Illustration agencies play a key role in producing many of the innovative and award-winning projects we see across the industry. They are the silent forces behind many successful projects and are working continuously to support businesses through this period.
While many businesses want to work directly with an illustrator, others may want to consider going through an agency. All AOI member agents work to our code of conduct, so clients know they will be working with fair and ethical agencies.
Agencies work transparently from client brief to final artist design, ironing logistics and legal documents, leaving more time for artist and client focus on the most enjoyable parts of a commission. An Illustration agency can help launch projects to the next level – they are top creative thinkers with the commercial expertise to match.
Following on from our hit business series article, ‘Now is the perfect time to work with Illustrators and Animators’ we’re proud to highlight our network of brilliant member Illustration Agencies and break-down what they offer – to help propel your business projects forward.
Some agencies are leaders in specific fields such as publishing or advertising, and some remain flexible in their approach or style, working with illustrators interested in a variety of formats. From product packaging, business branding & marketing, to murals and outdoor displays – the possibilities are endless.
Each image links though the agencies website, we have also included a full list of categories below.
Agency: Handsome Frank – Illustrator Petra Eriksson
Agency: Roar – Illustrator Darren Shaddick
Agency: Meiklejohn – Illustrator Becky Thorns
Agency: Phosphor Art – Illustrator Pastiche
Agency: Folio Art – Illustrator Eleni Debo
Agency: Debut Art – Illustrator Chris Labrooy
Agency: Jelly – Illustrator Alva Skog
Agency: JSR – Illustrator R. Fresson
Agency: Oskar Illustration Agency – Illustrator Bertrand Aznar
Agency: Jacky Winter – Illustrator Eirian Chapman
Agency: Illustration X – Illustrator Darruda
Agency: Arena – Illustrator Graham Carter
Agency: Artist Partners – Illustrator Jamie Edler
Branding/Corporate/Advertising Handsome Frank, Meiklejohn, Debut Art, Roar, Artist Partners, JSR, Strange Beast, NB Illustration, The Artworks, Phosphor Art, Jelly, Oskar Illustration, Folio, Jacky Winter, Illustration X, Usfolk, Dogeatcog, Everyone.
Publishing Arena, Holroyde Cartey, Folio, Debut Art, Meiklejohn, Artist Partners, Bright.
Sign Writing Better Letters, Jelly.
While we have categorised these agencies – note that some may lead production in other areas so make sure you check out their websites for a full reflection of what they do.