Justin Gignac is a New York City based artist and entrepreneur. He began selling garbage in 2001 after a co-worker challenged the importance of package design. To prove them wrong, he set out to find something that no one in their right mind would ever buy, and package it to sell. Looking around the dirty streets of Times Square, garbage was the perfect answer. Twelve years later, over 1,400 NYC Garbage cubes have been sold and now reside in 30 countries around the world.
In addition to original New York City Garbage, Gignac has also produced a number of limited edition cubes. Past editions include: The Republican National Convention, Opening Day at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, Obama’s Inauguration and even St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ireland, on behalf of the Dublin City Council.
Gignac resides in SoHo with his wife, Christine, where they keep busy by creating paintings for their sites Wants For Sale and Needs for Sale. He is also the co-founder of Working Not Working, a site that pairs companies with the Universe's best freelance creatives.
Gignac welcomes collaborations & speaking engagements. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org