Astound Us Open Call for Illustrators
California, United States

At Astound Us we are Drawn to better. We aim high, to Astound, by being the agency with the best in contemporary children’s book illustration, licensing, and commercial art.

We invite freelance illustrators to submit their work to be considered for representation and to join our roster of artists. This is a fully remote role, enabling you to work from anywhere in the world while building your global reputation as an illustrator.

Here at Astound Us we work closely with our artists to ensure career advancements with the right clients, regular creative guidance, storybook development, direct connections with clients suited to your style, strong administrative support and on-time payment.

We would love to review your work, so there’s absolutely no cost associated with your submission.

We are currently looking for illustrators specializing in the following areas:

-Illustrators with a keen focus on celebrating cultural diversity

-Forward-thinking Children’s Book Illustrators with an eye on current trends

Recent illustration degree graduates who are eager to make their mark in the industry

-Artists specializing in decorative illustration

You do not have to work across all the above areas. If you relate to one of the areas above, we are happy to consider your work for representation.

All submissions are processed by our talent scouts at ITSme , and reviewed in conjunction with our Astound agents.

In order to submit your work, please send a collection of images or a link to your online portfolio/ website to along with some information about you. We will review this and get back to you if you are the right fit to become represented by illo.

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Send us a quick intro from you and 5-10 images of your work, or a link to your online portfolio/ website.

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