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  • ANDREW JASPERSON'S NEWSHORT ROASTS SILICON VALLEY'SSELF-IMPORTANCEInterview by Mike O'DonnellIt's cool to want to change the world for the better. It's amazing to actually do it. But it's super annoying to act like you're doing it and talk about you doing it while you do it. Silicon Valley and Madison Ave are some of the bigge...

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  • THIS LETTERING ARTIST WILL EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY THROUGH DESIGNCreatives and artists often talk about how certain projects serve as valuable learning experiences. But WNW Member Mark McCormick's ongoing project, Word is Drawn, is literally that. And not the misuse of "literally" that people are often tossing around. Five year...

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  • WNW, GENERAL ASSEMBLY, & UNRULY CO-HOST "DESIGNFOR GOOD" EVENTIt's been a big year for WNW in the UK, as our membership and community have grown exponentially across all the industries and titles we serve. We’re also in the midst of a big push to establish an even more permanent presence in the UK, with an assortment of collab...

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  • PINTEREST & WNW HOST A "WOMEN IN CREATIVE" HAPPY HOURWorking Not Working joined The Studio at Pinterest at their San Francisco headquarters on November 8 for a "Women In Creative" happy hour series. We heard from some incredibly talented designers and creatives on their careers, the changes they have seen, and some of the chal...

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  • PROFILES OF THE WEEK: FALL 2017 CREATIVE CIRCUS GRADSWe'd like to extend a warm WNW welcome to the following Creative Circus graduates of Fall 2017! A couple of them already got snapped up quickly, but we want to get this fine group on your radar as they are some of the superstars of the future. We recommend following them fro...

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  • MEET THE ARTIST BEHIND ITALY'S FIRST UNDERGROUND ART GALLERYIn our interview below, WNW Member Emiliano Ponzi perfectly sums up the brief and his creative approach for his latest project creating Italy's first underground art gallery at a subway stop in Milan. "They needed strong scenes. We decided on a series of shots able to...

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  • MEET 9 WOMEN USING THEIR CREATIVITY TO RIGHT THE RATIOWorking Not Working has partnered with Pinterest on its initiative to Right the Ratio. To promote the cause, we're bringing our Bay Area members together for a happy hour and panel discussion hosted at Pinterest's headquarters in San Francisco on November 8th. Featured pane...

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  • HOW TO GET A JOB AT SPOTIFYThe interview below was conducted by WNW Member Tobias van Schneider, the founder of Semplice and a former Art Director and Lead Product Designer at Spotify. Tobias's interview with two of his friends still working at Spotify originally appeared on his blog "DESK".Spotify! I've been looking forward t...

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  • PROFILES OF THE WEEK: THESPOOKY-GOOD EDITIONHappy Halloween from Free Range to the entire Working Not Working community. We've compiled a buffet of freaky creations from five spooky-good members for you to feed upon. Vanessa Mckeown, London. ...

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  • THIS ARTIST VISUALIZESOUR UNIVERSE'S MOSTABSTRACT MYSTERIESInterview by Mike O'Donnell"I’m really interested in astronomy, quantum physics, psychology, and philosophy. They’re different approaches in search of the same answers." WNW Member Allison Filice is doing her part to add illustration to the list with her latest project...

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  • COVERAGE COALITION: JOIN BARTON F. GRAF TO SPREAD THE HEALTHThe advertising budget for the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) has been slashed by 90%, and the window for enrollment, which starts November 1st, is half the length. Creative agency Barton F. Graf wants the advertising industry to come together to make up this 90%...

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  • THE 3% CONFERENCE FOUNDERTALKS DIVERSITY & HOWWE CAN DO BETTERThe 3% Conference was born with the mission to champion female creativity and make the case that in order for businesses to innovate, they have to embrace diversity. Now in its sixth year, the 3% Conference is showing a true commitment to effecting change with its a...

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  • Illustration by WNW Member Julianna Brion THIS FEMALE CREATIVE IS CALLING BULLSHIT ON THE "FEMALE EMPOWERMENT BRIEF"By WNW Member Michele JaretWith feminism in the zeitgeist, brands want to be part of the buzz. As a result, briefs targeting women are trending toward an ask for an “e...

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  • WNW + VICE TEAM UP FOR FOODFIGHT! FUNDRAISERLess than a month ago, Working Not Working launched the Work In Progress program and assembled a task force of 20 diverse creatives who work for companies including Google, Snapchat, XPRIZE and TED to create solutions to LA's biggest civic issues. For our first project, labeled FoodF...

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  • A COLLABORATION THAT MOUNTEDTHE WORLD'S MOST REMOTEPOP-UP SHOP"How do you build a shop on the side of a cliff without it turning into a kite? How do you make the concept resonate with the climbing community - an often skeptical group? Can we get permitting for drones in a park that’s historically against them? Where will the s...

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  • THIS IS A "HOW TO LOOK WITHIN & GET OVER YOUR OWN BULLSHIT" BOOKThere's an abundance of "How To" books by "experts." WNW Member Adam J. Kurtz doesn't see his new book, Things Are What You Make of Them, in that light, nor does he regard himself that way. But would you really want to read a book that purported to have it all fig...

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  • SQUARESPACE CCO DAVID LEE +3 CREATIVES SHOW HOWTO STAND OUTInterview by Mike O'DonnellSquarespace's newest campaign is a hilarious PSA on how different types of creatives, from musicians to magicians to "storytellers" can "Make It Stand Out." It points to the fact that statistically, our job titles (and band names) aren't that unique. The campaign posits that using Squarespace to build your custo...

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  • LIFE & WORK IN MOTION: MEET ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER JOYCE HO"Spending my formative years as an animator really helped me understand what is exactly needed to bring design to life through motion. This means when I’m art directing now, I can tailor my designs to fit a certain animation workflow or pitch something that is within ...

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  • PROFILES OF THE WEEK: SPORTS!The start of the NFL, NBA, and NHL seasons. The MLB Playoffs. There's no better time than fall for professional sports in the U.S. Which means there's also no better time to catch some of our members' immortalized creative contributions to professional leagues, teams, and athletes. Scroll down to s...

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  • THIS DESIGNER APPROACHESDESIGN WITH THE SERIOUSNESSIT DESERVES"Look at my work if you want to know about my creativity; great design is great because it speaks its truth to you through visuals." This is what it sounds like when a designer takes the artform and practice of design with the seriousness it deserves. In our intervi...

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  • OVERSHARE PODCAST:KATE MOROSSOvershare is a Working Not Working event series and podcast that features honest conversations with our favorite creatives about the tough stuff we don't talk about in public often enough. For our 8th episode, WNW co-founder Justin Gignac talks to Member Kate Moross in the first London edition of O...

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  • SINK YOUR TEETH INTO ROBERT WALLACE'S PARALLEL UNIVERSE"I've always been inspired by many of the artists during the modernist era, especially ones that tried their hand at many different mediums. For example, Theo Van Doesburg, leader of De Stijl, was a painter, writer, poet, architect and graphic designer. A more contemporary...

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  • WELCOME TO THE VIBRANT &MELANCHOLIC WORLD OFLISA CARLETTAWNW Member Lisa Carletta is a London-based visual artist who uses photography as her main medium. Her work is a delicate balance, shown in the worlds she creates from both behind and in front of the camera. Every element has a purpose and a place, which often gives her w...

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  • AT MIDNIGHT IN TIMES SQUARE, BEN LEBOVITZ REDEFINES BORDERSWNW Member and Art Director Ben Lebovitz wants us to recognize the influence of borders, specifically the fact that international borders are divisions that demand social responsibility to consistently meet in the middle. Humanity and the environment often depend on th...

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  • LASHUN TINES SPOTLIGHTSTHE ART OF BLACKNESS There's a growing movement for inclusive policies in a wide range of fields. But Art and Design, while typically more progressive, are not whe...

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  • DESIGN IS THE KEY INGREDIENT ON LOOK COOK, A NEW COOKING SITEThere are more cooking sites than any of us know what to do with. Some focus only on one cuisine while others have dietary restrictions in mind. But no matter how much each cooking site strives to bring something different to the table, WNW Member Melanie Chernock no...

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  • MATHILDA HOLMQVIST'S WORKBRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER,OFTEN FOR FOODBeing a freelance illustrator and graphic designer has afforded WNW Member Mathilda Holmqvist the ability to combine her two favorite passions: visual communication and food. A lot of her work exists within London's food scene, like a recent large-scale project desi...

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