Connecting you to the most varied and diverse top illustration talent from around the globe since 1929


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We started in 1929 with a small studio in London’s Covent Garden. Today llustrationX is one of the world’s leading illustration agencies with agents active across four continents.

The secret of our success is in our mission, people, and values. We work hard to exceed expectation and deliver on our promises.

Our mission is to find and connect you to the most talented illustrators and animators in the world. Our talent scouts explore every nook of the planet to offer you the ideal illustrator or animator to help you maximize the creative and communications impact of your project every time.

Our people are consistently praised for their professionalism, friendliness and expertise.* In fact 96% of our clients say they would recommend us. Wherever you live and work, our local agents have the skill and experience to advise you on the right choice of illustrator for your project.

Our values ensure that we negate our environmental impact, give back to our communities, and actively support our colleagues and customers. You can find out more about our commitment to sustainability and inclusivity, and the groups we support here.


* Source: IllustrationX Annual Customer Surveys, 1998 to 2023.

Association of Illustrators
Society of Artists' Agents
Society of Illustrators
Artist Management Association
Juliette LottSenior Agent & Associate Director - Londonuk
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.
Stacey EndressSenior US Agent, Directorus
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.
Karen KallerArtist Representative - New Yorkus
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.
Jac LottUK Agentuk
Having worked closely with our illustrators and animators for many years, Jacqueline uses her experience and expertise to keep projects running smoothly. She does so with charm, passion and endeavour – liaising with clients and artists to ensure every brief is fulfilled to the highest standards of professionalism and creativity.
Lauren AshleighArtist Representative - New Yorkus
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.
Ana BandarraAgent - Brazil & South Americasbr
With 20 years of experience working with creative talent as art buyer in Rio's top advertising agencies and creative studios Ana joins our agents team representing our artists in Brazil and South America.
Her passion for art, her understanding of the creative process and attention to each commission's needs ensures a smooth and pleasant process for both artists and clients on the delivery of projects.
Alice DesmondAgent Ambassadoruk
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.
Sarah HodderFinance Directoruk
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.
Sarah BeetsonTalent Vanguarduk
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.
Briana KranzWest Coast Agentus
As our agent on the West Coast, Briana strives for clarity and connection between client and artist. With her experience as a drawing professor and professional illustrator, she is familiar with the fluidity and rhythm within the creative process and how that develops into outstanding outcomes.
Nadia SeoAgent, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbaneau
With years of experience in the creative industries, Nadia has keen and innovative insights in the areas of art and designs. She likes everything she does to be articulate and well-organised. Nadia enjoys working with people, and people who’ve worked with Nadia admire her diligence, efficiency, creativity and patience.
Amary TangAgent - Shanghaicn
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.
Harry Lyon-SmithDirector
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.
Vanessa LambertMarketing & Associate Agentuk
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.
Paul HughsonDigital Marketer
Paul runs all our Digital Marketing programs and campaigns, heading up a team of full time 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.
Hannah JustoAccounts Team
Hannah is a highly skilled member of our accounts department with over 5 years of experience in accounting and finance. She provides valuable support to Susan Bell and Sarah Hodder, while also effectively interacting with our team and clients. Hannah is always eager to assist with any query or problem, making her an invaluable asset to our team.
Anil RaoAgent & Marketing Support
Anil brings a wealth of experience to the organization with a background in graphic design and expertise in the digital space. As an integral member of the team, Anil provides essential support to agents and artists, managing day-to-day administrative tasks. Additionally, Anil’s skills prove invaluable to the marketing and management teams, assisting with email and SEO campaigns and website management
Marie BastilleParis Agentfr
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.
Sébastien GiraultParis Agentfr
Opportunities are born out of beautiful encounters: after 15 years working in the digital marketing & communication industry, Sebastien met with Marie Bastille and joined her as senior agent for France. His ability to listen and his knowledge of advertisers' needs are a strength in advising them in their search for the most appropriate illustrator.
Alexandra MaulSenior Agent and Associate Director - Hamburgde
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.
Steffi RauchSenior Agent - Hamburgde
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.
Julia FreudenthalAgent - Hamburgde
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.
Janna KruetzerAgent - Hamburgde
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.
Stephanie SchaferAgent Assistant - Brazilbr
Stephanie has a unique background as she has grabbed every work opportunity life has presented her. Her diverse skillset showcases the patience and organizational skills of an experienced teacher, as well as the creative sensibility of an artist. Art has always been her haven, from visiting museums for inspiration to creating pieces in her spare time- she is no stranger to the creative process. She works alongside Ana Bandarra in Brazil and is passionate about building connections.
Juliette Lott
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.
Stacey Endress
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.
Karen Kaller
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.
Jac Lott
Having worked closely with our illustrators and animators for many years, Jacqueline uses her experience and expertise to keep projects running smoothly. She does so with charm, passion and endeavour – liaising with clients and artists to ensure every brief is fulfilled to the highest standards of professionalism and creativity.
Lauren Ashleigh
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.
Ana Bandarra
With 20 years of experience working with creative talent as art buyer in Rio's top advertising agencies and creative studios Ana joins our agents team representing our artists in Brazil and South America.
Her passion for art, her understanding of the creative process and attention to each commission's needs ensures a smooth and pleasant process for both artists and clients on the delivery of projects.
Alice Desmond
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.
Sarah Hodder
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.
Sarah Beetson
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.
Briana Kranz
As our agent on the West Coast, Briana strives for clarity and connection between client and artist. With her experience as a drawing professor and professional illustrator, she is familiar with the fluidity and rhythm within the creative process and how that develops into outstanding outcomes.
Nadia Seo
With years of experience in the creative industries, Nadia has keen and innovative insights in the areas of art and designs. She likes everything she does to be articulate and well-organised. Nadia enjoys working with people, and people who’ve worked with Nadia admire her diligence, efficiency, creativity and patience.
Amary Tang
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.
Harry Lyon-Smith
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.
Vanessa Lambert
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.
Paul Hughson
Paul runs all our Digital Marketing programs and campaigns, heading up a team of full time 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.
Hannah Justo
Hannah is a highly skilled member of our accounts department with over 5 years of experience in accounting and finance. She provides valuable support to Susan Bell and Sarah Hodder, while also effectively interacting with our team and clients. Hannah is always eager to assist with any query or problem, making her an invaluable asset to our team.
Anil Rao
Anil brings a wealth of experience to the organization with a background in graphic design and expertise in the digital space. As an integral member of the team, Anil provides essential support to agents and artists, managing day-to-day administrative tasks. Additionally, Anil’s skills prove invaluable to the marketing and management teams, assisting with email and SEO campaigns and website management
Marie Bastille
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.
Sébastien Girault
Opportunities are born out of beautiful encounters: after 15 years working in the digital marketing & communication industry, Sebastien met with Marie Bastille and joined her as senior agent for France. His ability to listen and his knowledge of advertisers' needs are a strength in advising them in their search for the most appropriate illustrator.
Alexandra Maul
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.
Steffi Rauch
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.
Julia Freudenthal
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.
Janna Kruetzer
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.
Stephanie Schafer
Stephanie has a unique background as she has grabbed every work opportunity life has presented her. Her diverse skillset showcases the patience and organizational skills of an experienced teacher, as well as the creative sensibility of an artist. Art has always been her haven, from visiting museums for inspiration to creating pieces in her spare time- she is no stranger to the creative process. She works alongside Ana Bandarra in Brazil and is passionate about building connections.

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