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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 contact@astound.us with a sampling of your favorite pieces (8-10 .jpgs under 2MB each).

Astound Team!


Astound at LBF and beyond! April 20 2015

Astound Agents

Emily Visits London for LBF

Astound is always out and about, showing our artist’s work to our wonderful clients! And there is no better way to do so than by traveling the world!

As we approach Astound’s 1 year anniversary, we are happy to say we have been to Frankfurt, Bologna, and London Book Fairs! And this is just the beginning, with Book Expo America and Surtex right around the corner. We are a new agency, with new artists, and we are excited to get our artists jobs with publishers around the world!

I had the pleasure of visiting London, and driving to Oxford to see OUP, while in the UK for the London Book Fair. The entire week was filled with sunshine, and wonderful books! I will be missing London, but Helen will be there in July to say hello to anyone who I was unable to see this time around.

Take a look through the photo gallery to see how busy and filled with light Olympia was on day 2 of the fair! I had a lovely time at Olympia, which proved to be a very beautiful, and well planned venue. I also met with publishers throughout the city of London, and also met Francesca Resta, one of our artists who just moved to London and is free to take on new illustration jobs!

See you at the next fair ~

Emily