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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 Therese Cilia July 31 2018

Featured Artists

Therese Cilia croppedTherese Cilia : New Astound Artist

 

Therese Cilia is a painter and illustrator whose whimsical and detailed work finds a home in children’s books, fine art prints, stationery, textiles, and commissions. She is inspired by stories of the human spirit, by the natural world, and by an obsession with artist materials and paper products.

Therese Cilia obtained her BFA in 2007 at OCAD University in Toronto. In 2012, she turned a two-week artist retreat into a year-long residence in Bonavista, NFLD, where she began illustrating her first children’s book,Over by the Harbour by Dwayne LaFitte (Flanker Press, 2014), which appeared on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’sBestBooks for Kids and Teens, 2014. Bullet the New Steam Engine(Flanker Press, 2015), about the train’s first journey along the pre-Confederation Newfoundland Railway, marks her second collaboration with LaFitte.Keeper of the Lightby Janet Barkhouse (Formac Publishing, 2016) is her third picture book.

She recently received an Arts Recognition Award from theQuinte Arts Council for her contribution to the arts. Thérèse lives in Belleville, Ontario with her husband, baby Julia Rose, and their dog, Margaret Atwood.

 

Check out more work from Therese Cilia here!

 

 

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.