Lindsey Jo Scott
Artist & Writer
Lindsey Jo Scott is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, writer, poet, and speaker who uses images and stories to awaken interconnection and hope. Inspired by the natural world and her own journey of self-discovery, Lindsey Jo’s vibrant, optimistic work is a celebration of color, pattern, and movement which navigate themes of mental health, mindfulness, authenticity, emotions, trauma, healing and wonder.
Emphasizing message over medium, Lindsey Jo has created a wide variety of work including illustrations, collages, large-scale murals, patterns, photographs, and multi-media videos that layer animations, music, and spoken word. In all formats, her work is an invitation to slow down, pay attention, and embrace the full experience of being human.
In 2019, Cleveland Magazine named her “one of the top social media accounts to follow,” because of her “color-bombed feed and creative illustrations,” and the Hectic podcast described her as an “absolute, impossible-to-beat favorite,” highlighting her “neurodivergent brain that offers a unique perspective on the world and all that life has to teach.”
Lindsey Jo currently lives in Akron, Ohio. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling with her partner and their adventure cat, dancing, and floating in any body of water. She feels most at home when creating art or performing on stage.
Under Bridge Mural
A mural I was commissioned to design and paint under a highway bridge as part of a neighborhood revitalization and community engagement project. The client approached me because of my “bright and joyful style,” and asked for a design inspired by 1960s rock and roll to celebrate the history of music in that part of the city.
A pattern I designed as an ode to a summer night swim in cool lake water under shadowy trees, a bright moon, and a sky full of stars. Is there anything more magical than swimming at night in orange moonlight?
A cut-paper lettering piece I made as a gentle reminder to let all feelings come and go. I experience things deeply and its helpful for me to remember that feelings are visitors- they might stay a day, a week, a month, but they won’t stay forever.
The Thoughts In Your Head
An illustration inspired by therapy lessons and song lyrics. At the time, I was in cognitive behavioral therapy and learning about how to take a more observational view of my intrusive thoughts and not just immediately believe everything I think. Then I heard the lyrics from the song ‘Graveclothes,’ by Birdtalker which reads: “Thoughts you’re thinking make you feel like you’re dead, but you can grow a garden out of the top of your head.” This image and mantra has stayed with me ever since.
Everything That Slow Us Down
A mixed-media collage made with an original photograph, illustration, and digital lettering designed to be a celebration of nature’s perfect pace, which is not hurried, but slow and gradual. It is inspired by this quote from author and poet May Sarton who wrote: “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”