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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 use her talents and work on her own terms.

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



Catharina just wrote and illustrated her first book "work is not a job" which was published in Germany, September 10th, 2013 by renowned publishing house Campus Verlag.





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?