Fine artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful 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,  and Random House Publishing, among many others. She exhibits her work around the country, including in shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery in California. A selection of her 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 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 SwimmingFortune Favors the BraveWhatever You Are, Be a Good One, Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip and A Collection a Day. Her seventh book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives will be released by Chronicle Books in October 2017. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.



Kristin Wilson is a master of tasks, finder of solutions, and wearer of many colorful hats (figuratively). As Studio Manager at Lisa Congdon Art & Illustration, she approaches her role with creative ingenuity and expert organization. From plotting out workflow for illustration and book projects and managing the online shop to book research and copyright permissions, Kristin works to ensure the the day-to-day productivity of Lisa’s busy studio. She brings six years of copywriting, editing, and project management experience to her post, and has worked in small presses and creative agencies since graduating from PSU’s Masters in Book Publishing program in 2012. When she isn’t in the studio, you’ll likely find her careening through the city on her 1970 Schwinn Super Sport.



Clay Lauren Walsh is a marketer, creative problem solver, expert organizer and make-it-happen dynamo. She handles all of Lisa’s contracts and licensing partnerships with clients and collaborators. 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. She is currently also the Director of Marketing at Fine, a design agency in Portland, Oregon.