"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:

the book

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 ;)

Campus Verlag



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. Our big supercraft DIY Book is available in english in the UK & North America!



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

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!


Speaking Gigs

We like doing more than talking but sometimes we get invited to speak at conferences and events. Please say Hi if you catch us somewhere and let's talk about how work is SO not a job and how we can shape the future of work together.

hello handmade

hello handmade

hello handmade is a place for independent, handmade design and original ideas. With hello handmade we celebrate DIY culture and organise an annual fair in Hamburg, Germany. Each year, we invite about 100 professional designers to sell their handmade goods and welcome a few thousand visitors per day. We love DIY and created an official hello handmade manifesto. 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!


workisnotajob. Wall Art / Design and Production

We write it on every wall...

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..

Browse workisnotajob. stuff no


The Book!

workisnotajob. inspires a new

working ideal.

workisnotajob. reflects our personal working ideal and serves as an inspiration for everyone who believes that work is more than a bloody job.

Oh, and you can buy stuff too! ;)