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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!


Summer Mailout August 9 2019

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We Give You a Sneak Peek at our Summer Mailout Heading to Our Most Valued Clients This Summer!

 

This Summer we wanted to send something special through the post to the clients who have helped get Astound to its 5 Year Anniversary. So we’ve put together some pieces that we hope will get you through the Summer, with a focus on being eco friendly. You won’t find any plastic in here!

 

What you will find inside:

Limited Edition Posters from 3 Astounding Artists – Wenjia Tang, Francesca Rosa, Wazza Pink

A Bamboo Fan featuring artwork from Talitha Shipman

Seedpaper (you plant the paper and wildflowers grow!) featuring artwork from Katie Crumpton

Pamphlets from some new signings – Steph Lew, Paula Bossio, Francesca Rosa

And all packed inside one of our signature envelopes with artwork from Chris Saunders

 

We’re so excited to get these out to you and we hope they find their way to you soon. And if you like any of the work you find inside, be sure to get in touch with you agent to find out their availability.

Thank you for your continued support over the years, and here’s to working on many more projects together!

 

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.