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!

Dreamy Licensed Products from Astound August 27 2018

News From Astound!

Check out the Newest Licensed Products by #AstoundingArtists

We are excited to showcase the newest licensed products that have arrived to our Manhattan office this week.  Angela Rizza’s newest card design for Papyrus is both decorative and intricate, making it the perfect everyday card. Ideal for both Halloween and all things spooky! (Perfect timing with the holiday right around the corner).  This card is super fun with its innovative 3D element — the sparkles move around inside the crystal ball!

Marie-Rose Boisson has created a lovely illustration for Viabella that is stylish and dreamy. Summer is still here and this card delights with its mod aesthetic and funky glasses. As a special card for Mom to give to her daughter, every girl will be sure to smile.

Also, Kat Uno’s two new Ice Cream Cats Mix & Match Puzzles for Mudpuppy are a perfect activity for the kids on a hot summer day. With two sizes to choose from, they appeal to kids (and parents) of all ages! We can’t get enough of how cute these are!

Follow the links to see more images by each of these #AstoundingArtists and don’t forget to tweet your favorites @astound_us #AstoundArtists:

Kat Uno

Angela Rizza

Marie-Rose Boisson 


Astound Artists Agency Manhattan is a new kind of artist representation based in New York City.  We aim high – to Astound – by being the illustration agency with the best contemporary children’s book illustrators and greeting card designers that the industry has to offer. We connect publishers and artists from around the globe, with our Astound Illustration Agency London offices now open in the UK. Astound US – Drawn to better.