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

Jiawen Chen wins the WIA SAA Agents Award for New Talent in Illustration

We are delighted to announce know that this year’s winner of the WIA SAA Agents Award for New Talent in Illustration is Jiawen Chen for her work titled ME INSIDEShe was born in Guangzhou, China and is now based in New York City. She got her BFA Illustration degree in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in 2018, and MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Art in 2020. She creates her work using different techniques, including digital painting, silkscreen printing and watercolour.

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Startworks 2020 open call to all new graduates!

The Artworks is incredibly excited to announce an open call for new graduates to apply for our Startworks mentoring programme!

Since the agency was founded, Startworks has been helping new graduates bridge the gap between leaving university and kickstarting their career as an illustrator. We continue to successfully represent many artists who have joined the agency through Startworks; helping to expand portfolios, build client relationships and navigate the creative industry.

If you have graduated as part of the class of 2020 from an illustration, design or arts degree and think you’re ready to leap into the world of professional illustration, then we want to hear from you!

Please send a short introduction, no more than 5 low-res jpegs and a link to your online portfolio, to submissions@theartworksinc.com . To reiterate, this is only open to those who have graduated in 2020. Please be aware that due to the overwhelming amount of applications, we can only respond to those who have been successful, but we thank everyone for taking the time to get in touch.

Best of luck! We look forward to hearing from the graduates of 2020!

 

Paperface joins IllustrationX

IllustrationX are delighted to have  Abi Langridge – AKA Paperface join as their latest signing having won the SAA Award at the WIA Awards last year where she stood out to all of us with her, her portfolio is now Live on the site and she is welcoming commissions.

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Working in a bold, graphical style, Paperface – creates illustrations that are punchy and expressive, yet light-hearted in tone and thoroughly charming. Her background in graphic garida design means she’s adept at reducing clutter and ensuring that the core message hits home in an instant, knows her way around an agency brief and understands the creative process.

Growing up in Grantham, Abi has been drawn to illustration since childhood. She received a degree in graphic design from Leeds University, before working in London and New York, later returning to the UK and settling in Yorkshire. Her time in the US is a big source of inspiration, with the landscape, culture, people, food and wildlife across the country feeding into her personal work.

To see Paperface's outstanding work please visit her portfolio HERE

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