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 5 Brilliant Bubble Baths! January 8 2019

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Top 5 Brilliant Bubble Baths!

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is International Bubble Bath Day. Besides Christmas & Black Friday it’s sure to be one of the most important days of the year to both bath enthusiasts and shower fiends. It’s the one day of the year where everyone is allowed to take a minute to themselves and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing bubble bath. Light some candles, put on your favourite slow jams and give yourself some much needed TLC. Our artists’ portrayals of bubble baths showcase a diverse range of all the different ways you can do it, so how do you like your bubble bath?

Browse our brilliant bubble baths below, tweet us which one you’re inspired by @astound_US. #AstoundingArtists #IllustrationsAgency #BrilliantBubbleBaths

Daniela Dogliani 

Daniela’s work conjures up a playful atmosphere. The light colours and cloudy texture make it seem almost as if it’s the steam coming from the warm bubbly water that we wish we could jump into.

Marie-Noelle Horvath

Marie-Noelle gives us a mouse serving ultimate bubble bath goals. The fun, cartoonish illustration brings a sense of playfulness to the fore.

Claudia Tenorio 

Claudia lets us into an warm and textured moment between mother and baby bunny. Have bath time rituals ever looked cuter?

Therese Cilia

Perhaps the most fun of all of the baths so far, Therese has created a work that makes us want to say “cheers!” to a good old fashioned bubble bath.

Joaquin Paris

This image is sure to send anyone right back to a time when bubble baths were playgrounds. New signing Joaquin’s work is simple at first glance, but exquisitely detailed upon a second look.



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.