For the Artist

Happy Holidays from Lemonly

Hey there, Artist!

Season’s greetings from all of us here in Lemonland. We know lots of folks are working from home or away from the office this year, so our holiday gift is totally digital-friendly.

As our way of saying thanks for collaborating with us in 2021, we’ve put together some hand-picked, Lemonhead-loved recommendations to help inspire and entertain you as we head into the new year.

Our picks below will speak to your inner creative, tastemaker, and storyteller.

📚 Good Reads

Whether we’re immersing ourselves in audiobooks or toting around trusty paperbacks, the Lemonheads are readers. Here are two of our team’s top-rated reading recommendations for Artists.

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Designer and TED Talk-er extraordinaire Ingrid Fetell Lee delivers a deep, witty, insightful guide to creating external environments that help us cultivate inner joy. Ingrid uses neuroscience and psychology research to explore how we can design our physical spaces to live fuller, happier lives. Sign us up!

📚 Get the book: AMAZON | INDIEBOUND

The Best Story Wins by Matthew Luhn

From the library of our creative director, Amy, this inside look at how Pixar crafts stories is a must-read for anyone in the creative field. You’ll learn how the animation giant got its start, what makes a great story, and how business minds can leverage the power of storytelling.

📚 Get the book: AMAZON | INDIEBOUND

🎧 Must-Listens

We’re big fans of storytelling and information presented in an engaging way, so it’s no surprise our listening queues are packed with podcasts. Here are a few we recommend — selected just for the Artist in us all.

Design Better Podcast

Featuring monthly interviews with design professionals from top companies, this podcast from InVision is all about helping you, well, design better. There’s a focus on product design, but anyone will find takeaways they can use about human-centered design, creative collaboration, and design best practices.


The Copyblogger Podcast

Copyblogger is a favorite source of inspiration and writerly intel for our content team. Their podcast offers a mix of tactical tips for writing great content and thoughtful conversations about creativity and strategy. Tune in to learn from some of the best in the biz as they analyze all things content marketing.


Switched on Pop

Ready to go behind the music on some of today’s top hits? Music lovers will enjoy these conversations between musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they dissect chart-topping pop to learn how songs get made — and why they get stuck in our heads. Press play for your weekly dose of pop culture.


🎶 New Tunes

To help you set the vibe, we put together a custom playlist with tunes fit for an Artist. These songs are great for cozying up with a good book, sipping a cold beverage by a warm fire, or however you flex your creative muscles.

💻 Great Views

Need a fresh view to spice up your screen time? Download a pack of Lemonly-illustrated desktop backgrounds to keep your computer looking fresh all year round.

We can’t wait to make more sweet visuals together in 2022! With heartfelt thanks and warm wishes this holiday,

– The Lemonheads 🍋