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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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Choon Meng Seng
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Choon Meng Seng
Agent
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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Alice Ball
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Alice Ball
Agent
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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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
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Mike Cowley
Agent & Stock
Mike relishes his role working with our artists, either with their commissioning portfolio or stock one. He approaches everything he does with a desire to do the best possible job, and is straight down the line, calm and likes a laugh. Mike is also a practicing illustrator.
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Juliette Lott
Senior Agent & Associate Director
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Juliette Lott
Senior Agent & Associate Director
Vivacious and always willing to help, Juliette keeps our British office ticking with her energy and enthusiasm. She’s fast and efficient, yet she gives every project the attention it needs in order to thrive, from small editorial pieces right through to huge advertising campaigns.
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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 diligent. 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
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Victoria Pearce
Senior Agent / Creative and Marketing
With over 20 years experience as an agent, Vicky worked in photography and fashion before discovering the inspiring world of illustration. Communication is her forte – whether that’s meeting clients, speaking at creative events, or overseeing all our promotional activities both online and in print.
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Lauren Ashleigh
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Lauren Ashleigh
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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 Agent
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Stacey Endress
Senior 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
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Karen Kaller
Agent
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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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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Julia Freudenthal
Agent
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Julia Freudenthal
Agent
Julia 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
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Janna Kruetzer
Agent
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
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Alexandra Maul
Senior Agent and Associate Director
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
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Steffi Rauch
Senior Agent
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
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Sabrina Schekerka
Sabrina mag einfach den Umgang mit Menschen und kann ihr Talent zur Kommunikation hier im positivsten Sinne ausleben. Ihre berufliche Vergangenheit im Hotelgwerbe hat dazu natürlich maßgeblich beigetragen. In ihrer Freizeit bereist Sabrina die Welt und widmet sich schreibend und singend der Musik.
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Amary Tang
Agent
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Amary Tang
Agent
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 imagining new ways of applying their skills. Her background is in costume design, fashion and animation.
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Archana Karthik
Agent - India
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Archana Karthik
Agent - India
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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 newsletters.
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Jac Lott
Associate Agent
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Jac Lott
Associate Agent
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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Harry Lyon-Smith
Director
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Harry Lyon-Smith
Director
Harry took on 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

“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 wanted to email you both together now the illustrations are done and I've sent the book to print just to say thank you! It was lovely working with you both and made the commissioning process so straightforward. And of course, we're all thrilled with the illustrations and can't wait to see them in the final book. They really are wonderful pieces. (I don't know if you get inundated with such things, but do let me know if you'd like a copy of the book and ”
“Stacey is a perfect Communicator and is always on top of any issue that we may have”
“It was really great for our team to meet with Jacqueline last night. The event was a great success, with both our hosts and guests commenting on Jacqueline’s amazing illustrations. Thank you again for all your help, we hope to work with yourself and Jaqueline again on future events.”
“With a fabulous selection of artists and a staff that is always on the ball, Illustration Ltd. makes my dreams come true every time.”
“Thank you so much for an amazing job. I hope to work with you again on another illustration in the future.”
“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”
“The agents at Illustration Ltd were an absolute delight to work with. Stacey was quick to respond and flexible with deadlines and budget restrictions. Definitely one of my first stops when looking to assign an illustration project!”
“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.”
“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”
“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 :)”
“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!! ”
“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!”
“Many thanks for the illustrations - they're spot on! The pages look really fab.”

From our illustrators

“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!”
“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 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.”
“I have been represented by the good folks at Illustration Ltd for over eight years now since being spotted by Senior Agent Juliette Lott and Consulting Agent Sarah Beetson at an exhibition of my work. I was represented shortly afterwards and since then I have enjoyed not only the opportunity to work on some first class commissions for worldwide clients but I have also had the constant support, guidance and expertise of the whole team. Thank heavens for that exhibition and the potential that they saw in me. I couldn’t wish to have my illustration endeavors better catered for.”
“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’.”
“Illustration Ltd have a superb team of agents whom are trustworthy, pro active and completely reliable. Their varied client list has allowed me to expand the breadth of jobs undertaken. Their finance team is punctual with payments and they have been nothing but utterly brilliant to work with.”
“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 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.”
“Illustration Ltd picked me up as a raw talent and have helped instill a deep understanding of the visual communication industry and client needs whilst leaving my creativity unbridled. A friendlier, more accommodating and professional agency you'll struggle to find. I'm thrilled to be signed to the best in the world.”
“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.”

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.

Tree Planting Report
November 2017
Tree Planting Report
November 2016
Tree Planting Report
November 2015

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, Australia and New Zealand

We are looking for an agent to represent us in ANZ (Australia/New Zealand).

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.

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.

Senior Agent, Exclusive Territory

Do you live in a country not currently represented by Illustration and want to start your own business as an exclusive agent representing and promoting our amazing roster of international illustrators/animators? You would be responsible for running the local agency and recruiting leading local illustrators/animators.

Fluent spoken and written English is essential. Remuneration will be by way of commission on jobs.

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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