Find Your Artistic Voice 

FULLTIME PGH is proud to welcome internationally recognized artist, illustrator, author, educator, and creative business owner Lisa Congdon!

Join us for an evening with Lisa where she will share her hard-won insights from her many years making her art practice her full time career. She will give a talk based on the topics in her new book Find Your Artistic Voice, and then there will be a book signing afterwards where you can purchase her books and a small selection of her vibrant wares as well.

From Find Your Artistic Voice:

An artist’s voice is their calling card. It allows viewers looking at a work—whether on social media or in a museum—to recognize the creator. And, as most creatives quickly realize, developing a one‐of‐a‐kind aesthetic takes work. In this candid and encouraging guide, bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon guides readers through the process of developing their own distinctive voice. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, Find Your Artistic Voice shows readers how to: understand what artistic voice is and why it matters; identify and foster their own visual identity; navigate influence and differentiate their work from that of artists they admire; maintain a dedicated practice that allows their voice to evolve and thrive; and appreciate the singular personal journey that makes their artistic voice unique.

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Illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful drawings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including Comme des Garçons, Ernie Ball, Crate and Barrel, Facebook, MoMA, REI, and Harvard University among many others. She is the author of eight books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and her latest book Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic (August 2019). 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.