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Monday, November 20, 2006

Lisa Wong Jackson + Good on Paper Design

I was first introduced to Lisa Wong Jackson's work here on design*sponge when Grace did her podcast earlier this year. I looked over her website and really liked her simple designs, I like the fact that she was pursuing her dream but still held a full-time job. But what cemented it for me is her love of Pixel, her dog! Among the many things that Pixel is for Lisa, he was also the ring-bearer in her wedding!

Even though our alma maters should make us natural enemies, I couldn't pass up a chance to have a mini-interview with Lisa because she's such fun, her products are great, and one look at her pictures and you can't help but smile because her smile is contagious!

If you'd like to send an encouraging note to a friend, please have a look at Lisa's limited edition With You All the Way card. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. And of course, there's the d*s shop!


Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Studies/year of graduation: I studied Conservation and Resource Studies and Business Administration at UC Berkeley. Graduated in 1997. Seems so long ago!
Profession/how long you've been there: Graphic Designer for 7 years
Left handed or Right handed: Right handed
Favorite dessert: Ice cream (I love Strauss organic mint chocolate chip and Ben & Jerry’s Vermonty Python)

Sketch something you remember from your childhood.


It's a rough sketch of my one and only bicycle. My brother and I called it the Sunset Rider because of the sunset graphics on the banana seat!! It's the first thing that came to mind when you said to draw something from my childhood.

[Editor's note: I just had to put Shelley and Lisa in the same day given that their sketch is almost identical!! If they weren't on opposites side of the world and in two different hemispheres, I'd swear they'd copied...]

Object/Icon you wish you had designed and why?
I wish I could design and build a “green” home for myself.

The aspect of your work you never tire of?
Hearing from happy clients

One color/pattern we’ll never see in your design portfolio.
Probably plaid.

You’ll know you’ve made it when…
I can quit my full time job.

From Lisa's portfolio


Lisa's Gift Giving and Shopping Books are a perfect way to start your holiday shopping and keep up with your gift purchases.



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