Lisa Sy

Artist, Illustrator, Designer

Designer and illustrator
based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lisa Sy is an artist, illustrator, and designer based in Oakland, California. She illustrates and writes stories, works as a Product Designer for Facebook's Events product, runs her webcomic Plurals and Noun, and manages a community art space in her living room.

She is also a board member of Oakland Digital, a non-profit in Oakland focused on empowering early-career creative professionals with relevant skills and practice, so that they can support local businesses with design support.

She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2013 with a B.A. in American Studies, concentrating on Race and Ethnic Studies. While a student, she founded and managed the premier student-run design agency called TypeClub. She was the only woman and non-engineer at Wesleyan's first hackathon in 2013.

  • — 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