Introducing ITSme! Oct 14 2022News
Here at Advocate Art, we have been working with ITSme for just over a year. The ITSme team helps us acquire new talented staff members and illustrators, assists with managing our marketing and websites, connects us with universities and helps manage internship applications, and other business operations. The ITSme team has been instrumental in our recent growth as an agency!
Our managers: Amanda Hendon, Harry Bloom, and Adolfo Sanchez have been working closely with Vicky Patoulioti, from ITSme to source and sign new, children’s books and art licensing illustrators. Vicky has been key in signing new talent, including helping with onboarding and portfolio design. Aside from great illustrators, Vicky also helps us find and submit our illustrators’ work to competitions. We have had great success in this area, winning BookTrust Wales Book Talk book of the Year 2022, as well as others.
As members of the ITSme Society, we follow the charter of “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S” that compliments Advocate Art’s ethos, “F.A.C.T.s”: Fairness, Ability, Creativity, and Trust. The “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S” charter’s primary aim is to advance the Environmental, Financial, Ethical, Collaborative, Training, and Social standards of signed agencies. Influencing positive change with the Agencies Staff, outlook, and beyond to those that the Agencies deal with day to day in their commercial dealings; through outreach in education and marketing. Learn more about the “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S.” here. Through our connection with the ITSme Society, we have also been able to partner with and support other agencies, expanding our opportunities. With help from ITSme, we have been able to focus on sales and growth, landing some fantastic deals for our illustrators, including amazing packaging projects and illustrating books for celebrity authors (such as Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Ant & Dec, Stephen Mulhern, Harold Green, and Raymond Arroyo).
In other news, ITSme is launching a new learning platform for artists and creatives to learn more about the industry and what illustration and literary agencies are looking for! We invite you to find out more about their learning platform here and feel free to share with any creatives you know that might be interested. Subscribe to their Learning Platform to get more information and find out when they launch!
We look forward to our continued partnership with ITSme.
Advocate Art illustration agency specializes in art licensing and children’s book illustrations. Based in London, Seville, New York, L.A., and Singapore, we represent leading illustrators who produce children's and decorative work to commission or license.