We’re united and driven by a love of great creative work. So we’re here to turn raw talent into stellar careers, and client briefs into commercial success.
Our team work across both our London and New York offices. Many of us have experience in creative, design, editorial, so we know the realities of major projects. With in-house Finance, Marketing and Legal experts, we can deal with any angle too.
Meet us below, then talk to us for real.
Each of Bright’s Managing Agents has an exclusive list of talent across authors, artists and animators. Able to act as mini-agencies in their own right, every one of them is a specialist in their particular area whether it’s publishing, licensing, literary or design & advertising.
This means artists, authors and animators receive one-on-one care even as our roster of talent grows and clients work with an agent focused on their particular industry area.
Wherever their physical location may be, all of our Managing Agents will work as they always have, globally and across all territories, to maintain and develop Bright’s international reach.
Alex GehringerManaging Agent
Anne Moore ArmstrongManaging Agent
Arabella SteinManaging Agent
Freddie DawsonManaging Agent
Design and Advertising
James BurnsHead of North America
Robyn NewtonManaging Agent
Susan PennyManaging Agent
At Bright we have an extra tier of experts who are sector specialists.
Each is highly experienced in their own particular sphere and work alongside both Managing Agents and Agents to provide a full 360 service for artists and clients alike.
Lucie LuddingtonHead of Children's Illustration, UK
Nicky LanderHead of Australasia
Robbin BrostermanSenior Agent | Education & Religion
Our experienced and highly-motivated agents pride themselves on their commitment to forging the most successful partnerships between artists and clients. The aim: to build long-term success, internationally and across multiple platforms.
They also continue to develop and nurture new talent by discovering the most exciting new artists and animators. 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 every project. The result is a professional experience for all, from start to finish.
Design and Advertising
Edward PalmerAssociate Agent
Emily FernandezAssociate Agent
Design and Advertising
Greetings & Gift
Katie BlagdenLiterary Agent
Meggie JohnsonAssociate Agent
Sarah ThomasAssociate Agent, Education & Religion
Finance and Business Affairs
We match our enthusiasm for fostering great work with a passion for robust and accurate client and royalty collection, and swift artist payments on behalf of the brilliant people we represent. With the same levels of accuracy, detail and care that our artists put into their work, this team ensures that our artists are paid accurately, promptly and fairly.
Our Business Affairs team add insight and direction to every negotiation so that our artists and authors can rely on their extensive experience whilst our clients benefit from fair and consistent working practices. We are proud of how this team contributes to the excellence of our work. They ensure that whole projects run smoothly, leaving our artists to focus on their creativity.
Humayra previously worked with several publishers including Hachette and Bonnier and now works across a wide range of project negotiation at Bright in the UK.
Humayra AhmedContracts & Royalties Executive, UK
Jade assists the contracts and royalties team with all areas of administrative support.
Jade HaggisContracts and Royalties Assistant, UK
Jenna provides contracts support for all US-based agents. With extensive experience of publishing, Jenna has a strong background in foreign rights sales.
Jenna BrownDeputy Head of Contracts, US
Sandra oversees Bright's contracts and royalties department. She is an expert deal and contract analyst and negotiator and also works closely on all Film & TV opportunities.
Sandra Tharumalingam WillmerHead of Contracts & Royalties, UK
Tahmeed joined Bright from The Walt Disney Company with a background in publishing and consumer product licensing. His experience means Bright again can maximise artists' rights.
Tahmeed ZakiContracts Manager, UK
Nicole liaises with the business affairs team and provides administrative support within the US team.
Nicole ReinholdtContracts Assistant, US
Fahmida assists across the accounts team, managing invoicing and finances. She studied mathematics, and is a natural with numbers, puzzles and problem-solving.
Fahmida MahamoodAccounts Team, UK
Valerie manages the US office’s finances, and is organized, detailed-orientated and efficient. Her previous experience includes working for a talent management agency.
Valerie ZelinFinance Manager, US
Design & Marketing
As an agency born in 2003 in the midst of the digital revolution we pride ourselves that our approach to marketing is authentic and natural.
The marketing team amplifies the reach of our artists’ and authors' work and by using influential digital content, Bright’s voice and presence is shaped and maintained. Crucially the marketing team also shares the data we gather to drive a wide range of initiatives, whilst their remit also includes the management of external suppliers including specialist PR, events organisers and SEO agencies.
Iwona manages website content and in-house design for Bright.
Iwona HeavensWeb Manager & Agency Designer, UK
Nina manages US marketing, comms, and social media, particularly artist engagement and integration of video content to Bright’s messaging.
Nina FiolMarketing Associate, US
Rachel works closely with Rhys on the UK Marketing team. Her duties include blog and campaign writing, social media and content scheduling and organising artist interviews.
Rachel MoffatMarketing Assistant, UK
Rhys oversees UK marketing, working with the US team on Bright’s global messaging. He manages artist PR, social media and agency events.
Rhys StaceyMarketing Executive, UK
With experience in lifestyle brands, start-ups and charity organisations, Sophie executes all of Bright’s client-facing design. She maintains the agency’s brand identity and produces creative visuals to serve Bright’s multiple divisions.
Sophie CoxLead Designer, UK
Winnie is on the front line of Bright’s artist care. She manages client enquiries, curates artist portfolios and provides administrative and creative support across divisions.
Winnie OkunborArtist Curator, UK
HR & Operations
At Bright, people are at the heart of what we are and what we do. So we need an HR department that can support every single one of us throughout our time at the agency.
This starts with the recruitment and on-boarding of new co-workers and continues from there through in-house training, learning opportunities and best practice. At a time when the business is expanding rapidly its role is more important than ever.
Sandy helps keep the office running smoothly by handling all administrative tasks, coordinating general operations and serve as a point of contact for our artists and authors.
Sandy BenvenutoAdministrative Coordinator, US
Sara is the backbone of Bright’s UK office, effortlessly handling all internal operational needs, including managing events, supervising budgets, organising logistics and providing HR support.
Sara DonnellyOffice Manager, UK
With 18 years multi-sector experience, Michelle oversees all areas of Bright’s HR. She manages projects including the employee journey; delivers Leadership Development programmes; creates organisational structures and manages restructures.
Michelle LustigHR Director
Our senior team includes some of the most respected names in publishing and licensing.