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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.

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 designer and art buyer. Anne is visually adept in helping clients find an artist who can meet both their esthetic needs and printer deadlines. She continuously develops her artists’ portfolios building upon their strengths and looks for new talent who she can mentor into strong children’s book professionals.

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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 characters and a strong narrative.

Arabella is able to inspire and encourage artists and authors – setting up long lasting collaborations with publishers internationally.

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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’s literature. He has built a reputation in publishing by understanding the needs of his commercial and fictional audience - not to mention his warm and approachable personality.

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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.

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 books through middle grade, no matter the format, Alex is well-versed in building spectacular relationships between client and artist.

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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. Having previously worked at Book Trust, she has a wealth of experience in the children’s book market and knowledge of engaging young children with stories. Picture books combine her love storytelling and gorgeous artwork, and she particularly enjoys seeing character sketches transform into beautiful new books.

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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 the way with her energetic and fun personality.

Lucie enjoys every aspect of what she does, and above all thrives off the joy of matching an artist with a suitable client and commission; defining the ultimate partnership for both parties. Watching her illustrators fulfil their dreams is wonderful for Lucie, and in turn fulfills her own creative flair.

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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 books to educational magazines, she is an expert at successfully pairing clients with artists. A dedicated project manager, her genuine enthusiasm for illustration and children’s education shines through in each and every one of her collaborations. Before bringing her expertise to Bright, she garnered a reputation as an award-winning design director.

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