Bright judges at New Designers 2018

06 July 2018

Bright’s Senior Licensing Agent, and newly-appointed director, Hannah Curtis, was honoured to be invited to join the small-but-select panel of judges to decide the award for SAA New Talent in Illustration Associate Prize at the prestigious New Designers Awards, taking place at London’s Business Design Centre this week.

Introducing Bryony Clarkson

14 May 2018

Bryony Clarkson is one of Bright’s newest talents. Having graduated from Loughborough College of Art with an emphasis in textiles before studying for an MA at the Royal College of Art in London, she has now switched her focus from fabrics to work with a mixture of cut paper collage and digital techniques.

Llama Linens | Jane Newland for Anthropologie

01 May 2018

Jane Newland has proved a true illustration sensation, with her joyful, colour-suffused artwork bringing an irresistible mix of imagination and observation to a host of design outcomes.

The Fairytale Art of Olga Baumert

27 April 2018

Olga’s artwork reminds me of books from my childhood: Eerie Fairytales, sometimes with a dark undertone, sometimes other-worldly, and now and again just beautifully nostalgic, homely and warm. I think of artists like Kit Williams, who wrote the very famous Masquerade in the 1970s, which I would spend hours looking at, trying to find the clues, and the famous realist painter, Anthony Green, who’s paintings defy the contraints of a rectangle or square, capturing snippets of his life with perspectives all askew. LM

Celebrating Bright's 15th Anniversary

28 March 2018

Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.

A Career in Art: Jane Newland Shows You How

01 March 2018

Jane Newland has a distinctive and extremely eye-catching style. Her illustrations are green and luscious — the fronds of every fern, every leaf are detailed with soft looking textures, like a springy moss or camomile lawn.

Instagram for Illustrators: Here's How to Make it Work for YOU

27 February 2018

Well it absolutely can be — but it’s also completely up to the individual. As an artist, you can use Instagram to your advantage — it is the perfect visual platform to showcase what you do, and there are some brilliant examples of this, some of which are shown above.

Spring Fair Success at Birmingham’s NEC 2018

09 February 2018

We attend Spring Fair at Birmingham’s NEC every year, showcasing our artists to clients, both established and new. This year felt like a new beginning, with our new logo, new stand, and exciting new artists to show, along with those more established, who never fail to impress.

Paving the Future with Picture Books: Vicki Willden-Lebrecht Spreads the Word Through Media

06 October 2017

For the first time BBC Business Live’s The Inside Track focused on publishing this morning (5th Oct) timed to air live on the morning of Super Thursday. Interviewing The Bright Agency’s Founder and MD, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, who spoke about children’s publishing and the responsibilities the industry has today. With a global audience over 260 million people.

Once upon a time there was a girl with an idea…

15 September 2017

‘Prior to the Sunday Times interview I didn’t know the angle they would take and so I considered some moments in my career that made a difference to me, my artists and some lessons and insights. Only a portion got covered and thought I would share the ‘cuts’:

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