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Sophie Pester


Designer and "Co-worker".

Sophie joined workisnotajob. in 2012 but she has always lived by the philosophy and is a creative entrepreneur herself. She made her own dream a reality in creating "hello handmade", a place for independent, handmade design and original ideas.

Soon after Sophie and Catharina met in 2011, they formed a creative partnership and now the two work, design and spread the workisnotajob. idea together.

In the spirit of workisnotajob., they create inspiring things that remind you to live your art and encourage you to work on what you love. Since they met, they've launched two new companies, hoping to spark your creativity as well.




Catharina Bruns


Founder, Designer and believer in human potential.

Catharina started workisnotajob. out of the desire to create a lifestyle for herself that allowed her to create something she loves and work on her own terms.

workisnotajob. started as a design studio but evolved into a personal working deal and movement for everyone who believes that work is not your 9-5 job.

As entrepreneur and author she's keen to inspire a new working deal and celebrates a Generation of makers.

Catharina just wrote and illustrated her book "work is not a job" which was published 2013 in Germany by renowned publishing house Campus Verlag. An english translation is likely. Fingers crossed!





The Book!

workisnotajob.

inspires a new working deal.


Some call it work - we call it life! workisnotajob. is our personal working deal and inspiration for everyone who believes that work is more than a bloody job.

What are you working on?