If you could make a book about whatever you wanted, what would it be about?

Lisa Congdon tells the story of falling in love with painting, illustrating books, and creating her newest book, The Joy of Swimming.

About the speaker

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 Brave, Whatever 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.

The Party Continues: AIGA Minnesota Lunch Event

Join fellow students and illustrator Lisa Congdon for lunch and conversation on Friday, May 13. Lisa will discuss topics related to her prior CreativeMornings/Minneapolis talk, and creative process. To register for the Lunch and Learn with Lisa Congdon, please visit: www.aigaminnesota.org/events/lunch-and-learn-with-lisa-congdon

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