Introducing Deb ! Nov 08 2021

Meet the agents
Advocate Art is excited to announce that the Dynamic Deborah has joined the team!  Deborah has worked in the creative industry for 18 years with approximately 12 years working in the Greetings industry as a Creative Design Manager. We cant wait to get her cracking on our Greeting card and Licensing folio. She has collaborated with various creative accounts, such as Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Poundland and Primark so is used to putting winning ranges together for the high street.

Deborah has experience in all stages of product development, across all greetings products for Everyday & Christmas greetings ranges, which gives her an impeccable insight into what makes the best-selling commercial designs. If you want to discover what makes the best selling Father Christmas, Deb is proud to be a cardy!

She grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the Potteries, the world capital of ceramics, Deborah's passion for Illustration started at art college and she went on to graduate from the Illustration course at Swansea Metropolitan in 2003. She is based out West so give her a call, she would love to visit you.

We asked her a few questions about her role below:

Why did you become an Illustration agent?
I have a passion for art and design and how it can enhance individual and group experiences, as well as the places in which it is displayed, whether in print or in the built environment. As an Illustration Agent, I feel that I'm uniquely placed to ensure that the best combination of art and idea can be achieved.

I loved my previous role as a Creative Design Manager, but I knew I wanted to develop and expand my experience working with a wide variety of artists and publications, bridging the gap between artist and client.

What do you love most about the role?
I have the honour of working with a fantastic bunch of people and I enjoy being part of exciting and creative projects. I'm particularly looking forward to helping to develop artists' portfolios and being involved in their creative process.

What do you hope to accomplish here at Advocate?
I have always been very interested in children's book illustration and I would love to expand my knowledge of the wider world of publishing. Matching the correct artist to the correct brief and helping to guide a project through from initial ideas to a final publication is an exciting prospect!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love being creative when I can, spending time with my family, I have two kids who keep me very busy! I also love to dance and I'm part of the Lindy Hop dance scene. You'll also be likely to find me roaming around antique and vintage shops!