One of the reasons we love doing shows, is that it gives us the opportunity to show off fantastic new artwork and designs from our lovely Advocate artists to lots of people. This year is no exception; we’ve done a big call out to all our greetings card illustrators and designers, and boy have they wowed us with all their new work! We’ve got great Christmas, female, male, birthday, and boutique ranges all mocked up and ready to show you at PGLive and Surtex this year, like this quirky Adventure Trail set from Sophia Touliatou; this sweet Bunting range from Suzanne Khushi; lovely bold floral designs from Nicola Evans, and these ultra feminine, classy Bijou styles from Lynn Horrabin.
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Hurrah! Our lovely shiny stand is all set up and ready to go for PG Live tomorrow thanks to Kate and Ed! We’re exhibiting at Stand 107 from the 14th – 15th May, with a whole bunch of great new ranges, trends, and designs to show off. Come by and say hello! We don’t bite.
Not content with hitting PGLive and Surtex (more to come on that soon) we’ll also be showing off our Picture Book, Young Fiction, Older and Real, and Boutique folios at Book Expo America, and Seoul International Book Fair!
We’re now taking appointments for Book Expo America at our booth C1284. If you’d like to book ahead to meet our girl wonder Hannah, and see amazing new artwork from our fabulous children’s book illustrators, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to get a foot in the door at a leading illustration agency? Want some experience working with fellow creatives and people who are passionate about working with artists? Interested to discover more about what it takes to work as an artist agent, or a freelance illustrator?
When you first start out in the big wide world, it’s natural to want to learn more about what it takes to make it in your industry of choice. So here at Advocate we decided to set up an internship scheme, helping out others who are also burning with the same questions we had!
We take internships very seriously, in fact, it takes your time and our time so let’s not waste it. We attract students in art history, design, illustration, animation and related courses. You will share in our daily tasks in a structured way – such as folio management, site maintenance, project managing, design – whatever we are working on, even tea making like the rest of us. You will learn how artists are briefed, what’s hot and what you have to do as an illustrator to get work in the real world. You get an honest folio review, from a commercial position – dollar signs in our eyes. We will give you a reference that will make a future employer cry, for the right reasons of course- and hey even maybe a job offer.
There is no mistaking that interns have become essential to the running of this busy agency. We get to spread the Advocate message around tomorrow’s art and design professionals – internationally. We offer a recruiting platform (8 of our current staff were recruited from internships) or even sign new artists as a result (some of our top illustrators were previously interns!)
We forge close links with many colleges and universities and often invite students in for Q&A sessions where they can get advice on their portfolios. We have been sponsors of the illustration exam question for the D&AD board and offered competition prizes including £5000 cash!
Minimum term is 2 weeks but we do have a habit of extending this if we feel it’s been too short.
Ever since we sent our new Advocate MaG off to print, we’ve been champing at the bit waiting for them to arrive. Yesterday was the Big Day! On the brightest, warmest day of the year so far our shiny new MaGs arrived in the post! To match Jenny Wiscombe’s summery cover we celebrated with Fab ice lollies.
We were so excited we couldn’t wait to share them with all our clients, so on went the radio and we got to work preparing them to be shipped out to their new homes. Keep an eye on your letterbox – one could well be winging its way to you soon!
Our Advocate MaG is full of the latest trends, designs and artwork from our fantastic greetings card and art licensing illustrators. To see more work by them click on their name above or visit our website! You can also now download our greetings card artists folio from Advocate Art’s homepage – just click on the ‘Card Artist Folio’ link under the search bar!
Here at Advocate, we love getting stuck into something crafty and festive. So we were delighted to receive these lovely Christmas-themed cross-stich packages through the post, designed by some of our children’s book illustrators and greetings card artists!
Beautiful artworks by Marcello Corti, Steve Whitlow, and Jim Mitchell feature in these fab little kits. Even though it’s not quite the season for cross-stitching snowy scenes in front of the fire, we’re all ready to sew ourselves silly with these wintery wonders. If you’d like to see more Christmas images or any other work from these artists, click on their name above or visit their online portfolios on our website.
We love to big-up our fellow Advocate team members, and we’re super happy to announce that our very own Artist Agent and Editor Hannah Abbo will be running her way to victory in this year’s London Marathon on April 21st!
As well as training hard, Hannah’s been making mountains of gingerbread and organising events to raise a whopping £1677 for mental health charity Mind! Which has exceeded her expected target, so well done Hannah!
There’s still time to donate to this fantastic cause and to support Hannah as she prepares for the big day, just visit her fundraising page here. As you can see below, she’s is fighting fit and ready for the challenge, so go on! Every little helps
PS. We hope you enjoy this little cartoon of Hannah drawn by our Designer Dean!
A number of our children’s book and greetings card illustrators have been getting in touch with their feminine sides (even the boys!) and sending in some fabulous fairies for children’s picture books. These fun, pink and girly illustrations have brightened up our office a treat; definitely full of sugar, spice and all things nice.
Featured below are fairies from Becka Moor, Dani Cruz, Ela Jarzabek, Helen Graper, Jacqui Davis, Laura Coleman, Lawrence Chase, Louise Forshaw, Nicola Anderson, Nikki Dyson, Nina De Polonia, Regina Silva, and Sophie Burrows. To see more of their artwork click on their name or visit their portfolios on the Advocate Art illustration Agency website.
Did you miss us at Bologna Children’s Book Fair? Don’t kick yourself just yet! Advocate Art will be at London Book Fair 2013 with a shiny new stand – with artwork by Amy Husband, Patricia Yuste, Christine Battuz, Sarah Horne, Simon Mendez, and Sebastian Barreiro - and lots of brilliant artwork to show from our talented artists. Come and say hello at Stand A600; we’d love to see you!
Advocate had a blast at Bologna Children’s Book Fair! We saw lots of amazing artwork, a bunch of friendly faces, and spotted some pictures by our lovely artists on some great stalls. Here are some photos we took of art we saw by children’s illustrators Bill Bolton, Ksenia Topaz, Tom Percival, Steph Hinton and Simon Mendez. To see more of their art for children’s books and other work, visit their online portfolios on our website!
Ever wondered just how dinosaur bones go from being buried deep underground to being displayed in our museums? Got a hidden desire to go looking for these prehistoric monsters yourself? We follow a bunch of palaeontologists on their trip to discover a ginormous triceratops, and watch them put it together piece by piece. Better yet, there are tips on how to carry out your own excavation! Francisca’s charming and lively illustrations make those bones leap off the page, as she captures the excitement of making a huge discovery. This is perfect for curious young dinosaur fans!
With the Bologna Children’s Book Fair now in full swing, have a look at our stand that Ed, Hannah and Kate have taken with them!
The stand features some of our fantastic children’s illustrators, and has a lovely woodland theme and we all think it looks great.
Come and visit us if you’re at the fair, we’re very friendly!