Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. She is the author of seven 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 latest book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, was released by Chronicle Books in October 2017. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way you See the WorldShe lives and works in Portland, Oregon.



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 Marketing Director at FINE, a design and branding agency in Portland, Oregon.