ARTS THREAD Speed Portfolios @New Designers Part 2 11am-4pm Thurs/Fri/Sat
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This year we are delighted to announce that in Part 2 we will have experts from The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) to advise graduate illustrators - sign up for your portfolio session now!
The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) is a group of like-minded British Illustrators' Agents whose main aim is to promote the use of quality illustration and encourage the very highest standards of professionalism for the mutual benefit of clients, illustrators and agents. The SAA collectively represent over 1000 top flight illustrators - they nurture new talent as well as promoting established artists throughout the world. The SAA believe in putting back into the industry by helping to educate creative graduates through various educational events and portfolio surgeries which they hold on an annual basis. They enjoy strong links with the AOI, Arts Thread and many Universities nationwide.
Full list of experts -
Alice Bal & Victoria Pearce, Illustration Ltd: Founded in 1929, Illustration Ltd is a leading international illustration and animation agency with offices in London, New York, Hamburg, Paris, Mumbai, Shanghai and Sydney. We represent over 150 of the world’s leading illustrators, artists and animators with experience spanning advertising, design, retail, fashion, packaging, publishing, editorial, digital, motion graphic to name a few.
Camilla Barnard, Founder Camilla Barnard Studio Sculptor and illustrator based in Hoxton, East London, Camilla'’s work focuses on one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces for installations, window displays, private collections, and galleries. She is best known for her wooden recreations of everyday objects. Her clients include Anthropologie, Design Museum, Designersblock, L’ArcoBaleno, Paul Smith, Pitfield London, Roger Vivier, Southbank Centre, Transport for London, and Tigerprint among others.
Caroline Thomson Arena Illustration has become a well-respected go-to agency for the country's most talented creatives. Their manifesto is to provide the highest quality illustration by talented individual artists with excellent skills in their field. Arena Illustration is now home to an enviable and carefully crafted list of illustrators alongside an interstellar cast of award-winners and best-sellers.
Cath Leach Cath Leach has over 10 years experience as a design manager, in brand communications, for both agency and in-house at BBC Worldwide, HarperCollins and The Woolmark Company. She is now a freelance graphic design consultant that specialises in delivering interior graphics for commercial spaces.
Claire Meiklejohn, Meiklejohn have been representing illustrators for over 40 years, clients still come to us for the best in illustration. We collaborate with creatives on a whole host of projects, from ground breaking ad campaigns to beautiful book covers. We represent some of the world's most talented illustrators and love helping our clients find the artists they want to work with. We see ourselves as creative facilitators, we take care of the business end of things so everyone else can concentrate on doing what they do best, creating fabulous illustrations.
Ged Equi, The Caffeine Partnership We believe in the transformative power of business for economic, social and personal good. It creates wealth, purpose and dignity. We want to stimulate business for everyone, everywhere. We promise you straight talking, practical tools and ideas to stimulate growth for you and your business whether you’re a start up or a giant corporation.
Hannah Curtis and Suzie Bearley, Bright Group International, a full-spectrum talent management agency for global children's authors and illustrators with a vast portfolio of award-winning and celebrated creatives. Both the London and New York agencies have supplied top quality artwork to an impressive global client base for over a decade and the company is soon to open a unique retail gallery space in London late this Autumn.
Jon Cockley, Handsome Frank is a UK based illustration agency representing some of the finest contemporary artists on the planet. We work very closely with our carefully curated roster of illustrators, model makers, painters, CGI artists and animators, overseeing projects from conception to completion. Our clients are spread all across the globe and fall predominantly into the worlds of advertising, design and publishing.
Julian Gardner, Julian Gardner is a Design Director/Art Director, specialising in Brand identity creation and tone of voice, Conceptual Designs, Packaging Designs and Design Directing.
Laura Lee, Début Art (founded in 1985) is an artist representative agency based in London and New York City, with satellite offices in Europe. Début Art represents a groundbreaking roster of artists, encompassing both established and up-and-coming, globally based illustrators, motion and animation artists and art directors. As an industry leader for the past thirty years, Début Art is known as a principled advocate for the artists it represents and for the illustration industry.
Nick Chubb, Product Designer at IDC – a leading, international design consultancy focusing on medical devices, consumer products and specialist industrial equipment. Prior to IDC, he designed pushchairs at Mamas & Papas and outdoor equipment at Lifeventure. He has also been selected as one of the Top 5 New Designers in the UK.
Paul McAnelly, Creative Director/Founder Hawaii Design Hawaii is a leading branding agency specialising in realising ideas through beautifully crafted design in multiple media. Paul has over 20 years’ experience and the creative diversity within the company stems from Paul's own varied past.
Robert Urquhart, Robert Urquhart Consultancy Having failed enough to succeed, Robert is a journalist and consultant who has interviewed, and worked with, many of the leading designers and creatives of our time. Robert enjoys visiting contemporary graphic designers, illustrators and art directors all over the world, probing them about the world around them, and having fun. He started out filming comedians and making noises for animations, ran an art gallery and enjoyed a stint as a tour manager. Robert now writes feature profiles for Grafik.net, VICE / Creators Project and others, as well as moonlighting as a copywriter and consultant for numerous creative agencies. He deals in three things; empathy, clarity and persuasion.
Rory Dodds, Director Designersblock Designersblock have been producing major annual international design shows since 1998. Showcasing emerging and established designers in events of around 3000 sqm. Over 60 events in ten countries featuring over 2500 individuals and companies from over 30 nationalities approximately 40% UK based. Product design, furniture, lighting, concept design, graphics and illustration, architecture and fashion Installations, interactive workshops, talks and seminars, structures, music and performance.
Trina Wydmanski, Phosphor Art are renowned illustrators agents in London & New York representing a carefully selected group of the most talented artists working today. Our responsibility is not just to look after the interests of our artists & illustrators - allowing them to concentrate on their creative output. Equally important is ensuring that our commissioning clients get the service they deserve to obtain the quality image or animation they want. Our artists' work embraces every style, from fine traditional painting to street graffiti through precise scraperboard and line engraving to loose watercolour, stylised graphics, caricature, cartoons, 3D and photorealism.
When & Where
New Designers at Islington Business Design Centre Ltd
52 Upper St
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