About Lisa

Lisa Congdon is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator and writer. She makes art for clients around the globe, including Target, Amazon, Method, Comme des Garcons, Crate & Barrel, REI and MoMA, among many others. She is the author of ten books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and Find your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic. She is the host of the podcast The Lisa Congdon Sessions and she teaches Creative Entrepreneurship at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Lisa is self-taught and didn’t achieve momentum in her career until she was nearly 40 years old. Despite her untraditional path, nearly 15 years later, Lisa has achieved recognition, not just as an artist, but as a leader in the industry for her work in fundraising, knowledge sharing, mentoring and teaching. In March of 2021, she was named One of the 50 Most Inspiring People and Companies According to Industry Creatives published in AdWeek. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. 


Clients Include

Crate & Barrel
Ernie Ball
Comme des Garçons
REI Co-op 

The Museum of Modern Art
AFAR Magazine
Mindful Magazine
Harvard University
Parents Magazine

Martha Stewart Living 
The United Nations
The Obama Campaign

Ernie Ball
Taproot Magazine
Simon & Schuster Publishing
Human Rights Campaign
AIDS Lifecycle
Velocio Cycling 

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Schoolhouse Electric
Loopy Mango
Enterprise Rent a Car
Joie de Vivre Hotels

Chronicle Books
Kazoo Magazine
Schoolhouse Electric
Trina Turk