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Lisa Congdon

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64. Martina Flor's Open Studio Season 2, Recap. 3 - Alex Trochut, Lisa Congdon, Sebastian Curi

Martina Flor’s Open Studio

In this podcast I have interviewed dozens of accomplished artists and creatives to basically answer one valuable question “How did they get where they are?”. Now, while we prepare for all the greatness that is coming on season 3, I’m releasing these special recap episode which features some of the best moments of season 2 in one place, so you can always dig deeper an go listen to one of these episodes. See full show notes at martinaflor.com/podcast


25 Jul 2022

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Curiosity, Consistency, and Community Within The Knack School. What It’s Like to Learn and Dream With Lisa Congdon (Plus 100 Episodes of Windowsill Chats!)

Windowsill Chats

Margo catches up with good friend and internationally known illustrator Lisa Congdon for episode 100! That’s right, there are now 100 episodes of Windowsill Chats. Lisa and Margo chat about consistency, coaching, podcasting, experimenting in business, and a whole lot more. Lisa is self-taught and didn’t achieve momentum in her career until she was nearly 40 years old. Despite her untraditional path, she has achieved recognition, not just as an artist, but as a leader in the industry for her work in social justice, 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 by AdWeek. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.  Margo and Lisa discuss: Coaching people from different backgrounds Stepping back from what typically brings the most revenue in her business Lisa’s new group coaching program, The Knack School Creative thinking, creative action, and monetizing your offerings Collaboration over competition Why group coaching can be so powerful Taking breaks and disconnecting from your work (yes, it’s necessary and healthy!) Connect with Lisa: The Knack School & Coaching Program for Visual Artists Follow @theknackschool on Instagram Other classes with Lisa https://lisacongdon.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon/

1hr 4mins

20 Jul 2022

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41. Lisa Congdon - Finding your Spark, Starting a Carreer in your 30s, Finding Mentors, How to Overcome Burnout, Working on Your Genius Zone, and Three Keys to Succeed as an Artist

Martina Flor’s Open Studio

In this episode of Open Studio Martina Flor and her guest Lisa Congdon (@lisacongdon) discuss going viral, turning down opportunities, art vs commercial work, the rewards of an art show, staying where you create your best work, and pulling back from social media. Lisa Congdon is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator, and writer based in Portland, Oregon in The United States. She makes art for clients around the globe and She is the author of ten books, including Art Inc. and Find your Artistic Voice.  She is the host of the podcast The Lisa Congdon Sessions and she teaches Creative Entrepreneurship at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Detailed show notes: martinaflor.com/podcast

1hr 1min

7 Mar 2022

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40 | Find And Hone Your Creative Voice w/ Lisa Congdon

Create Out Loud With Jennifer Louden

Have you seen those beautiful, colorful bottles of Method Soap at Target? They're most likely the work of today's guest, Lisa Congdon, who is one of the world's most recognizable graphic designers, a fine artist, and an illustrator who creates for clients such as Amazon, Comme des Garcons, Crate & Barrel, REI, and MoMA.  She’s also 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, the host of The Lisa Congdon Sessions podcast, and she teaches on the faculty of Northwest College of Art.  But you might be surprised to learn Lisa didn't discover her true passion for design until her 30s, and at that point, she assumed it was too late to make it her career. Little did she know she had an entire journey of discovery ahead of her, and so much of that had to do with finding her voice.  0:42 - Why we tell ourselves we’re too old to be creative 1:40 - How imposter syndrome intensified when her career blew up 6:30 - Learning to stand in your creative power 7:00 - How Lisa manages to handle the various aspects of her career and life that bring her joy 12:18 - How to surround yourself with a great creative team 17:15 - Gauging whether or not to say yes to a creative opportunity 21:15 - Listening to your gut 22:43 - Knowing how much to charge for creative services 28:43 - The complicated nature of social media 33:33 - The elements of artistic voice 39:27 - Remembering that we hit multiple impasses in our creative work and that’s not a problem   44:48 - Working with the pressure to produce 48:15 - Developing grit in your creative life through physical challenges  Get a copy of Lisa’s books here: Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist Amazon Bookshop Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic Amazon Bookshop Visit Lisa’s shop and world: https://lisacongdon.com/ Visit jenniferlouden.com/podcastkit to get instant access to a collection of audios that will: help you with some of the most common struggles we creatives have to manage including fear of choosing, falling into compare and despair, managing the inner critic (s), and feeling too exposed and vulnerable when you put yourself or your work into the world.


1 Mar 2022

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#187: Quitting Her Day Job To Become A 6 Figure Illustrator | Lisa Congdon's Success Story

6 Figure Creative

If you're stuck in a dead-end job, about to turn 30, and thinking, "I wish I could open my own business... But I'm too old to start..." then listen up.You're not too old – it's never too late to start your freelance career or open a business.World-renowned designer Lisa Congdon didn't even start designing until her late 20s, and she didn't even start gaining traction until she was nearly 40. In the decade and a half since starting her business, Lisa has grown it to multiple six figures.Listen now to hear about Lisa's journey from struggles and setbacks, to ultimate success as a creative.In this episode you’ll discover: Why it's not too late to jump into a freelance career How Lisa began her creative journey Giving yourself permission to be alone and its effects on your mental health Why it's important to have diverse income streams (but still stay on-brand) Selling physical products as a creative Building your team: don't start too soon Growth and mental health in a creative field For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/187


15 Feb 2022

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Episode 209: A Journey to Success with Lisa Congdon

The Honest Designers Show

In today's episode, we welcome Lisa Congdon. Lisa is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator, and writer. She has built a brand around her name and in this episode she shares her journey to sucess... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

1hr 10mins

28 Oct 2021

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Don't be the person who wishes you did something. Be the person who DOES it. Lisa Congdon on achieving hard goals.

Windowsill Chats

Margo is joined once again by Lisa Congdon. This time, to discuss pushing past your limiting beliefs and doing the hard things. Lisa specifically shares her experience of getting involved in gravel racing and recently competing in one of the hardest gravel races in the world - The Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder Race. Although this challenge was not directly related to her career necessarily, there is so much that can be taken away and compared to the challenges of getting creative, entrepreneurship, learning new skills, and so much more.  Lisa and Margo discuss: The importance of detaching from your work at times Challenging yourself in new ways Resilience and how we’re often much more resilient than we think Feeding both your mental and physical endurance Why you have to get uncomfortable in order to level up And more!  Connect with Lisa: https://lisacongdon.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon/ Learn more about the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder Race


7 Jul 2021

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Lisa Congdon | Bringing Your Whole Self to Life

Good Life Project

It seems, every time I sit down with my friend, illustrator, fine artist, and author Lisa Congdon, she’s in a moment of transformation. Truth is, it’s a bit of a perpetual state for her. Lisa is best known for her colorful, graphic drawings and hand lettering. Her work appears in private collections, merchandise, textiles, apparel, and a wide array of collaborations with clients around the world including Method, Target, Comme des Garçons, Crate and Barrel, Facebook, MoMA, REI, and Harvard University among many others. She is the author of nine books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist; Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic; and her latest book, You Will Leave a Trail of Stars: Inspiration for Blazing Your Own Path. Lisa teaches in the Applied Craft & Design MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and is also a devout cyclist, having just finished an intense ride to Crater lake and, as we talked, was getting ready to complete the Gravel Grinder race, where she would climb more than 30,000 feet in elevation on her bike, on gravel. You might wonder what, if anything, has to do with the creative life and art, and as you’ll hear, the answer is everything.You can find Lisa at:Website : https://lisacongdon.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ellen_hendriksen/The Lisa Congdon Sessions : https://pod.link/1562400129If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with Mari Andrew. She is an author, illustrator, has a tremendous following across the socials and has an incredible ability to sort of get into all of our heads and through words and art express, what we're thinking and feeling in the most relatable way : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-Mari-------------Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE (https://sparketype.com/) and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.If you enjoyed the show, please share it with a friend. Thank you to our super cool brand partners. If you like the show, please support them - they help make the podcast possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Jun 2021

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Birthdays, MasterClass, Annie Leibovitz, Lisa Congdon, Father's Day, and golf

The Weekly Refill with CC

Today, Mary and Corinne talked about...Corinne turns 39MasterClass: Annie LeibovitzLisa Congdon's new book You Will Leave a Trail of StarsFather's DayWays to connect:CCHQ online communityFind us on Instagram @corinne.consultingOur websiteYou can sign up for the Weekly Refill newsletter here


21 Jun 2021

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What is your Visual Vocabulary? Lisa Congdon gives you tips on how to discover your creative style & voice, and permission to be YOU.

Windowsill Chats

Margo is once again joined by the wonderfully creative Lisa Congdon to discuss what it means to have a visual vocabulary, accepting and giving yourself permission to be you, and ways to hone in on your own creative voice and style. Lisa Congdon is a Portland, Oregon-based fine artist, illustrator and author known internationally for her colorful drawings and hand lettering. Her playful work is recognized for its vibrant palettes, geometric patterns and uplifting messages. In this episode, Margo and Lisa discuss: How to organize your portfolio Developing your own visual vocabulary What makes your work consistent The process of discovering yourself as an artist Giving yourself permission to be you and giving yourself grace Authenticity And more Connect with Lisa:  https://lisacongdon.com/ www.instagram.com/lisacongdon Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic (Art Book for Artists, Creative Self-Help Book) by Lisa Congdon


2 Jun 2021