Previously leading the Product Design and Brand Marketing teams at Vine, Jason Mante is currently working on a stealth startup that'll soon be unveilled. In this episode of Workmode, we speak about turning your passions into paychecks, why you
Michel Gondry is an Academy Award winner for best original screenplay, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, creator and director for countless groundbreaking music videos for Daft Punk, The Rolling Stones, the White Stripes and Björk, to name
As the Director of Marketing at CareGuide, Alyssa Atkins has helped millions of North Americans connect with the care providers that they need. In this episode, we talk about Alyssa’s diligence when it comes to scheduling and ‘deep-work’ and ho
Jeff Gadway is the director of Product Marketing at Vidyard. He sits down with us to talk about shepherding an idea from inception to launch and what it takes to communicate that innovation effectively to others. He shares his view on the direc
Gerrit de Vynck is a Bloomberg News journalist responsible for covering the business of tech and media, following tech startups, venture capital, wireless carriers, BlackBerry and the business of media in Canada. He gives us insight into the un
Chris Arsenault, cofounder, President & CEO of iNovia Capital is helping lead Montreal’s tech industry to success. Chris is consistently helping bridge the gap between VCs and entrepreneurs, by highlighting the importance of building more than
Satish Kanwar is Shopify’s VP of Product, he is also an active speaker, mentor, and angel investor in the Canadian startup community, not to mention was included on last year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He explains how Shopify has built a contin
As the Experience Designer at Element AI, Masha Krol is leading the industry towards AI-focused design. Masha talks about the importance of distinguishing between working a lot and working productively. She discusses the potential of good desig
As an investigative journalist and editor at VICE News, Justin covers topics such as security, intel, privacy, foreign policy, justice, and politics. We learn his views on the immediacy of twitter, and the nuances of online journalism vs. print
Isaac is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Real Ventures. He talks to us about the habits he’s carried with him from past leadership roles at startups like Sonder, Frank + Oak, Yahoo and Scholastic. Isaac’s passion for creating great products an
Dubbed by VICE as Montreal’s Premier Art Vandal, Miss Me transforms the city’s walls and streets into a canvas for her art. Miss Me discussed the activism and feminism in her art that unapologetically commands the attention of passersby. We tou
Adi Goodrich and Sean Pecknold are Sing Sing, a collaborative animation, photography & design studio based in Los Angeles.
We spoke about the benefits of being a couple while running a studio together, their shared obsession with creativity, t
Ethan Song is a co-founder of Frank & Oak, a digital fashion retailer with over 2.5 million members and 16 unique brick and mortar locations across North America. Ethan wears many hats at Frank & Oak, he tells us about his favourite new tech ga
Jess Salomon is a former United Nations war crimes lawyer turned stand-up comic, now based in NYC. In this episode, Jess talks about finding the perfect joke, how Montreal is a unique place for comedy, and what role language and ethnicity play
Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree are a design couple based in Brooklyn known for their strong individual design aesthetics, their collaborative and beautifully quirky Complements photo series, as well as a shared obsession with everything Japa
Caterina is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Breather, a rapidly expanding on-demand space company operating in cities like New York, San Francisco, LA, London, Toronto and Montreal. She talks about the importance of design in unloc
We interview the man, the myth, the meme: Clark Valberg, aka “Clark from Invision.” In 2011, he co-founded InVision; the company that has gone on to receive more than $130 million in investment and become an essential industry prototyping tool.
Meg He and Nina Faulhaber are co-founders of ADAY, a lifestyle brand creating fashionable technical clothing for busy ladies. They discuss their daily routines, and how simplifying your morning routine can create the headspace and time for more
Nicole Jacek is the founder and creative director of NJLA, a research-based design consultancy in Venice Beach in LA. We talk about how she’s changed her work habits to get the most out of her brain, how she mixes collaboration and alone time,
Keira Alexandra discusses approaches to her work as Co-Founder of the design studio Work-Order in NYC. They run an incredible Festival called Day for Night, happening for the second time this December in Houston. We learn how they’ve quickly ca
Sylvain Carle has been a Partner at RealVentures and the General Manager at FounderFuel since 2014. Prior to this, he was a Senior Developer Advocate at Twitter in Silicon Valley. Sylvain is always an open book, a really wonderful guy, and a se
Alex speaks with Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Brand New and the Brand New Conference about the evolution of a side-project blog that is now a world-renowned design conference, and the importance of following your obsessions, because you ne
Maria Molfino is a writer and women’s creative leadership coach, helping women put their creative confidence into action. She is also the host of Heroine – a podcast featuring the journeys of top creative women leaders and risk-takers. In this
As a Design Partner at GV, Daniel Burka has what many would consider a designer’s dream job, in being able to create impactful design, growing as a designer through mentorship, and working on a wide variety of projects. In a passionate episode,
We speak with Ann Friedman about her transition from accidental to intentional freelance journalism, her much loved Call Your Girlfriend podcast and weekly newsletter, and the inherent self-promotional nature of writing vs. other creative disci
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