Introducing New Bright Agent: Jo Astles
last updated 22 July 2021
We are delighted to welcome Jo Astles to the Bright Family. Jo is joining us as an Associate Agent for Greetings & Gift.
Artwork by Devin McSherry
Jo joins Bright after 16 years as a Designer & Creative Manager at The Original Poster Company. In her previous role she worked with a wide variety of artists across many different styles, producing bestselling cards for the UK & international market.
Jo’s passion for Greetings & Gift allows her to curate artists portfolios and collections effectively to suit market trends. Her exceptional industry knowledge and down to earth nature makes her a highly reliable and friendly agent
“Having worked in the greeting card industry for the last 16 years I am really excited to join the team at Bright as Greetings & Gift Agent. After a tumultuous year it is evident that times are getting back to normal with clients developing new ranges. Our artists are working hard on producing lots of new designs to keep our offering fresh with up-to-date trends and current themes.”
Jo’s Trend Insight:
With the world now cautiously opening up, Jo foresees an increase in design which navigate this new wave of social interaction:
• Meaningful connections and messages of positivity
• Socialising and celebration, particulary group gatherings and outdoor activities
• Mental health and kindness
What Jo’s Looking For:
• Humour designs and artists
• Holidays, abroad/staycation
• Outdoor activities/hobbies
Jo will be working alongside Agent Amy Fitzgerald in the Licensing division of the agency. She and Amy will be attending the upcoming Progressive Greetings Live tradeshow on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th of July, where she will be showcasing new designs and ranges available for license.
If you’d like to get in touch with Jo about available designs, to discuss commissions or to be added to our Greetings & Gift newsletter, please get in touch here.