"jobs are what others expect from you - work is what you expect from yourself"
We can't think of a better way to work, than creating things we deeply care about . And it's not a secret - We LOVE what we do. Not just little love but BIG love. And we think, you should fall in love with your work, too. We write and make books, encourage you to DIY, support Generation Make and work to inspire a paradigm shift in the definition of work. DIY is the only way to make dreams come true.
We live and spread the workisnotajob. philosophy and found the companies we want to run, invent the jobs we want to have and hope to inspire you to work on what you love too!
All of our endeavors have one purpose in common: We want to inspire you to become a maker
These are our labours of love and some projects we're involved in:
work is not a job - The Book
Catharina just wrote and illustrated her first book, published by renowned publishing house Campus Verlag and is available only in German language for the time being. Time to learn German ;)
Catharina and Sophie are the founders of supercraft. The idea behind it is simple. We want to inspire you to work with your hands and discover the love for making things. supercraft are bimonthly DIY Kits that provide you with simple instructions, all supplies needed and more inspiration for hours of DIY fun.
superwork is a blog and interview series with dreamers, doers and aspiring culture-shapers to inspire you to work on what you love, too. We show people and their inspiring approaches to work and life- people we proudly identify as a "Generation Make". Only in German for now - mainly because Germany really needs the inspiration...
Lemon Books is a design platform and manufacture for customised pocket note books. This is a collaboration with our favourite printing house Thomasdruck in Leipzig, Germany. Create your own Lemon Book!
University of East London - CEWE / Mentorship
CEWE is the Centre of Excellence for Women's Entrepreneurship - a place for enterprise development, based at the University of East London. workisnotajob. founder Catharina was part of their Patron Scheme, working as a mentor with aspiring female entrepreneurs.
hello handmade is a place for independent, handmade design and original ideas. Germany's famous handmade platform celebrates handmade culture and organises an annual fair in Hamburg, Germany. Each year, we invite a hundred professional sellers to sell their handmade goods and host a few thousand visitors. We created the official hello handmade manifesto and it's available as letterpress and screen print poster in different colours and two languages, english and German. You can grab yours from our shop!
Tattly / Typographic Design Temporary Tattoo
"Tattly is a temporary tattoo store for design-minded kids and kids-at-heart" created by Tina Roth Eisenberg aka "swissmiss", also known for her blog and as the Founder of Creative Mornings. We are super happy to be part of the Tattly family and created an exclusive workisnotajob. tattly that you can purchase in packs. Show off your work ethic and get your Tattly on!
Product line / Design, Production and Distribution
It all started as a tiny one-woman design studio. Apart from our mission to inspire you to work on what you love, we've created a selection of Prints and Wood Block Mounted Prints as well as T-Shirts and Hoodies. It's all sold out now but maybe, well add some inspirational wall art in the future..
How To Find Work You Love E-Book / Art Direction,
Design & Illustrations
The E-Book "How to Find Work You Love" is a collaboration project between workisnotajob,
career coach Phil Bolton and Escape the City. It's full of original workisnotajob. artwork and we've also done the layout and overall design. Find out more or buy by clicking the link below!