Lisa Congdon

Artist, Illustrator and Author - Lisa Cogndon Art + Illustration
Keynote Speaker

Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering.

She works for clients around the world including the MoMA, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Simon & Schuster, and Cloud9 Fabrics, among many others.

Lisa writes a popular daily blog about her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of six books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and illustrated books The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of our Love for Getting in the Water, Fortune Favors the Brave, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip and A Collection a Day.

She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015.

She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Listen to Kat’s interview with Lisa on the Blogtacular Podcast.

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