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Managing Agents

Working with children’s picture book authors and illustrators, Managing Agents provide development and editorial support whilst establishing creative direction and strategy for their artists’ work internationally. With a wealth of industry experience and expertise, they are instrumental in fostering prize-winning publishing partnerships and in raising the profile of the creative talent they represent.

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Anne Moore Armstrong

Anne Moore Armstrong

Curating a boutique list of artists who illustrate picture books, young fiction and YA covers, Anne specializes in trade children's book publishing, having worked in the industry for over 20 years at Little, Brown and Candlewick Press as a book de…

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Arabella Stein

Arabella Stein

Representing award-winning and best-selling illustrators and authors, both established and at the beginning of their careers, Arabella is particularly drawn to artwork with an immediate and unforgettable impact; individual, yet relatable character…

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Courtney Arumugam

Courtney Arumugam

Senior Creative Executive - Children’s Content

Courtney spent over four years at Mattel Creations (who took over HiT Entertainment, creators of Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Pingu, Kipper and Angelina Ballerina and many more)….

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James Burns

James Burns

James specializes as an agent in commercial illustration based in the US Bright office. With proven success in his management skills with external and internal stakeholders, James provides fuss-free creative solutions across all genres of children…

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Agents

Our experienced and highly-motivated agents pride themselves on their commitment to forging the most successful partnerships between artists and clients to sustain long-term success, internationally and across multiple platforms.

Focusing on strategy and creative direction, Bright agents support artists to deliver exceptional artwork, to brief and on schedule, and provide clients with a reliable, attentive and proactive point of contact throughout projects to ensure a consummately professional experience for all, from start to finish.

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Alex Gehringer

Alex Gehringer

Illustration Agent (US)

Alex has been with Bright’s US team since its launch. Both creative and solution-oriented, Alex thrives on pairing talented illustrators with projects that perfectly complement their strengths and styles. From board book…

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Amy Capelin

Amy Capelin

Children's Illustration Agent (UK)

Before joining Bright’s children’s division Amy worked in foreign rights for several years, starting at Laurence King Publishing and followed by Penguin Random House Children's and translation rights agency I…

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Freddie Dawson

Freddie Dawson

Children’s Illustration Agent (UK)

Freddie focuses on trade picture books in Bright’s Children’s Illustrations. She brings her personable, efficient and creative approach to pairing artists with publishers and ensuring projects run smoothly. Ha…

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Lucie Luddington

Lucie Luddington

Senior Education Agent

Well respected within her industry she works with dedication for a global roster of artists and clients around the clock. Deeply knowledgeable she has a strong instinct for her market, building fantastic relationships on …

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Nicky Lander

Nicky Lander

Senior Children's Illustration Agent (UK)

Senior agent for Children's and Fiction illustration, Nicky works with clients in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Having worked across all formats in both mass-market and trade publishing, Nicky has…

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Robbin Brosterman

Robbin Brosterman

Education Agent (US)

Robbin is leading the growth of Bright's education division in the US, strengthening the portfolios of each artist with her comprehensive knowledge of art and design. Across all formats, whether it be textbooks to board boo…

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Robyn Newton

Robyn Newton

Children's Illustration Agent (UK)

Robyn works with clients throughout the UK. Her passion for children’s books and their integral place in the lives of young readers makes her a highly enthusiastic and supportive agent. Her in-depth knowledge …

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