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We have no hesitation in recommending this team of creative professionals to anyone seeking high calibre logo and design work. Nadia was so helpful and thorough right from the get go. She was also prompt with her replies and would always respond with a great attitude. In the end, my brother and I ended up with a logo that is even better than we ever imagined. Something we are excited and very proud of. Thank you Matthew, Nadia and IllustrationX!
Steve & John Pace, Gemma Joe's
I am honored to be represented by such honest and professional agents! I joined IllustrationX 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!
Lucia Emanuela Curzi @ illustration
I have had the pleasure of working with IllustrationX and AnimationX for several years 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!
Lauren Mortimer @ illustration
Excellent professional, very helpful and his work is very good. It will undoubtedly surprise your expectations
Alessandro Ricci , Wonder Burger
Thank you for helping coordinate this project with Lisa. She made a fantastic piece that everyone we've shown it to absolutely loves. Also Thank you to Yourself & Mike. You both made an intimidating process incredibly easy (not always an easy thing to do by email)
Jordan Hillinger, Private Client
I've had the pleasure of working with Karen Kaller and am always pleased with her response time and advocacy for both the client and the illustrator. I highly recommend her!
Lauraine Gustafson, Classical Academic Press
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 IllustrationX and AnimationX and be amongst the best illustrators.
Chrissy Lau @ illustration
The agents at IllustrationX and AnimationX 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!
Sara D'Eugenio - Associate Art Director, Seattle Met
IllustrationX was professional and timely with communication and paperwork to keep the project moving forward. They listened to our needs and worked with us to make sure our partnership was smooth and clear for each person involved. Invoicing was clear and arrived as expected. Aside from the business aspect, Lauren was passionate about the project and it was clear that she wanted it to succeed.
Jeremy Albert, Trendy Minds
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 IllustrationX who, through this project, has demonstrated Illustrationx and AnimationX unique capability of bridging up Chinese creativity with Western interpretation and execution
Liza Law, JWT Shanghai
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.
Lily Jin, Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai
Responsive, professional and reliable! Not to mention incredibly talented artists.
Penny Benatovich, Viewpoint Creative
Working with IllustrationX and AnimationX just gets better and better - and I've been with them for over 20 years so I should know! The team themselves are the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness and their experience shines through in every aspect of working with them. They work extremely hard at making sure that both clients and illustrators are happy. I feel my own work and creativity has been able to grow and flourish thanks to the many high calibre clients and varied briefs they have secured for me. They keep me consistently very busy with lovely work - sometimes too much! But they definitely take the headache out of it with their excellent support and working practices. I am proud to be a part of the catalogue of talented, pleasant and enthusiastic artists they attract. For me, Illustration is more than just an agency, it's a connection to the best (and nicest!) people in the industry, right around the world.
Gail Armstrong @ illustration
Many thanks and I'm so happy to work with you, guys. Very proud about this work. Big x for all.
Christiano Neves, JWT
IllustrationX and AnimationX have always been a great support to my endeavours as an illustrator, their tireless interest in finding new clients and the best new illustrators means I'm always gifted with good company. And with clients coming from all over the world, new markets and opportunities are always around the corner.
Rohan Eason @ illustration
Thank you so much for an amazing job. I hope to work with you again on another illustration in the future.
Benjamin MacDonald, Flare Magazine
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.
Simon Williams MD & Creative Director, Feast Creative Ltd - London
Working with Liam has been an absolute pleasure. From briefing to final execution, everything went smoothly and we are extremely pleased with the results.
Alessandro Perottoni - Senior Brand Manager, Sipsmith London
Love working with your agency. Each time it’s been a lovely and seamless experience.
Lidia Moore, Women's Wear Daily
I joined IllustrationX and AnimationX 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 IllustrationX family and look forward to working with them in the years to come.
Joseph McDermott @ illustration
This is a great step forward in Barnardos. The feedback has been so positive, from parents, from staff. We could not have done it without your gorgeous work and illustrations. They add the fun, the vibrancy and we just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Alicia, Jan and the Barnardos Whãnau, Barnardos NZ
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!
Kavel Rafferty @ illustration
I have been represented by the good folks at IllustrationX and AnimationX 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 endeavours better catered for.
T.S Spookytooth @ illustration
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.
Berni Palmer, Freelance Book Designer
I have been an illustrator with IllustrationX and AnimationX 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 IllustrationX and AnimationX 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 that 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.
Alan Baker @ illustration
Just to say that your latest book has just arrived on my desk!!!! I cannot tell you how lovely they are to have – and I was just beginning to get worried that my other one was running out of space. Such a good idea – and so many people comment on it.
Maggie Roberts, Project Director TBWA
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
Kiera Jamison, Icon Books
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 antique's roadshow it may well show up!
Ian Naylor @ illustration
100% reliable, representing great artists. I'm very happy working with IllustrationX and every time I use another agency I instantly regret it. All the illustrators I've worked with have been very professional, hit deadlines and produced great work. If an illustrator is busy Juliette or Alice are great at recommending an alternative
Simon Freeborough, Nuts/IPC Media
We just received our May issue that Tony illustrated for us, and it's just FABULOUS! Getting rave reviews all around 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 IllustrationX and AnimationX & Tony again in the future
Regine M. Lombardo - Art Director, MM&M New York
IllustrationX and AnimationX 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.
Trine Johnson - Producer, Red Bee Media
Working with you and your agency has been a great pleasure. You always answer super prompt and keep the process and communication under the control and I have felt your strong support in every step. Paperwork was prepared accurately and reliably.
Maris Vilu, Koor EU
Nadia and Illustration X made the process of working with an illustrator seamless. From commissioning an illustrator, to checking in along the way, Nadia has made me feel supported throughout the process of getting illustrations ready for my Children’s Picture Book, ’Sophie Won’t Sleep’. Nadia is also a lovely human being, who has always been friendly and approachable throughout the process.
Danielle Camer
IllustrationX has an illustrator for every job. The interaction between client, rep and artist is always easy and professional. My rep, Karen, has always gone above and beyond to help me whenever I bring a project to her.
Gigi Ortwein, SagaCity Media
IllustrationX and AnimationX have 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 IllustrationX
Hannah Davies @ illustration
I got a chance to work with some big clients via IllustrationX, such as Armani Exchange, Sourcebook, Inc, Prevention Magazine etc. And I also feel grateful and thankful for all of IllustrationX team and agents to help my career!
Decue Wu @ illustration
Working with Lauren and the IllustrationX agency ran very smoothly. Responses to any questions were given in a timely manner which was very helpful during deadline driven project.
Farjana Yasmin, Penguin Random House
Such a great assortment of illustrators from all over the world! And a great team of reps right across the globe! ‘IllustrationX’ 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 Amary in China it has always been a great delight to work with ‘IllustrationX’.
Christopher Corr @ illustration
I've hired four different artists from the excellent group of illustrators that IllustrationX and AnimationX 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.
Kelley Cunningham , Art Director, Highlights High Five
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 to 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 :)
Yana Hoch, Self Publisher USA
Thank everyone at IllustrationX and AnimationX for the lovely notebook that arrived on my desk this morning! All the best
Paula Ellis , Deputy Art Director Conde Nast Traveller
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 IllustrationX'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 uphold the agency’s leading position and I couldn’t have found a better home.
Montana Forbes @ illustration
Being represented by IllustrationX and AnimationX 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.
Chris Gilleard @ illustration
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
Emelie De Vitis, Moët & Chandon
IllustrationX and AnimationX have a superb team of agents who are trustworthy, proactive 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.
Helen Lang @ 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.
Stuart Holmes @ illustration
I've known IllustrationX and AnimationX 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 IllustrationX and AnimationX 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 IllustrationX and AnimationX 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.
Ian Lanksbury - Design Director, Radley Yeldar London
IllustrationX and AnimationX picked me up as a raw talent and have helped instil 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.
Ben Tallon @ illustration
As an illustrator for the past 25 years, life has always been up and down especially on the payments side of things. Since joining "IllustrationX and AnimationX" 6 years ago, I have had a steady stream of work, sometimes an overwhelming amount, even having to turn down some jobs. Most of my work comes from London, Germany and the States where the entire team is friendly, approachable and efficient and I never have cause to doubt that they are getting the best possible payment on each commission. The payment system is fair and I can finally organise my life well as I always get paid at the same time each month. Well done "IllustrationX and AnimationX" for finally making my working life an organised one!
Jacqueline Bissett @ illustration

10M Trees

Working together to combat global warming

Every time you commission one of our illustrators or animators, you are not only benefitting from outstanding artistic and creative talent; you’re also helping to create a healthier planet and to alleviate global poverty.


That’s because since 2013 Illustration has been donating 1% of its turnover to systematic growing and protecting trees, to help reverse the rate of global warming. In 2018 we passed the 1 million trees milestone. Our target is now set firmly on growing and protecting a total of 10 million trees in Zambia and the Ethiopian Rift Valley.

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Team

Four continents, eight countries, one agency

Wherever you are in the world, IllustrationX is ready to help you find the right artist for your project and to see that everything goes smoothly with your commission.


Every office in our global network provides you with local agents ready to provide you with expert advice and guidance about artists, styles and market trends


And because IllustrationX operates in four continents and eight countries, we are often the first to spot emerging talent wherever it pops up. It’s all about connecting you to a world of illustration and animation, giving you a real edge and an unrivalled choice and variety. Be inspired!

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Animation

It moves . . .

Many of our illustrators are also animators, from gifs and explainers to tv and outdoor.


You can view their animations in the individual portfolios. To browse all the animation portfolios, just use the Animation filter.


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