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We're a team of experienced agents dedicated to helping you achieve outstanding results on time and to budget

Founded in 1929, Illustration Ltd is a leading international illustration and animation agency with offices in London, New York, Hamburg, Paris, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.

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Marie Bastille
Founding French Agent
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Marie Bastille
Founding French Agent
Marie has a reputation for being one of the finest agents in France, and has been representing Illustration Ltd in Paris for 25 years. When it comes to translating a creative brief, she has true vision and takes pleasure in making the whole process run as smoothly as possible.
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Judith Blanche
Paris Agent
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Judith Blanche
Paris Agent
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Alice Ball
Agent - London
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Alice Ball
Agent - London
Alice has worked in top London advertising agencies before becoming an illustrators' agent. She works across the client spectrum, worldwide. She is devoted to giving her energy and insight to developing and established talented illustrators. Her German language also allows her to engage with the German business.
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Sarah Beetson
Talent Scout
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Sarah Beetson
Talent Scout
As our talent scout, Sarah has a finger on the pulse of international contemporary illustration and an eye peeled for unique new artists with special skills. She’s also an experienced fine artist and illustrator.
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Mike Cowley
Agent & Stock - UK & US
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Mike Cowley
Agent & Stock - UK & US
Mike relishes his job as an agent, and his favourite bit is helping clients select the right illustrator for what they want to achieve. He approaches everything he does with a desire to do the best possible job, and is honest, calm and fun. Mike is also a practicing illustrator.
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Juliette Lott
Senior Agent & Associate Director - London
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Juliette Lott
Senior Agent & Associate Director - London
Juliette's knowledge, enthusiam and efficiency have made her one of the industry's best known agents. Her natural joie de vivre, energy and thoroughness are as valued by clients as by her fellow agents.
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Jac Lott
Animation Lead
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Jac Lott
Animation Lead
Jac has a wonderful curatorial eye. She selects and orders all the images in our artists’ online portfolios. Not only does she do this with charm, passion and endeavor, but her touch greatly improves a portfolio's success in terms of viewers and enquiries.
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Sarah Mortimer
Finance Director
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Sarah Mortimer
Finance Director
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience with the agency. As our Finance Director she’s both meticulous and trustworthy. Sarah works internationally, supporting our clients, artists and agents - making sure all the bills get paid and balancing the books.
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Victoria Pearce
Senior Agent / Creative and Marketing - London
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Victoria Pearce
Senior Agent / Creative and Marketing - London
With 20 years agenting specialising in fashion & advertising, Victoria leads our marketing, agency promotions & social media. Communication is her forte, whether visiting clients, editing Scrapbook, speaking at events or contributing to design publications.
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Lauren Ashleigh
Agent - New York
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Lauren Ashleigh
Agent - New York
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Susan Bell
Accounts team
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Susan Bell
Accounts team
Susan supports Sarah Mortimer in our accounts department. Formerly a regional controller in the banking industry, she brings with her 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. Susan enjoys being the go-to person when there’s a problem that needs to be resolved.
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Stacey Endress
Senior US Agent
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Stacey Endress
Senior US Agent
Leading our team in North America, Stacey understands a wide range of markets. That’s no surprise - on top of her Fine Art degree she has experience in fashion, media sales and publishing. People who’ve worked with Stacey admire her efficiency, attention to detail and passion for illustration.
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Karen Kaller
Agent - New York
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Karen Kaller
Agent - New York
Karen loves the challenges and variety you’re exposed to when you’re an illustration agent who strives to bring the best out of every project. She has a Fine Art degree and has worked in publishing and design. Her outgoing personality is a hit with our US clients.
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Julia Freudenthal
Agent - Hamburg
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Julia Freudenthal
Agent - Hamburg
Julia’s nickname is ‘the voice’ because she loves talking to clients and illustrators, making sure commissions run as smoothly as possible. Her background in graphic design gives her a clear understanding of the creative process and she approaches her work with energy, resilience and a touch of humour.
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Corinna Hein
Founding Agent - Germany
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Corinna Hein
Founding Agent - Germany
After founding her own agency in Germany, Corinna partnered with Illustration Ltd in 1995 and has never looked back. Die ILLUSTRATOREN is now one of the largest agencies in the German market. You’ll find Corinna cooperative and friendly, and she loves seeing illustration used on a massive scale.
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Janna Kruetzer
Agent - Hamburg
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Janna Kruetzer
Agent - Hamburg
Sometimes the best things happen entirely by chance. With legal training and a degree in art history, Janna never envisaged becoming an illustration agent, however her administrative skills and understanding of art make her an excellent one. She empathises with clients and illustrators alike.
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Alexandra Maul
Senior Agent and Associate Director - Hamburg
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Alexandra Maul
Senior Agent and Associate Director - Hamburg
Alexandra has an eye for detail and has worked to the highest standards ever since she first joined the agency. Both our clients and our artists enjoy working with her because of the positive and cheerful attitude that she applies to every single job.
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Steffi Rauch
Senior Agent - Hamburg
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Steffi Rauch
Senior Agent - Hamburg
A unique idea is a thing of beauty to Steffi, and she loves seeing great concepts turned into successful creative projects. She joined our team after 10 years in the Hamburg design industry, which gives her an in-depth understanding of how our clients work and exactly what they require.
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Sabrina Schekerka
Agent - Hamburg
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Sabrina Schekerka
Agent - Hamburg
Sabrina truly enjoys dealing with people. With us she can outlive her talent in communication in it´s best sense. Her professional past in the hotel business was a great contribution to that, of course. In her spare time Sabrina likes to travel the world and to write and sing music.
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Amary Tang
Agent - Shanghai
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Amary Tang
Agent - Shanghai
We met Amary when we first explored the Chinese market and she’s been with us ever since. Fun, kind and honest, she enjoys keeping in touch with artists, seeing their latest work and imaging new ways of applying their skills. Her background is in costume design, fashion and animation.
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Chad Lane
Agent - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
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Chad Lane
Agent - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
With a background in commercial photography, business and HR management, Chad thoroughly enjoys the process of developing an idea into its full visual entity. With an open and friendly demeanour, he combines a meticulous approach with attention to detail and an added dose of Aussie humour.
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Archana Karthik
Agent - Mumbai
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Archana Karthik
Agent - Mumbai
Archana has never been the one to shy away from new challenges.
That's what led her to head our team in India, after a rich experience
of over 15 years in both the business and creative fields. Besides
interacting with clients and artists, she enjoys being a passionate student
of linguistics.
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Choon Meng Seng
Agent - Singapore & SEA
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Choon Meng Seng
Agent - Singapore & SEA
Choon Meng is a talented illustrator in his own right, and has launched a successful animation studio. He has contacts throughout Southeast Asia, and a background that combines both creative and business skills. He enjoys working with clients, and helping them achieve outstanding results.
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Paul Hughson
Digital Marketer
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Paul Hughson
Digital Marketer
Paul runs all our Digital Marketing programs and campaigns, heading up a team of highly focused and experienced professionals dedicated to optimising the digital opportunities out there for our artists. This covers all aspects of social media, search, ads, UX and much more besides.
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Vanessa Lambert
Associate Agent
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Vanessa Lambert
Associate Agent
Vanessa has over fifteen years experience as an agent and illustrator with both deep knowledge and sound judgement. She works with us focusing on social media, our monthly newsletters as well as marketing and awards.
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Harry Lyon-Smith
Director
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Harry Lyon-Smith
Director
Harry took over Garden Studio from John Havergal in 1997, and turned it into Illustration Ltd. His passion for connecting with people, collaborating with them and spotting new opportunities have helped evolve the agency into a worldwide network of leading creative talent.

How well do we help our clients to get the best results? Read some of the things people say about us

From our clients

“Andreas and yourself were a dream to work with, and all of the artwork exceeded our expectations. I look forward to working with you again soon!”
“I find working with Illustration Ltd very easy and the agenting team supply a very quick & professional service. They represent a large selection of good quality illustrators with a wide selection of styles. The website is easy to use & search. I enjoy being kept up to date with their promotional emails & Scrapbook notebooks which give me a sense of the illustrator's personality and help me gauge if they are the right person for a particular project.”
“We just recieved our May issue that Tony illustrated for us, and it's just FABULOUS! Getting rave reviews all aound the office. Thank you so much! It will probably be my best cover ever & I have Tony to thank for that. I look forward to working with both Illustration & Tony again in the future”
“We had the first exhibition of the Nippon paint underground artworks in Beijing last week & the feedback was great from the audience. Thanks, we will have the same event in Guangzhou and Shanghai as well, we would love to invite you to be there if you are able. ”
“Just to let you know that you have been extremely helpful for the last 8 months of working on this project. I am actually very impressed with how you handled everything along the way including the contract issues that we had etc.. You were always very responsive, reliable, very sharp and helpful. I went into this project without knowing much about this and was pleasantly surprised with how you were able manage it. Working with an artist across the world who does not speak English or know what I need sounds really challenging. You were a huge part of this thing going really smooth. I hope your boss really appreciates you working for this company :)”
“Many thanks and Im so happy to work with you, guys. Very proud about this work. Big x for all.”
“Lovely to see you last night at Scrapbook Live. So good to see all the artists and their work to. I'm always impressed by the diversity of your artists and I left feeling all inspired.”
“I just wanted to say a big "Thank you" to you for your gorgeous newsletters! I just love them! This is finally a newsletter you don’t want to miss or just overlook! It is so nice to get some further information about the illustrators’ and how they work, what inspires them and so on. Such a nice "distraction" in daily business! =) I get to know many "new" artists I didn’t know or had in mind so far - and of course the free poster is just awesome!!!! This is so nice to get a free "sample" of some wonderful illustrations. I found a place at home for one or the other, or they just decorate my office a little bit”
“Thanks for the illustrations for our project. Both our client and ourselves like them very much. The working process has been very smooth and all achieved within our budget. And special thanks to Tianyin who, through this project, has demonstrated Illustration Ltd’s unique capability of bridging up Chinese creativity with Western interpretation and execution”
“My experience was beyond excellent both with Stacey and Miss Led. Both were able to clearly inform me on what they needed from me and understood my needs and reacted to them quickly and accurately. Made this part of my project the easiest part”
“Thanks Illustration team for a terrific evening at Scrapbook Live - a great way to get a sense of the agency and what it's about. The dynamism of the agents and diversity of the art was very apparent. I've always liked the fact that Illustration Ltd represent a select list of artists whose styles are very broad. This was well showcased. It was a pleasure to meet some of your artists too. To know that the individuals you represent are so energetic, professional and personable really is a huge draw when thinking of commissioning. Above all, we took away a great sense of energy, openness and optimism from artists & agents. Great feelings to have at the moment.”
“"100% reliable, representing great artists. I'm very happy working with Illustration Ltd, and every time I use another agency I instantly regret it. All the lllustrators I've worked with have been very professional, hit deadlines and produced great work. If an illustator is busy Juliette or Mike are great at recommending an alternative"”
“Thanks guys...you’ve got a great range of Illustrators and they’re backed up by your friendly and efficient team....always a pleasure to work with.”
“Thank everyone at Illustration for the lovely notebook that arrived on my desk this morning! All the best”
“I just wanted to thank you profusely for the great illustrations you have made for us in the December issue of Tatler. We are extremely happy and think they look fantastic”

From our illustrators

“I have grown with the agency for over 12yrs and it has to be said the whole experience has been a professional and a pleasurable one. From the early days when I first secured representation they were very tolerant as they nurtured me through the commission process and were always fighting my corner. This patience, personable and professional approach has been maintained throughout my time with the agency. I have always found them nothing but reliable, honest and enthusiastic about each commission I have been involved with. And at the risk of sounding a little gorgonzola – the team has become more of a family than just a mere artist/agent relationship.”
“I feel really lucky to be represented by such an enthusiastic friendly team of amazing agents. They are always professional and really on top of things. I love working with them, they are reliable and a pleasure to work with. I've been represented since 2010 and the agency has really helped to establish my career as an illustrator. I hope to be working together for many years.”
“Thank you Harry! I've lost count of the number of years you and your FAB team have represented me, one thing's for certain, the partnership has yielded great satisfaction from my quarter. My work has developed tremendously under your supervision, to a point I wouldn't have thought possible all those years ago in Blackpool college, sitting at my battered desk ... keep an eye on antiques roadshow it may well show up!”
“I joined Illustration Ltd in 2011 and couldn’t be happier. All of the agents and staff are fantastic and great to work with. They’ve given me the opportunity to work with clients all over the world, most of which I don’t think I would have had the chance to on my own. I’m very honored to be a member of the Illustration Ltd family and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”
“This is my first year of representation with Illustration Ltd and hope there are many more years to come. The whole team are highly professional and also extremely friendly, which is a great bonus. They are a pleasure to work with as they are swift with communication, provide informative briefs and regular promotional support. I have already worked on some dream commissions that I couldn't have achieved without the team. It's an honour to be represented by Illustration Ltd and be amongst the best illustrators.”
“I am honored to be represented by such honest and professional agents! I joined Illustration Ltd over a year ago and thanks to them I have already received many great commissions for worldwide clients. The team constantly promote your work and communicate with you to improve your portfolio and visibility. Thanks to their effort and tireless enthusiasm I feel confident that my portfolio will continually attract a wide range of clients! I couldn't ask for a better team of agents: Juliette is remarkably efficient, Victoria always passionate and professional about giving advice, and the finance team punctual with payments!
“Being represented by Illustration Web has been truly invaluable to me and my dream of being an Illustrator. As a graduate, they have opened doors for me, so early in my career, that I couldn't possibly have reached without their help and knowledge of the industry. The whole team, all over the world, are professional and friendly in equal measure and have made my transition from student to working professional not only a possibility, but a pleasure.”
“Such a great assortment of illustrators from all over the world! And a great team of reps right across the globe! ‘Illustration’ is truly international. The website is always fresh and informative. I really like the Scrapbooks. They are wonderful. For me as an illustrator in the ‘team’ I can really focus on being creative and leave all the other business in their safe hands. From Stacey in the US to Tianyin in China it has always been a great delight to work with ‘Illustration’.”
“Having often heard of difficult stories from many illustrators and artists on how their careers were partly formed by bad experiences with various agencies, I feel very lucky and privileged that Consulting Agent Sarah Beetson immediately saw the potential in my work from a handful of images and to have Illustration Ltd’s encouragement and support to confidently develop as a freelance artist. The agency is unique in that they have a personal approach to each artist, providing great guidance whilst also being very professional and fair in liaising with clients on our behalf. The international team’s expertise and innovative manner upholds the agency’s leading position and I couldn’t have found a better home.”
“Always a pleasure, professional and friendly.
Regular commissions from all over the world, particularly the US and Germany and of course the UK.

Keep up the good work!”

We believe that planting trees combats climate change;
which is why we give 1% of our turnover to WeForest.

Illustration's 1 Million Trees pledge is about a lot more than offsetting our environmental footprint; it's about actively helping to recover lost ecosystems for the benefit of communities and wildlife around the world.

TREES PLANTED SINCE DECEMBER 2012

Our commitment to planting trees
In December 2012 Illustration Ltd made a formal pledge to donate 1% of global turnover to the systematic planting of trees for the foreseeable future. Specifically, we aim to plant 1 million trees every 5 years. Illustration is delighted to be part of a burgeoning movement of companies investing in a healthy planet.

The background to our thinking
On a two year sabbatical spent motorcycling around the world, Illustration’s CEO Harry Lyon-Smith was shocked to witness the degree to which the natural world is being rapidly marginalised by the joined-up scale of urban and industrial expansion, in particular the widespread loss of forests.

In searching for a way in which Illustration could help, inspiration came from Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. Following Chouinard’s example, in December 2012 Harry and the Illustration management team made the decision to donate 1% of turnover to reforestation, with the aim of planting 1 million trees every five years.

In February 2013 Illustration joined 1% for the Planet, a global movement which builds and supports an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

Why we partner with WeForest
We partner with WeForest.org to fulfill our commitment to a sustainable planet. WeForest offers practicable solutions with the aim of restoring ecosystems, focusing also on long-term well being of local communities. WeForest’ s objective is to make Earth cooler and contribute to the unstoppable movement that is restoring the 350 million hectares* of additional forest needed to remain below 2°C temperature increase.
It is possible to stop global warming if we all act now.

*As shared by the N Y Declaration of Forests and backed by scientific research.

Are you an artist looking for representation?

We provide an exceptionally nurturing relationship to help you make the most of your talent, combined with access to some of the leading commissioners around the World.

Click here to find out how to submit examples of your work.

Please understand that because of the exceptionally large number of applications we receive it is unfortunately not possible to respond to everybody.

Would you like to join us as an agent?

Illustration continues to grow our team of agents and expand into new markets around the globe. Think you could be right? Please send a note and CV to us here.

Current Opportunities

Agent, Japan

We are looking for an agent to represent us in Japan.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the local advertising, graphic, editorial, publishing and illustration/animation markets, have an engaging personality, and be organised, empathetic and determined by nature. Fluent spoken and written English is essential.

Application Process

If you are interested and have a strong relevant track record and proven integrity, please email your CV, two or references and message to h@illustrationweb.com.

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