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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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Lauren Ashleigh
Agent - New York
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Lauren Ashleigh
Agent - New York
Lauren works in NYC as part of the US team. She adores working with artists and people who love art. Lauren has a background in fine art and photography and keeps her finger on the pulse of the New York art world. She is always seeking out creative inspiration and stimulation in the forms of fine art, design, music, and film.
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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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Susan Bell
Accounts team
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Susan Bell
Accounts team
Susan xxxx 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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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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Alice Ball
Agent - London
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Alice Ball
Agent - London
Before representing our illustration talents, Alice worked in some of London’s top advertising agencies. She loves the part of her role that involves finding the perfect illustrator for each commission, and she’s great when it comes to establishing relationships between clients and our artists, be it in English or her fluent German.
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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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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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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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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 experience as both an illustrator and an agent, and quickly comes to grips with the creative vision behind the projects she works on. She promotes all the great work our artists do for clients via social media, and also curates our monthly newsletter.
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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

“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.”
“I've hired four different artists from the excellent group of illustrators that IllustrationWeb represents, and have had great results each time. The jobs always go smoothly. There is a great range of artists and styles here. When searching for the right talent for an assignment, this is one of my "go-to" sites to check out. I plan on using my favorite artists again, and also look forward to trying new artists in the group.”
“Stacey is a perfect Communicator and is always on top of any issue that we may have”
“Dear Rosie and IllustrationWeb
Thank you again for the fantastic illustrations you have done for our project.”
“Thank you again for all your help in organising Jacqueline for our hotel launch. We have received nothing but wonderful comments from the evening and her presence was a real highlight for many guests. It got very busy at some points but she was an absolute professional throughout…sketching non-stop for five hours!! ”
“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.”
“With a fabulous selection of artists and a staff that is always on the ball, Illustration Ltd. makes my dreams come true every time.”
“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!”
“It was a pleasure working with you & Bob! Keep in touch! ”
“Illustrationweb have a really great range of talent, the website is simple and it’s easy to find exactly what I’m looking for and they are always a pleasure to work with.”
“I am very impressed with my dealings with Stacey Endress, particularly; she is always very responsive, understanding and flexible -- a great asset to your organization! Very efficient wonderful to deal with! Great team!”
“I've known Illustration for many years now and have always found them to be highly professional and passionate about delivering the best possible results, both from a creative and cost point of view. Each of the different agents that I've met are simply delightful, keen to help and to get the best out of their illustrators ensuring they deliver on brief and on time, every time.

The range of illustrators/artists they represent are the best in their field, and Illustration pride themselves on the wide variety of styles on offer. I find the website particularly useful when searching for just the right person and style to present on to my clients. Knowing that a can trust Illustration to support me in what I need, while ensuring that their artists are treated fairly and encouraged to do their best work time and again, makes it very easy to recommend them as the best illustration agency around.

Great people, great artist, great results.”
“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.”
“Thank you so much for an amazing job. I hope to work with you again on another illustration in the future.”
“"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"”

From our illustrators

“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.”
“I have been an illustrator with Illustration Ltd since they started [I was with The Garden studio before this when Harry Lyon-Smith first began to work for them].

Up until this point I had had a number of disastrous relationships with agents run by cowboys - a very expensive and upsetting process. I have complete faith in Illustration Ltd and its brilliant team. They have always proven honest, efficient, friendly and dealt with clients in a business-like manner.

They are always one step ahead of the game when it comes to marketing and promotion. I haven't seen a better web site which is always being looked at and updated.

Un-like my past agents, I have always been paid [and on time] They communicate regularly with newsletters and promotions on different artists as well as having social events with their illustrators.

I have worked frequently for Die Illustratoren in Germany and also for Stacey in the US. Again, I can't speak more highly of them. Stacey is remarkably efficient and friendly always following through any opportunities that present themselves.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Illustration Ltd for just over a year now, and it's been a joy! Always friendly and professional, they have provided me with great work and clientele, from the UK and USA especially. I feel as though I'm in good hands!”
“After years of going it alone with some success the opportunity to sign with Illustration Ltd presented itself in 2009 when Senior Agent Victoria Pearce spotted my work. Joining the Illustration Ltd family has been the best career decision I have made. The team's knowledge of the publishing and design industries as well as their kindness and nurturing approach to their artists is balanced with complete professionalism towards the clients ensuring positive results all round. Illustration ltd and the team have been fundamental in helping me grow and develop as both an artist and also a business, introducing my work to an ever increasing audience of high end clients. I can wholeheartedly and without hesitation recommend! ”
“Illustration have represented me for the past 6 years and in that time i've been fortunate to work with some great clients throughout the world. The team at illustration web are an incredibly dedicated, motivated and reliable group of people that continually strive to working with the highest calibre of clients across a wide range of sectors. I genuinely feel that i'm in safe hands and that they're representing me professionally, proactively and efficiently.

Its a pleasure and privilege to be working with illustration web and to be in the company of other such esteemed 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.”
“Illustration web has a fantastic team of agents working around the world. They are all great to work with, very trustworthy and enthusiastic. I put my complete trust in them to look after the job in hand. I have been a part of this large family of illustrators for a few years, and feel like my client base has gone from strength to strength. Illustration has given me the chance to work with all ends of the illustration world and given me lots of experience in many different area's ! Fantastic Team!
Thank you illustration”
“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.”
“After finishing am MA at Kingston in Illustration I managed to show Maggie Davis Fashion Editor at Time Out my portfolio, she liked my work and included me in the A - Z of Fashion article she was writing for the Observer. Victoria Pearce from Illustration spotted me and got me on the books. With in a few months I was working on spreads for Harpers Bazaar and then an 18 page spread in Tatler, I was over the moon. The agents are all very friendly and knowledgeable and the accounts straight forward. I've got to work with some amazing clients like Louis Vuitton and Mercedes Benz and for this I am very grateful. I love my work and its made even easier with great agents behind me. ”

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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