Über Advocate Art.

Advocate Art wurde 1992 von einer Gruppe Illustratoren gegründet, die die Idee einen Agenten zu haben mochten, aber nicht die anderen Dinge, die oft damit verbunden sind. Wir nennen unser Ethos Gerechtigkeit, Fähigkeit, Kreativität und Vertrauen. Es geht darum, das Richtige zu tun und mit den richtigen Leuten zusammen zu sein. Wir glauben, dass wir uns durch unsere Prinzipien von herkömmlichen Agenturen unterscheiden, denn die Einhaltung dieser Prinzipien hat dazu geführt, dass wir die kreativsten Illustratoren und Künstler angezogen haben, die wiederum (mit ein wenig Hilfe) die besten Kunden gewinnen.
Die von uns vertretenen Personen sind durchaus in der Lage, ihre eigenen Angelegenheiten zu erledigen, aber sie arbeiten gerne mit Advocate Art zusammen, weil wir ihnen durch unsere Dienstleistungen einen Mehrwert bieten. Die Kunden können sicher sein, dass wir Künstler vertreten, die gleichgesinnte Profis sind, vorab geprüft und fähig sind, nicht nur die Arbeit ohne Umstände zu erledigen, sondern auch die Erwartungen zu übertreffen.
Es ist ihre Entscheidung, bei uns zu sein, wir haben eine hohe Bindungsrate - die beliebtesten Künstler unserer Gruppe sind von Anfang an dabei!
Wir waren eine der ersten Agenturen, die direkten Kundenkontakt zu unseren Illustratoren herstellte, so dass die Kreativität fließen kann, ohne in der Übersetzung zu verschwinden.
Wir waren einer der ersten, der Wiederverkäufe als wichtiges Nebeneinkommen für Künstler anbot. Jetzt sind wir auch darüber hinaus gegangen, mit der Entwicklung eines Online-Portals - ARTicle, das es Künstlern ermöglicht, in die Backoffice-Funktionen des Unternehmens zu schauen, sowie das Royalty Management und die Kreditkontrolle.
Im Geschäftsleben dreht sich alles um Beziehungen, weshalb wir ein sehr hohes Künstler-Agenten-Verhältnis haben. Kunden sehen uns oft als künstlerischen Berater, Projektmanager sowie als trendorientierte Ressource für vorqualifizierte Talente.
Aus diesen Gründen ist Advocate Art zur größten Illustrationsagentur geworden, und wir möchten eine der angesehensten sein, aber wir verstehen, dass wir das nicht erreicht haben, indem wir uns wie die größten verhalten haben. Kommen Sie und finden Sie es selbst heraus. . . . .
UK Office, Ashtead
London Büro, Eingang

Treffe die Agenten

Adolfo Sanchez

Adolfo Sanchez

Adolfo is our senior EU sales agent working from our Spanish Office. 

Having graduated from Murcia University in Spain with a degree in Art History and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Valencia University, he has been working in different a varied roles in the cultural outlook in Spain as for example as art-handler, curator, art advisor... In fact, he combines his job as senior EU agent in Advocate Art taking care of European and Latin American clients with some collaborations as independent curator in different contemporary art project and as cultural consultant  in Marbella local government, the city in which we have located our Spanish/European office.

Alexina Thielemans

Alexina Thielemans

Originally from Belgium, I have studied in both the UK and Japan, meaning I am fluent in English, French and Japanese. As a creative myself, I understand the struggles that artists face and am passionate about helping our amazing artists succeed in the world of publishing and licensing. I have worked in various roles in the creative industry from being a design intern to being a translator and assistant for a gallery in Brussels, helping them liaise with Japanese artists. 

Amanda Hendon

Amanda Hendon

I can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of my life – from childhood doodles to doing fashion design in high school, it’s always been a constant. Having graduated from Parsons in 2015 with a degree in Illustration, I came to Advocate with an enthusiasm for all things art related.  During the last year of my schooling I realised just how much I liked working alongside other artists; how much I liked curation, art direction and moreover helping artists sell their art – coming to Advocate seemed like the most obvious next step. I was hired in March and then went full time in July and I’m loving every second of it!

I find the atmosphere at Advocate all at once inspiring and motivational – I adore working closely with artists and seeing how a simple sketch can transform into a stunning finished work. I’m really enjoying learning everything there is to know about being an agent and everything that comes along with it. Meeting new clients, finding new artists and building great relationships with everyone involved. In my spare time I like to collect vintage maps and greeting cards, design temporary tattoos and hang out with my dog in Transmitter Park.

Atlanta Japp

Atlanta Japp

Having graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in both Art History and Studio Art, I have not only acquired a deep passion for art, but I have come to learn about its place in the current world. As an artist myself, I have coined a keen eye for successful design. In fact, one of my favorite things is to watch live art auctions as that is where I am able to foresee current and upcoming market trends. I was raised in a family of art lovers. In fact, I feel as though I am a natural Agent as it runs in my blood. Both my mother and father worked as art advisors, appraisers, and sellers. Due to their involvement in the arts I feel as though I was raised to work in this field alongside creatives. Working at Advocate Art has been such an exciting experience. It is the perfect blend of both my love for art and my interest in art sales. I am so lucky to get the chance to look at beautiful artwork for a living. 

Bhavisha Vadgama

Bhavisha Vadgama

From a very young age, I have always been interested in Art. You could always find me drawing on anything and everything I could get my hands onto! Throughout my studies, Art has always been there, and that's when I decided I wanted to pursue a creative career. I graduated from University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a degree in Illustration and Art History. Since graduating, I have worked as both a freelance illustrator and in various other creative roles in the Industry, including a 3-month internship at Advocate! Before coming back to Advocate-Art, I worked at the Royal Academy of Arts doing exhibition coordination and art sales for 2 years, and it was the pure enjoyment of working with different artists and clients that made me want to come back and focus on this more.

Harry Bloom

Harry Bloom

I grew up in Warwickshire, a stone's throw from the 'Heart of England' before moving down South to study Illustration at the University of Brighton. Studying there amongst so many talented creatives cemented my ambition to work within the Arts and after graduating I moved to London to pursue a career in Illustration. I worked as a freelance creative alongside a position in Fashion Management until my Illustration practice took over. Since then i have worked as an Illustrator full time, collaborating with clients from around the Globe on projects from Apps to Advertising and releasing my own series of Children's Books. I'm now keen to use the skills and experiences i have gained through my own practice to help guide, support and empower other Artists. I'm looking forward to collaborating with creatives and clients alike and am excited by the opportunity to help bring their projects to life. This industry is hugely rewarding and I'm both thrilled to be part of the talented team here at Advocate Art and proud to represent their Artists.

Natalie Hou

Natalie Hou


As a professional artist myself, I have always being dedicated in connecting art into our society and daily experiences.
 I am fluent in both English and Chinese as I was raised in Taiwan, then spent over 10 years in the United States.

I am also a certified Japanese language speaker. My multicultural background equipped me to be a good communicator across culture and language barriers. I would love to connect with you, and use my profession to best assist your needs.

Sam Groff

Sam Groff

Sam works in our New York Office and joins our agency with experience in textile and pattern design, perfect for Art Licensing! Sam's creative eye allows her to keep up to date with the latest trends, perfect for greeting's cards, stationery, and commercial products. She also has an interest in Children's Publishing, specifically for our Middle-Grade branch, which focuses on 5 Years to Young Adult. Sam holds a degree in Integrated Design from Parsons Schools of Design.

Summer Kim

Summer Kim

After studying digital media design and animation from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, I have been working with companies from various industries like games, broadcasting, events, and trading.Being trilingual helps me understand clients and artists better and making the transition from different countries and cultures easier. I am looking forward to working on exciting projects with our artists and customer, as well as, contributing with my skillset to expanding Advocate Art’s business in Asia.

William Drayson

William Drayson

After completing my degree in Illustration at Kingston University I’ve had a varied career as an illustrator working in: Editorial, Architectural illustration for Foster and Partners, Children’s book illustration, and even creating a small design studio with some friends. Through working as a creative I'd realised how much i enjoy engaging and building relationships with my clients, which has naturally led me wanting to become an illustration agent.

I love meeting new illustrators and artists and hearing about their passion for their work and learning about their experiences. Having worked in the industry myself i can completely empathise with the ups and downs an illustrator / artist will have along the way.

I really hope to make the artists and clients i deal with have a rewarding as possible relationship with Advocate Art.

Das Praktikumsprogramm

Wir führen hier bei Advocate ein aktives Praktikumsprogramm durch, von dem wir hoffen, dass es für viele Studenten oder Berufssuchende sehr nützlich ist. Wir ziehen Studenten von Kunstgeschichte, Design, Illustration und verwandte Kurse an. Wir beschäftigen auch zweisprachige Agenten, um auch Sprachschüler anzulocken.

Wir pflegen enge Beziehungen zu vielen Hochschulen und laden Studenten zu Fragerunden ein, in denen sie sich zu ihren Portfolios beraten lassen können. 

Wenn Sie das Innenleben der führenden Agentur für Künstlervertretung sehen möchten, verbringen Sie am besten einige Zeit als Praktikant bei uns. Sie werden an unseren täglichen Aufgaben wie Folio-Management, Site-Wartung, Projektmanagement usw. teilnehmen, aber keine Teezubereitung, dies verspreche ich! Sie erfahren, wie Künstler unterrichtet werden, was angesagt ist und was Sie als Illustrator tun müssen, um in die reale Welt zu gelangen. Wir geben Ihnen eine Referenz, die einen zukünftigen Arbeitgeber zum Weinen bringt, natürlich aus den richtigen Gründen. Schließlich erhalten Sie als Andenken eine begehrte Advocate-Kuriertasche, und wir übernehmen die Kosten für das Mittagessen und die Reise, wenn Sie die Frist abschließen. Die Mindestlaufzeit beträgt 10 Arbeitstage - maximal 30.

Es liegt auf der Hand, dass Praktikanten für die Leitung dieser vielbeschäftigten Agentur unverzichtbar geworden sind. Wir können die Botschaft von Advocate auf internationaler Ebene unter den Kunst- und Designfachleuten von morgen verbreiten. Wir sind auch eine Rekrutierungsplattform (10 unserer derzeitigen Mitarbeiter wurden aus Praktika rekrutiert) und wir bekommen Hilfe, keine billigen Arbeitskräfte.

Wir begrüßen auch internationale Praktikanten. Wenn Sie Grundkenntnisse in Englisch haben, würden wir uns freuen, von Ihnen zu hören. Wir würden Sie in einem lokalen Hotel unterbringen und eine Mahlzeit und eine Reiseerlaubnis zur Verfügung stellen. Praktikanten müssen EU-Bürger sein oder eine gültige Arbeitserlaubnis haben, um in Großbritannien zu arbeiten.

The internship programme