Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings and pattern design and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called¬†Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art, Inc (Chronicle Books, 2014). Lisa periodically shows her work in galleries around the country, including at Bedford Gallery and The Contemporary Jewish Museum. She’s an avid cyclist and swimmer. She lives and works in Oakland, California.

To learn more about Lisa in her own words, you can watch this talk by Lisa called Embrace the Abyss. You can also view this short film about her artwork and life.