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

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About Us

Founded in London’s Covent Garden in 1929, IllustrationX is the world’s leading illustration agency, with eight offices across four continents.


We connect you to the most varied and diverse collection of top illustration talent from across the globe, which helps you to maximise the creative and commercial impact of your projects each and every time.


Our agents are consistently recognised for their professionalism and expertise*. Wherever you live and work, our local team is alive to emerging trends and market insights, ready to advise you on making the right choices. Call or email us to discuss your needs at any time.


We are a caring business and think of our clients and artists as part of the family, building close relationships with each of them and nurturing the potential of every commission for everyone’s benefit. We love what we do.


As a caring business, we have had a net zero carbon footprint since 2013 through our Ten Million Trees programme, to which we commit 1% of our annual turnover. We are dedicated to combating global warming.


IllustrationX is a member of the Association of Illustrators UK (AOI) and a member of the Society of Artists' Agents UK (SAA) and adheres to the conditions of membership.


* Source: IllustrationX Annual Customer Surveys, 1998 to 2018.

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.
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.
Susan Bell
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judith Blanche
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.
Corinna Hein
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chad Lane
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.
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.
Love working with your agency. Each time it’s been a lovely and seamless experience.
Lidia Moore, Women's Wear Daily
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 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
IllustrationX makes it easy. I had never worked with an agency before and they helped me pick an option that perfectly suited my needs.
Jake Prince, Elevos
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
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!
Jess Williams - Art Director, AGInteractive
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
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
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
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
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
Working with IllustrationX was easy and seamless. Lauren was quick to respond to any questions and made the process of our first time working with an illustrator super easy. Everything went swimmingly! The brief was answered quickly and professionally, the communication flowed fast and seamlessly, everything was done in a timely manner, and our expectations were exceeded.
Kaitlyn Bowen, Michigan Breastfeeding Network
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
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
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
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
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
Many thanks and I'm so happy to work with you, guys. Very proud about this work. Big x for all.
Christiano Neves, JWT
I'm so proud to be represented by you and I still pinch myself at some of the clients I have had the pleasure of working with. It would not be possible without you great people so thank you so so much and I look forward to getting better at my craft this year and working with you on some more fun projects!
Luke Scriven @ illustration
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
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
"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!
Anonymous, USA Art Buyer (Subject to Non Disclosure Agreement)
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
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
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
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