8 March 2018

International Women's Day

There is no better way for us to celebrate Women's International Day than by sharing the work of a talented female artist. Whooli Chen offers limitless creativity in her work. Her surrealist universe seems to be ruled by the unconscious mind where floating objects tell us a story “I like adding elements of surrealism in my works because it represents more room for interpretation”. We love her delicate style, calming colour palette and the whimsical spirit of her work. Whooli’s keenest strength lies in her untouchable finesse and sheer skill of application. She has the power to move even the most stoic of humans. 

Painterely Illustrator

7 March 2018

Food Monthly

Jitesh Patel's intiricate pen work adorns the latest cover of Food Monthly for The Observer. Celebrating food and culture and all the good things in life, you can't miss out on this issue - grab a copy now and oggle some of Jitesh's handiwork.

6 March 2018

We're Hiring!

A little extra update!


The Central Illustration Agency, is looking for an experienced illustration agent to represent it’s artists in New York. The agency, with it’s HQ in London, was established in 1983 and represents some of the world’s most respected commercial artists. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, creative individual with agency experience to take charge of the promotion of our illustrators and animators in the States. 


Working closely with us in London, you will be responsible for developing an energetic continuous marketing strategy targeting the advertising, design and publishing sectors, handling work enquiries and managing commissioned projects. If you are interested in joining our team and representing one of the UK’s most successful agencies in the USA, please get in touch.




Candidates must be a resident of the US or have a valid work visa.


Illustration by Mario Wagner



jobs, hiring, new york

6 March 2018

Myth Match

Have you ever wondered what a Unifin would look like? Yes, a Unifin, it's a mix between a unicorn and a griffin. That’s the kind of creature you can find in Good Wives & Warriors fantastical flipbook “Myth Match” which collects together magical and mythical creatures from all over the world. Mix and match the creatures, swap the fronts and backs and create over 1,000 possible wondrous beasts!

Hand Drawn & Painterly Illustrators

5 March 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Sam Gilbey has made it onto the cover of The Guide, the Guardian’s weekend magazine, with a portrait of Krysten Ritter as Marvel’s heroine Jessica Jones. His hand-rendered realistic digital paintings have already attracted prestigious clients such as Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, as well as officially licensed posters for  Marvel’s Avengers, Universal Studios and Monty Python. Stay tuned for Jessica Jones Season 2 (8th March on Netflix), the actress even shared the cover on her social media!

Painterely Illustrator

2 March 2018

New Artist Ruby Taylor!

It's Friday, and what better way to send you off into the weekend than with a new artist announcement! Ruby Taylor collects inspiration in everything around her, but is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration and hand painted signage. Colour plays an important role in her work and each colour palette is meticulously selected resulting in her distinctive style full of warmth and fun in equal measure. She has worked with clients such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Tory Burch and Adidas.

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2 March 2018

La crème de la crème

Simon Spilsbury has been busy working for the very British online store Beyond Bespoke, exclusively selling 'Brands of Britishness’.

Simon created a portfolio of quintessentially British characters to be used across the brand, launched by an animation voiced by the inimitable Henry Blofeld. He is even self-promoting some sketchbooks for the occasion!

Humour Illustrator

1 March 2018

The Third Half

This is the second exhibition of the year for illustrator Stanley Chow, renowned for his portraits of stars from sport, music, television and film. This time he will be showing his work at Manchester’s football museum, celebrating the football moments and players that have inspired and influenced him. “Curated by Stanley Chow” started on Wednesday 28th will also include objects from Stan’s personal collection of football memorabilia. Come in to support your local artist! 

Vector Illustrator

28 February 2018

Rebel Women Who Changed the World

Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time in Carlton Kids’ “What Would She Do?” Book, illustrated by renowned artists included 3 of our CIA illustrators, Susan Burghart, Anna Higgie & Jonny Wan. From Joan of Arc to Jane Goodall, learn about powerful and inspiring women with incredible life stories throughout history. Each profile concludes with a "What Would She Do?" scenario that applies the subject's attitude to a relatable situation. Not just a man’s world anymore.

23 February 2018

The House of Future

An unusual commission for the Futurium in Berlin, a federally funded institution and think tank for questions about the future. They have asked Jakob Hinrichs to collaborate with the artist Marcus Gruber on a complex project - 5 Billboards, 5 detailed designs for 5 different topics of our future. The two artists started working on a general composition, each one drawing on a different corner of the illustration, they then switch places after 2 hours and continued drawing the illustration on the other side. An amazing process of collaboration resulting in the final render. This fantastic piece won an American Illustration 36 award. 

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