Fine 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. She exhibits her work around the country, including in shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery.  A selection of her abstract works are currently available through New York’s Uprise Gallery. Lisa writes a popular daily blog about her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of five books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and illustrated books Fortune Favors the BraveWhatever 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.



Clay Lauren Walsh is a marketer, creative problem solver, expert organizer and make-it-happen dynamo. Former Director of Marketing at California College of the Arts, and marketing pro for the Gift Division at Chronicle Books, Clay has 20 years of experience working with clients and creative teams in the arts, higher education, publishing, and technology fields. From marketing and publicity, contracts and client negotiations, invoicing and billing, licensing management, product development to managing the Etsy online shop, Clay handles the daily operations and marketing for Lisa Congdon Art & Illustration.