The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

Bright’s Hannah Clair creates charming animation for The National Literacy Trust

Hannah Clair has created an animation for The National Literacy Trust encouraging young readers to try new books and encourage them with picking something new. With the help of a literary pirate, young viewers are greeted with tips to guide them for both their interests and their reading level.

You can watch the full animation here:

You can see more of Hannah Clair’s work at their portfolio here:

Bright Artist George Ermos product design featured in Marks & Spencer Halloween Treats

Marks & Spencers have featured the Halloween design of George Ermos on packaging for their Halloween treats range.

The tin of all-butter biscuits has been designed as a haunted house, with ghosts and pumpkins complimenting the orange led-light that creates the perfect spooky treat.

You can see more of George Ermos’ work at their portfolio here:


SAA Agents Award for New Talent: Grace Park for Silk Road Wonders

We are very pleased to announce that we have a winner for this year's SAA Agents Award for New Talent: Grace Park for Silk Road Wonders -She is currently based in Canada and has a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, where she learned to focus on creating stories and evoking empathy. She enjoys making images that are relatable to others, and likes to incorporate small details that enhance the piece. As a freelance illustrator, she strives to tell stories that console people and bring warmth into their lives.

A big thank you to all the judges - Christine Isteed from Artist Partners, Trina Wymandski from Phosphor Art and Jon Cockley from Handsome Frank. Grace was a firm favourite with all of the judges... as you can see from the quotes below,

Trina: "Judging the New Talent was a challenging but very enjoyable task. Fortunately we all agreed on the winner - Grace Park.  I loved the detail and sense of design, plus the beautiful colour palette, and it was great to see illustration work used in an interesting way printed onto silk. The standard was very high but Grace’s talent stood out so she is a very deserving winner!"

Christine: "Impressive work submitted to us for judging on the AOI/WIA - SAA New Talent Award. Between us we comfortably made our selection of the winner, and the talented shortlisted selection of artists. Beautifully presented ideas and cleverly conceptualised, it was an enjoyable task! Our winning entry by Grace Park was a popular and outright favourite, the beautiful palette and detail and the original idea which was printed on silk was totally unique.”


Grace's prize will be six month’s trial representation including mentoring and career development by one of the SAA’s member agents.

Mike Hall/The Atlas of Imagined Places.

Mike Hall produces wondrous maps and illustrations for The Atlas of Imagined Places.

Combining pop culture with map enthusiasm, 'The Atlas of Imagined Places: from Liliput to Gotham City' is published by Pavilion Books and written by Matt Brown and Rhys B. Davis.

The authors spent months compiling hundreds of fictional and imaginary places from film, television, literature, myths, comics, video games and much more, all of which were carefully plotted in a series of highly detailed, antique-style maps by Mike.

To celebrate the launch of the book, the three creators attended an event at Stanfords in Covent Garden where they discussed what inspired the book, how the authors painstakingly researched and compiled all the locations, and how Matt and Mike worked together to design the maps.

Mike Hall is represented by IllustrationX


Anne Wilson/Chester Zoo Mural

Anne Wilson recently created this WILD image for Chester zoo, the six metre mural can be seen across the large window at Chester Zoo shop with elements from the illustration used within the shop itself and on signage.

This is the biggest Anne has seen her work used and was commissioned to re-vamp the shop ready for opening after the Covid rules were relaxed back in July. The animal filled scene with its charming jungle characters frame the expansive window, inviting the visitors from the outside.

Anne Wilson is represented by IllustrationX

Francesco Lo Iacono

Celebrating publication of his first book, Water Colour Fashion Illustration...

Kept under wraps for months and months, Francesco's 'Water Colour Fashion Illustration' is a step by step technique guide for illustrating fashion and figures in watercolour.

Published by David and Charles Books, pre orders are available in all the usual places including amazon and Book Depository.


Francesco Lo Iacono is represented. by Lipstick of London

Join the Society of Artist’s agents

but before you do, please read our criteria for joining here