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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!


Spotlight on New Artist Monica de Rivas February 7 2018

Featured Artists

Photo Monica de RivasMonica de Rivas : New Astound Artist

 

Monica de Rivas is an illustrator born in Malaga, and currently based in Spain. When she was a girl, she liked to draw and read stories. She studied illustration at the School of Art and Design San Telmo, Malaga. 
Initially she used the techniques of graphite and oil, but now she uses only digital techniques and is passionate about children’s illustration.

Monica de Rivas likes to go to the beach, dinners with friends and family, and the snow! She has two green and wonderful turtles. She loves to use cats in her illustrations. She has worked with clients from Europe, North America and China. Currently, she works with clients from around the world.

Check out more work from Monica de Rivas here!

 

Astound US is a new kind of artist representation business based in Downtown Manhattan. We aim high – to Astound – by being the agency with the best contemporary children’s book illustrators and commercial artists from around the world. As an international illustration agency we represent over 130 astounding freelance illustrators, offering the perfect style for whatever your next project may be. Astound – Drawn to better.