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!

Top 10 Autumn Illustrations November 7 2018

Top 10

Astounding Autumn Atmospheres

As Autumn progresses and we find more and more leaves on the ground, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite autumnal illustrations from our #AstoundingArtists that epitomize the season! Our artists have perfectly captured the feeling of wrapping up warm on a blustery day, not to mention the excitement that comes from playing in a huge leaf pile. And where would autumn be without a few woodland animals?

Make sure you check out more from these artists’ by clicking the links below to see their full portfolio’s! Don’t forget to tweet your favorites @astound_us #astoundTop10 #AutumnAtmospheres

Anna Abramskaya

Anna’s beautiful illustration captures the joy that comes from playing with friends outdoors. And where better than in a woodland with loads of fallen leaves. Especially when you’re a woodland animal!

Ashley Stewart

Ashley’s illustration is graphic and dynamic, focusing on that joyous moment before landing in a pile of leaves.

Chiara Fedele

Chiara’s work features a whole selection of animals, including deers, otters and geese, all gazing in awe at the marvel of autumn as the leaves blow throughout the woods.

Fabio Mancini

In this illustration, Fabio shows us the blustery side of autumn, with almost anonymous characterisation. Featuring commuters and dog walkers caught up in the gusts of wind as well as a crow seeking refuge in the arms of a woman.

Giuliania Marigliano

Giuliania expertly shows us the perils of tying balloons to small dogs in high winds  with her work, involving movement from her use of swirling lines.

Maribel Lechuga

This hedgehog epitomises the feeling that comes with wrapping up in winter and finding a cosy sheltered spot. He is perfectly snug in his bed of fallen leaves.

Nadja Sarell

Nadja’s young girl is full of excitement here as she plummets towards the pile of leaves in her fetching green and red striped trousers. You can almost hear the screams of glee.

Sean Longcroft

What better way to experience autumn than with a family walk through the fallen leaves! Sean has applied a real personality to this family as they stroll through the woods.

Shane Crampton

Hold onto your hats! Otherwise the autumn winds might blow it away as this girl found in a clearing in the woods. Shane has used strong autumnal colours to illustrate his woodland scene.

Tommy Doyle

This squirrel is proudly showing off his stash of acorns at his friend the racoon’s house. Strong use of yellow sets the scene here.



Astound Artists Agency Manhattan is a new kind of artist representation based in New York City and London.  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. Astound US – Drawn to better.