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

Artsmart Portfolios Surgeries and Talk

Artsmart 2014
Artsmart is a Graduate Show for University of the Arts London Creative Graduates.

Portfolio surgeries with Society of Artists (SAA) illustration agencies

23rd June

University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

Time slots:

10 – 11.45am Christine Isteed (Artist Partners)

11.45 to 1.30pm Nicky Lander (Bright)

1.30 to 3.15 Claire Meiklejohn (Meiklejohn)

3.15 to 5pm - Alice Ball (Illustration)

Participating agents:

Nicky Lander, Agent at Bright -

Nicky has worked within publishing for the last 8 years, both as a client and an agent – she is passionate and enthusiastic about all things creative and loves working alongside illustrators to help them develop in their careers.

Alice Ball, Agent at Illustration ltd -

Alice has worked in top London ad agencies, studied psychology and trained in primary teaching. A passion for art allows her as an Illustration Limited agent to effectively match talent to briefs and establish good client and English/German artist relationships.

Christine Isteed, Agent at Artist Partners -

Christine Isteed is the agent behind the renown agency Artist Partners, established in the early 1950’s and  representing exciting artists and image makers working with magazines, advertising agencies, design groups and publishing clients!

Claire Meiklejohn – Agent at Meiklejohn and New Division - /
Claire is the driving force behind the Meiklejohn and New Division illustration agencies. Claire’s focus is managing advertising and design commissions and developing the portfolios of the agencies’ artists.

For further information and to book an appointment please visit the Artsmart website:


A guide to commissioning - from brief to contract

1.00-2.30pm, Tuesday 24th June

University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

Speaker profile:

Caroline Thomson, Arena Illustration

Caroline studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Norwich School of Art and gained a Masters in Illustration at the University of Brighton. After a ten year career as a freelance illustrator, she joined Arena Illustration as a rep in 2001, going on to become co-director in 2005. Caroline is also Chair Person of the Society of Artists Agents (SAA).

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