In 2011, my buddy, Adam Tompkins, and I decided to do something about the lack of structure and support for freelance creatives. Not just creatives that were between jobs, but the really good ones that wanted to stay independent so that they could have creative lives beyond how they earned a paycheck. Some of the best talent in the business fits into this category. So we conceived Working Not Working, the first real-time network that broadcasts the availability of the best freelance creatives to companies looking to hire them. Launched in January 2012, the community has grown to over 70,000 creatives and more than 2,000 of the best creative companies in the world using Working Not Working to manage their freelance and full-time talent – including Apple, Google, Droga5, Wieden+Kennedy, Airbnb, Kickstarter, IDEO, and The New York Times.
Working Not Working is a CURATED community
of the best CREATIVES in the UNIVERSE.
OUR MISSION IS TO ELIMINATE THE OBSTACLES
BETWEEN CREATIVE PEOPLE AND OPPORTUNITY.
THE FREELANCER HOLIDAY PARTY
For too long freelancers have been left out in the cold like poor, crippled Tiny Tim. Watching through the windows while full-time folks get gropey on the dance floor at office holiday parties. In 2012, we changed that with The First Annual Freelancer Holiday Party and it’s been going every year since. Check out the video of the 2017 edition below.