About Betsy Lam

There is something magical
about creating things, so sweet to
step back and say: "I made that."

I'm Betsy. I make art.

Always have, always will. Mostly, drawings and paintings. One of my small ink drawings can be found in Rainn Wilson's New York Times Bestseller, Soul Pancake.

I build web sites.

For more than a decade, I've coded for big guys like Goose Island, Kraft, Best Buy, Hillshire, Radioshack, Allstate, Bridgestone and IBM, and littler guys like hospitals, schools and non-profits. These days, I build cool things at Threadless.

I live in Chicago.

And I'm a proud mama to a little boy named Louie. A few of my favorite things: charcuterie plates, soup, bourbon, The Nerdette podcast, Fiona Apple, Orphan Black. And Gilmore Girls, of course.


Booty (nickname) with Bird, first self-portrait, age 2.

Bouldering in the Buttermilks. Bishop, CA, July 2012