Agency Spotlight: Central Illustration USA
Breaking Illustration Agency News: Central Illustration Making Camp in New California Branch
With offices already long established in Paris and Oslo, as well as their HQ in London, Central Illustration Agency recently announced that they are opening a brand new office in sunny California! To celebrate, the Directory of Illustration is proud to present an Agency Spotlight on four talented Central Illustration Agency artists (Images: Left to right: David De Las Heras, Charlotte Day, Jason Raish, and Andy Singleton.) As they continue to bring concepts to life with their diverse tribe of storytellers, we congratulate Central Illustration Agency USA and wish them good luck and success at their new California branch.
From the Agency: “Central Illustration is a global talent management agency offering an incomparable range of visual languages. We can share in your idea and illustrate it, sculpt it, project it, install it, and make it move.We are curators. We pour over the world’s gallery and social output so you don’t have to, offering a honed stable who, young or not so young, have all survived their first rodeo. We are ambassadors for the graphic arts producing public projects engaging groups and individuals who would rarely otherwise experience collaborating with professional image makers. We are advisors with a formal position within education to help drive positive change in the equal enrollment of talent from all communities. We’ll walk you through the business end then put you hand in hand with your artist. You’ll work together from the get go. It’ll be beautiful! Illustration. Motion. Installation. So, what can we do for you?”
Illustration of a man in a mint suit holding a cane. © Jason Raish
Jason Raish was born in South Korea and grew up in the forests of western New York state. He went on a 6 year adventure living and freelancing with old and new clients around the world including Beijing, Tokyo, Barcelona, Seoul, London, and Paris. Now he lives and works in Park Slope, Brooklyn and you can find him jogging around the park with his rescue husky Dubuchim. He’s received recognition and honours from The Society of Illustrators NY and LA, Communication Arts, American Illustration, 3×3, and Spectrum.
Tiger Pattern © Charlotte Day
Charlotte Day has cultivated her deep-rooted fascination for all things horticultural into a career creating beautiful botanical illustrations. With a level of craftsmanship and detail rarely seen in contemporary illustration, but still retaining that modern edge, her work has found a home with packaging, book covers and editorial work alike.
David de las Heras is an artist and illustrator based in Barcelona. He studied art at the University of the Basque Country specialising in painting and as a result is exquisitely talented with a brush. There is a harmonious mix of contemporary graphic forms with his classical training that creates something both endearing and adept. Through illustration David found a more expressive and graphical way of communicating.
Planet of the Apes Book Cover © David De Las Heras
Planet of the Apes Book © David De Las Heras
London Biennale Campaign © Andy Singleton
Andy Singleton hails from Wakefield in the north of England. His paper engineering caught our eye for it’s detailed and intricate exploration of the natural and the man made world. As comfortable working on illustrations for printed media and advertising as well as large scale installations, he has a client list of some of the most luxurious establishments in the capital including Harrods, Hermés and Liberty of London.