February 11, 2021



Today my guest is Lisa Congdon, an amazing illustrator and fine artist best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design and hand lettering. She works for international clients including MoMA, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Simon & Schuster, and Cloud9 Fabrics. Her work is shown in galleries around the nation and she also writes a popular blog, Today is going to be awesome. She is the author of 6 books including Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

00:25 Intro to Lisa Congdon
1:57 Lisa’s background and starting her art career
6:31 Lisa on Flickr and Instagram
10:45 Changing careers and building a following
17:03 Lisa’s blog Today is going to be awesome
19:32 Getting started in writing and illustrating
25:06 Time management on multiple projects
33:58 Contract negotiations and working with a spouse
40:15 LGBT influences on life and career

Find more about Lisa at LisaCongdon.com, including her shop, blog, and classes. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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