Based on her upcoming book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon unravels things like navigating influence, working through fear, what it means to have an artistic voice and why having one matters. Your artistic voice is what sets you apart, and, ultimately, what makes your work interesting, distinctive, worthy of discourse, and desired by others. Your voice can lead to magical things – works of art that transform lives, disrupt the status quo, change the conversation, shift mindsets, and offer comfort or connection to people who need it most. No matter your medium or genre and no matter your professional aspirations, having your own voice is the artists' holy grail.
About Lisa Congdon
Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful drawings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including Commes des Garçons, Ernie Ball, Crate and Barrel, Facebook, MoMA, REI, Sonos, Harvard University, 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. 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 World. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon