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Friday Forum

Black and white photo of Justin Gignac with a beard and hat
Friday, April 13
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Avenue

Justin Gignac

Co-Founder, Working Not Working

Topic: How Not to Get a Job in the Creative Industry in 2018

A lot of people tell you a lot of things about how to get a job, but is anyone telling you how not to get a job?


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, Facebook, 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 country. Perhaps he's best known for helping create the original and unexpectedly unleashing the world’s elf fetish, with over 1.5 billion elves created since it's inception in 2006. He also has gained notoriety for his various art projects, including NYC Garbage, Wants for Sale and Needs for Sale.