11 June 2019
Last Thursday The Bright Emporium opened its doors to host the very first Alligator’s Mouth Award ceremony. After months of anticipation, it was a special moment to celebrate the five fantastic shortlisted titles, and the authors, illustrators and publishers behind the books.
10 June 2019
In a unique collaboration, El Primo Ramón’s irresistible children’s illustrations are combined with CBeebies Radio stories to inspire little listeners and spark their imaginations.
31 May 2019
Queen of collage, Bryony Clarkson, has collaborated with the wonderful Abacus Cards to create a brand new range of vibrant, exuberant children’s greeting card designs for their Claire Madicott brand.
16 May 2019
In this fun packaging project, award-winning children’s illustrator Laura Hughes created a selection of designs for china-based Deng Deng Baby’s latest nappy range.
16 May 2019
Due to recent growth at Bright, we are now looking to hire a new Agent’s Assistant to join the team. Details of the role and how to apply are below, and if you or someone you know might be right for the role, please do get in touch!
13 May 2019
We are thrilled to finally be able to announce the books shortlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2019, showcasing the best writers and illustrators for highly-illustrated fiction in the UK.
07 May 2019
Senior Agent and Director, Hannah Curtis, describes Bright’s holistic approach to meeting, and exceeding, the needs of both its clients and artists, and shares her unerring enthusiasm for design as well as the true joy that comes from working closely with such a phenomenally and diversely talented roster of creatives.
30 April 2019
Long the preserve of breathtaking nature photography, the BBC Earth Springwatch range has seen an exciting innovation this season with the addition of a series of beautiful new illustrative designs. A true celebration of native British wildlife, the 12 gorgeous new artworks have been created by three different artists, in harmonious styles––and we are delighted to announce that the contributors include two Bright artists, Ag Jatkowska and Stephanie Fizer-Coleman!
26 April 2019
Our talented illustrator Rachel McLean has been busy creating wonderful worlds for young artists to delve into with her Magic Water Colouring series which launched this year with Imagine That. Filled with everything from dinosaurs and unicorns to dazzling mermaids, the series has been making a splash! We caught up with Rachel to find out what drew her to the project and what her creative process entails.
23 April 2019
Bright artist Maddie Frost is the author-illustrator of three books; her most recent creation, Wakey Birds, published earlier this month with Templar Publishing. We’ve spoken to Maddie on the blog previously about her unique style of digital collaging from found textures, which she scans and then assembles into colorful, geometric scenes and characters with a ton of personality. With the publication of Wakey Birds, we took the opportunity to catch up with Maddie about the process of writing AND illustrating, the evolution of her style, and the challenges she encountered with this project. As always, Maddie kept it refreshingly real, honest, and funny and gave us a sneak peek at the book’s earliest stages.
18 April 2019
Lucie Luddington heads up Bright Educational, applying her 20 years of agenting experience to pair talented artists with fantastic projects and opportunities that take their career to the next level.
18 April 2019
There’s something really rather special about seeing, and holding, a brand new, market-ready product that represents the culmination of a design project - whether that is an individual greetings card design, or a whole foil-gilded range - and we are delighted to be able to share just a few examples of commissioned artworks (as well as existing portfolio pieces) that are now enjoying a three-dimensional life in the big wide world!