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!

Easter Excitement from the Astound Artists April 17 2019

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Bunnies, Eggs and Chicks – Our Astounding Artists present New Work for the New Season

The most eggciting time of year is almost upon us! That’s right, you guessed it, Easter is almost here. It’s a time of bouncing bunnies, delicate Spring flowers and decadently decorated eggs. As you will see from our artists’ work below, Easter brings out a sense of fun and whimsy that makes us want to hop with joy.

Gabe Alborozo – This bunny seems to have feasted on all his Easter eggs early!

Jesus Lopez – We love this gentle-bunny’s suit and he certainly looks proud of his decorated egg

Hatiye Garip – Where do eggs come from? Chickens! And this farm scene from Hatiye makes use of graphic shapes and bold colours.

Judith Loske – a British favourite! Hot Cross Buns. This cute woodland tea party from Judith makes use of pastel tones which perfectly fit the season.

Alicia Teba – When you’re left to look after all the baby chicks! However, it doesnt look like too much of a chore.

Jo Byatt – Peeping in to find the Easter Bunny’s hidden layer. And what an exciting place it seems!

Forrest Burdett – Forrest has made great use of colour here and we love the idyllic setting he has created.

Rea Zhai – What naughty bunnies getting messy in their workshop.

Alice Brereton – Such a great donkey from Alice, showing off his Easter Bonnet ready for the parade!


Astound Artist 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.