Astounding artist representation
Drawn to better

About us

Astound US Inc is a new kind of Artist Representation business based in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, and now with offices in London.

We aim high - to Astound - by being the Agency with the best in contemporary children's book illustration, and both licensing and commercial art from around the world.

We back that up with excellence in every aspect: from the first presentation, to how we project manage, and all the way through to how we invoice.

We Astound by being good at what we do with a snappy, can-do, enthusiastic, talented and creative attitude. And yes, we're not expensive.

All those things that make for an 'astounding' outcome.

Our promise to artists: career advancement with the right clients, regular creative guidance, strong administrative support and on time payment

Drawn to better.

Be drawn to better.

No matter where you are in the world or at whichever stage of your freelance artist career you may be, we're passionate about helping your career be more successful and rewarding by creating the art you love most! We are on your side: we'll give you insider's tips and client feedback for your folio development, and also introduce you directly to leading children's publishing houses, greeting card companies, jigsaw puzzle and game manufacturers, poster and decorative product suppliers (tableware, stationery)… the list goes on!

We're here to discuss the artistic direction you'd like to pursue and make that a reality with you.

Our positive relationships with our artists have made us the most rapidly growing Artist Agency in New York, possibly the USA. Here in the center of the publishing world, we are just a few subway stops away from the biggest brands worldwide, but we don't stay local - our agents travel everywhere to showcase your portfolio (and custom-made promotional materials!), from coast to coast in the USA, to major fairs in Europe: Frankfurt, Bologna, London and beyond.

We spread the word about your talent through personalized mail-outs, regular correspondence with close contacts in the industry, and online campaigns in addition to our state of the art site - all free to you!

Our partnership with Collaborate Agency's highly experienced team of editors and designers means that we can also support you in developing original children's book ideas into full-fledged storybooks and presentations, which we bring to the biggest children's book fairs of the year.

Best of all, we make sure you're paid right on time.

Astound us! If you'd like to learn more and be represented by Astound US, please email with a sampling of your favorite pieces (8-10 .jpgs under 2MB each).

Astound Team!

What Artists Say September 13 2014

What Clients and Artists Say about Astound

Our Artists Astound us with their talent every day. They are the reason we have Astound, and always love to hear feedback.

Check out what our artists have to say about Astound:

  • “It has been a pleasure working with ASTOUND US. As an Illustrator, I like to feel my Agent understands the kind of work that suits and inspires me. The Artist Agents at ASTOUND do this and more. I feel I’m in excellent hands and I’m excited by the present and future Projects we will work on together.” ~ Rick Fairlamb, Astound Artist
  • “My experience with Astound so far has been absolutely positive. I was working on my first project with a big publisher even before the website was online in the first few weeks that Astound launched. My agent, Emily, contracted the job, helped me in every step, and even my client wrote me with good feedbacks on their meetings. One thing I’m very happy about is that the project was exactly suited to my skills and my kind of portfolio, and the new project the agency is trying to get for me seems again to be very much my kind of thing, while I’ve always found difficult to find my position in the editorial market. I really hope this is just the start of a long collaboration.” ~ Francesca Resta, Astound Artist
  • “Astound is my first experience with an agency. At first I was unsure, but after a few weeks the first collaboration began, and immediately after the second. The people who work in Astound are friendly and helpful. I can only say that so far my experience is very positive and I hope to continue to work with Astound.” ~ Tiziana Longo, Astound Artist