Agency Spotlight: Bright Illustration
Clockwise from top left ©: Cindy Kang, Rachael Presky, Adele Leyris, and Lucia Catellani
Floral portraits and cozy gifs. Golden hour light and Italian cuisine. Fall into Autumn with these four talented Bright Agency artists: Rachael Presky, Cindy Kang, Adele Leyris, and Lucia Catellani. Despite their individual styles, Bright Artists share a unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic. Is it the color palette, the medium, or the subject matter? We just can’t quite put our finger on it, but it’s as comforting and familiar as a home-cooked meal. Enjoy these tones, textures, and textbook examples of what Bright Illustration artists have to offer.
About Bright: The Bright Agency is a collective of specialist agents, working across all areas of children’s publishing, art licensing, illustration for design and advertising, representing the best in global talent. Responding to the demand for artwork with a communicative focus, Bright Illustration excels in finding elegant, creative solutions for advertising, editorial, branding, packaging and character design projects. Illustrators are expertly paired with clients to achieve an array of brand objectives – with exceptional attention to detail, providing a finish that is both original and professional. “Whatever the brief, our experienced agents and artists provide skillful, visually-engaging design with real impact.”
Rachael Presky is a freelance Illustrator living just outside of London, UK. Rachael originally studied for a degree in Biomedical Sciences but completed a Masters in Graphic Design in 2017. Rachael specializes in digital illustration, with a figurative, contemporary style and is an Adobe Stock Premium Contributor.
“I mostly draw on my day-to-day life as I feel that people viewing my work can relate to it in some way, but I also like to add little spins! I try to get out and visit new places as much as possible or find new illustrators and artists to be inspired by. At the moment, I’m really enjoying conceptual work and understanding an illustrator’s thinking behind a piece, particularly clever, witty combinations and I’d like to incorporate this into my own work.”
Cindy Kang is New York based artist, illustrator, and daydreamer born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She moved to New York in pursuit of her creative passions, where she received a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2018. Combining digital techniques and traditional media, she illustrates heartwarming moments in various styles. She predominantly works digitally but constantly explores new tools, techniques, media, and color palettes to develop her styles. She loves using digital brushes, graphite, and acrylic to create her thoughtful and atmospheric illustrations. Her works are inspired by places she lives in or visits, people she meets, her feelings, and precious little objects.
Adele Leyris is a franco-english illustrator based in London. Inspired by nature and her travels, her work balances the harmonies of botanical and organic forms with the boldness of modern colors. Adele truly flourishes when she is working with like minded people on meaningful projects that reflect her core values: sustainability, animal protection, diversity, inclusion and adventure. She loves working with independent lifestyle brands, everything from organic teas and vegan ciders to natural skincare and ethical fashion. She primarily works with watercolor but sometimes uses digital drawing, pastels or even embroidery as well. “Whether mountaineering in Nepal or cliff scaling in Yosemite, Adele’s sketch book follows her wherever she goes and she isn’t afraid to mix medias to new heights of creative expression.”
Lucia is an artist based in Reggio Emilia, Italy. From her sunlit and plant-filled studio on the third floor, she produces designs and illustrations for companies across the globe. After studying for her BA in Visual Art in Venice, Lucia went on to complete an MA in Graphic Design Communication at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Thanks to her research on food and its rituals, she started investigating the culinary world and created an aesthetic based on an ordinary and convivial point of view. She’s also created group projects such as La Papilla Brilla and Food Immersion Festival, which aim to make connections between food and creativity. “I find inspiration in the beauty of ordinary things. I like cooking, children’s books, live music, cycling in the city and traveling as much as I can.”