We are pleased to announce that a number of Début Art represented illustrators have had projects longlisted for the 2021 World Illustration Awards. These artists include; Max Loeffler, Lisa Sheehan, Jim Tsinganos, Xinmei Liu, Patrick George, Stephanie Von Reiswitz and Sarah Jones. Our warmest congratulations to all the artists who have been longlisted. We are very proud to see the work of our illustrators being recognised by an award and organisation that is so important in the creative field.
Inspired by stories imagined within found ephemera from the past, Nicky is passionate about creating new meanings from old contexts. Her work has a strong conceptual base and uses typography and metaphor to create layers of visual poetry. The technicolour utopianism of the 1950’s has inspired a feel-good approach to her illustration, projecting hopefulness and fun. Having actively engaged in editorial and publishing projects for the illustration industry over the last 30 years, Nicky has also been inspired by a range of opportunities in the commercial art world. Working in the arenas of festival branding, international product merchandising, illustrated commercial interiors and authorship, Nicky embraces all possible outlets for her work. Nicky has a BA in Graphic Design from Bath School of Art which helped to mould an illustrational approach with a strong base in design principles. She lives, works and lectures in the South West of the UK and continues to scour the flea markets, auction...
We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Jordi Ros. Jordi Ros is an illustrator, designer and academic currently based in Barcelona. Jordi has a BA in Product and Graphic Design, and an MA in Illustration from ELISAVA, Barcelona’s most prestigious and largest Design University. Commercially, Jor has a special focus on developing concepts which brands can use to launch new products, service or engage with their audience in new and interesting ways. He is especially interested in editorial work, such as covers for different publications and books, the music industry and advertising, as well as crossing the boundaries between product and illustration. Jordi’s commercial illustration is marked by his strong belief in developing his experimental and personal practice. He enjoys creating deep, personal narratives in what for him is a very intimate process of sharing his views and feelings on certain subjects. He is particularly influenced by the world of classic eastern animation,...
We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Xinmei Liu. Xinmei Liu was born in Shanghai, China, and now lives and works in New York. She has a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Xinmei’s work has a clear visual identity, which belies her status as a recent graduate. Her images are rich in narrative, curiosity, nostalgia and fun, inspired by her cultural background, social issues, childhood experience and history. She cites vintage adverts, packaging, Asian calendars and propaganda posters as key influences on her style. You can see more of Xinmei Liu’s work here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/xinmei-liu
We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Kanith Thailamathong. Kanith Thailamathong’s artwork draws from her personal experience of cross-cultural backgrounds, coming from a Chinese-Thai family and being born in Bangkok, Thailand. She likes to explore the behaviours, attitudes and inner lives of people and characters traversing these boundaries and different identities. She is especially drawn to depicting being a girl in Eastern culture, and what goes unsaid even though it is felt. Kanith notes Edward Hopper as one of her earliest influences. The simple and mysterious methods of storytelling in his paintings showed her how daily life could be poetic. You can see more of Kanith Thailamathong’s work here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/kanith-thailamthong
We are now delighted to present internationally acclaimed illustrator Janelle Barone. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Janelle's style has grown from a mixture of influences including cinematography, comic book art, Art Nouveau and traditional Ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Recent clients include Apple, Disney, The Washington Post, Wired, Macmillan Books US, Buzzfeed and the Brisbane International Film Festival.
Début Art is proud to have been appointed to act as artists' representatives (agents) by a highly selected grouping of some of the world's finest and most original illustrators, motion artists, motion studios and illustrative designers. Début Art represents over 140 outstanding, highly artistic individuals and studios working around the world across almost all visual communications fields including: advertising, design, corporate, experiential, book publishing, magazine publishing and educational publishing.