Agent & Artists was created in 2008, and the Paris-based agency represents 13 illustrators with different but complementary styles. Most of their works have affinity with the field of fashion and all art is drawn by hand with only some final digital retouching.
All illustrators have a background within fashion design or fine arts, and are used to work on both commercial campaigns and artistic events. Some of their illustrations can now be bought as signed prints in limited edition at the Agent & Artists online Gallery.
Fashion designer and illustrator Lovisa Burfitt lives and works in France since 2002. She has been working as an illustrator since she graduated from the Beckmans School of Fashion in 1997, and in 2001 she was invited as a guest student at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm. Among her clients are H&M, Rörstrand, Sephora, Harrods, Selfridges, Guerlain, Nordstrom, Franck et Fils, Procter & Gamble, Givenchy and Absolut Vodka. She has also illustrated in numerous issues of VOGUE, ELLE, Grazia, Glamour, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.
Cecilia had from a very early age a great interest in illustration. After spending all her spare time drawing when growing up, she begun her formal studies with a year of history of art at the University of Stockholm. She then received her degree in Graphic Design and Image Making from London College of Communication, after which she returned to her hometown to start a career as a full-time illustrator. She likes to combine drawing with various media for a rich and unpredictable expression, and finds inspiration in fashion and art.
Selected clients are Swarovski, La Perla, Victoria Secret, Paul Smith, Ricci Ricci, Victoria Beckham, IKEA, Whyred, H&M, NY Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, W Magazine, Flaunt, The Lab.
Spiros Halaris is a multi-disciplinary Illustrator, Designer and Art Director. Originally from Greece, he was trained at the prestigious University of the Arts London and has studios in London and New York, where he’s currently based. Numerous accolades have been passed to him including the coveted Entrepreneur Award from the University of the Arts London in 2012.
Halaris has since built up his international client base to include Sephora, Printemps, Harrods, Bloomingdale’s, Vogue, and Salvatore Ferragamo to name a few. His work is created using a variety of media often combining mixed media and digital aspects to several types of visuals and illustrations.
Stina lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. In 2009 she graduated from the Serieskolan, i.e. a cartoon school, and works today part-time as a teacher in illustration and drawing. She regularly illustrates for several magazines, mainly in the music industry, e.g. Sonic. She has also collaborated with Lovisa Burfitt, both on prints for the Burfitt clothing line, wall-paintings for restaurants and various events.
Aurore studied at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris in the 80s, after which she started a successful career as an illustrator. She is regularly illustrating for Le Monde, ELLE, World of Interiors, as well as for advertising campaigns and for various publishing companies.
Aurore is also working for many prestigious fashion houses, e.g. Hermès, Cartier and Issey Miyake, and lately for IKEA, H&M, and the Parisian department store Printemps.
As long as she can remember Swedish illustrator Hanna Müller has been holding a pen in her right hand. Taught by her father and grandfather her passion for art grew and it didn't take long before she developed a personal style. Her pale aquarelle paintings reflect the cool, barren landscape of the northern parts of Sweden she derives from. Hanna has been illustrating for e.g. Hugo Boss, Krys, Nike, ELLE, Madame Figaro, Habit and Grazia.
Swedish Tippan Nordén was educated at the Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm (1963 – 1966) and at the Tailors’ Academy in Copenhagen. She has worked as a fashion designer, illustrator and set designer, and since many years she is teaching fashion drawing at Beckmans.
During the 1980’s and 90’s she illustrated the fashion shows directly from the catwalks in Paris for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD). She counts among her clients e.g. Acne Jeans, H&M, Maruschka de Margò, Mode Center, Paul & Friends as well as Acne Paper, ELLE Italy, Femina, SvD, Svensk Damtidning.
Piet Paris was educated at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands in the 1980's. Since then his illustrations have been used by both editorial and corporate clients worldwide, such as Vogue, ELLE, l'Officiel, Madame Figaro, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, KLM-Air France, Cartier, Viktor & Rolf and Tommy Hilfiger.
Piet's illustrations are composed of planar fields of colour with residual spaces, and contrasts play a key role in his work that is mainly built on a collage technique. Basically everything is cut, pasted and composed by hand and Piet hardly use any digital retouch at all.
Today Piet is also the Creative Director of Harper's Bazaar.
New York based Sasha Prood was trained at Carnegie Mellon's School of Design, St. Gallen, Switzerland's Schule fur Gestaltung and Cooper Union's typeface design certificate program, Type@Cooper. The themes of her work vary, but always stay within the perimeters of the organic, the natural and the scientific. Each of Sasha's pieces is a carefully considered composition of hand lettering, illustration or pattern design built with graphite, ink and/or watercolor paint. This work has been published through collaboration with a variety of clients including Harper Collins, Bon Appétit Magazine, J.Crew, Txikito and Draftfcb.
Yui left Japan for Paris in 2000. She is working both with illustrations and her knitted art and she has worked with clients such as See by Chloé, Repetto, Quintessence and lately the Parisian department store Printemps for whom she did the institutional visual for the 150th anniversary of the store. Her work has been exposed both in Paris, Stockholm and Japan and she is also contributing regularly in magazines like Flavor, Milk, Dong and THE/END.
Japanese Ayumi arrived in Paris in 2003 and graduated from the Studio Berçot two years later. She has been studying fashion design and works today mainly with her illustrations and embroideries. She has been doing prints and applications for various fashion houses, e.g. Chloé, Cacharel, Sonia Rykiel and Paco Rabanne. She counts among her clients Hermès, Nina Ricci, Bonpoint, and since 2010 some of her illustrations are part of the visual identity of the Parisian departement store Printemps.
Liselotte Watkins attended the Art Institute of Dallas and launched her career as an illustrator in New York. Her unique style garnered immediate attention and she signed the prestigious assignment to illustrate Barney’s make-up advertising every Sunday in The New York Times. Today Liselotte works with many big clients worldwide and her editorial clients include The New Yorker, Vogue, Elle, Bon, Tush and D la Repubblica. Among the the commercial clients, one finds H&M, Miu Miu, NK, Net-à-porter, Vagabond, KappAhl, MAC Cosmetics, Sephora, Anna Sui, Rodebjer and Valextra.
Garance Wilkens's illustrations are either an invitation to enter a dreamlike world or a play on light fall, with a preference for the back lite, or both of these combined. Delicate and intricate watercolor, with strong sense of perspective are sprinkled with a pinch of digital whim.
Born and raised in the south of France, the Dutch illustrator trained as a fashion designer at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands after her French Baccalaureate. She worked numerous years for High End Fashion houses in Paris and New York before pursuing a full time illustrator carrier.