Lisa Sy

Artist, Illustrator, Digital Product Designer

Designer and illustrator
based in Oakland, California.

My name is Lisa Sy. My approach to the arts and design is experimental, intersectional, and holistic. It is social, responding directly to my environment and its dynamics; it also allows the environment and its dynamics to respond to it, as well.

  • — Email: lisasyis [at]
  • — Instagram: @lisasyart
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Work Experience

  • Facebook (now)

    I'm currently a Product Designer crafting safety, security, and events features for the 2 billion global community.

    January 2015 - Now • Menlo Park, CA
  • thoughtbot

    I was a product designer at software design and development agency. I worked with a variety of clients as a full-stack designer, including: research, ideation, iteration, front-end development, sales, and hiring.

    June 2013 - November 2014 • San Francisco, CA
  • TypeClub

    I co-founded and managed Wesleyan University's premier student-run design agency with a team of eight other peers.

    June 2013 - November 2014 • San Francisco, CA


  • Oakland Digital

    I'm a Board Member of Oakland Digital, an Oakland-based non-profit helping early-career designers build their careers. They do this through mentorship, hands-on instruction, and partnership with local small businesses seeking design support.

    October 2015 - Now • Oakland, CA

    Founder and curator of an apartment community art space in Oakland/Berkeley. Hosted two shows to highlight emerging artists spanning various disciplines: fine art, printmaking, video installation, performance art, and poetry.

    September 2016 - Now • Oakland, CA