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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!


Top 4 Board Books of the Week June 21 2017

Top 5

This week we’re channeling our inner youth with Board Books. Our Astounding Artists cover all different age ranges and each of these artists are available for new projects! Take a closer look at their work in their linked bios, as well as our entire Board Book selection here. Don’t forget to check back in next week for new Astounding Artwork and feel free to tweet your favorites @astound_us

Hilli Kushnir‘s Scientist - We love that Hilli’s adorable Scientist is brewing up inspiration for our young readers to pursue their passions. She’s given her bold shapes a hint of texture to differentiate the different layers, giving this board book a whimsical but stylized look.

Junissa Bianda‘s Circus – Junissa taps into the rambunctious minds of toddlers with this relatable playtime theme. She’s made it strategically busy with different costumes and props to create a dynamic and interactive space where imagination rules.

Lindsay Dale-Scott‘s Polar Bear Campfire – We think this winter campfire scene is absolutely adorable! Lindsay keeps the board book style with giving the piece a hand-drawn feeling with textures and shading.

Alex Willmore‘s Jungle Adventures – Alex has a unique way of inspiring and nurturing the sense of adventure of our youngest readers. His bright colors and textured shading keep all of his scenes interesting and fun.