + Adam R. Garcia in Portland

Gemma O’Brien in NYC

 Overshare audience in San Francisco

Overshare audience in San Francisco

 

TALKING NOT TALKING

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After witnessing the vulnerable questions creative people were asking after each Overshare event, Justin realized the creative community needed a space to gather and talk openly about our struggles. He started a monthly support group in New York where creatives come to listen and be heard. There are plans to expand Talking Not Talking to Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you’re a creative and would like to know when the next event is, join Working Not Working.

Justin is also available to host Talking Not Talking as a workshop at conferences and festivals. Contact him.