We don't follow illustration trends,
we create them.

We’ve been searching the planet to represent the most prominent illustrators — both established and up-and-coming, since 1996.

We don’t believe in following trends in illustration, we much prefer creating them.

Being selective about whom we represent, ensures the work we provide is captivating and distinctive.

If you’re looking to commission high-quality illustrations or motion graphics, you’ve come to the right place.

Over the years, we’ve worked with almost every major magazine, newspaper, design firm and advertising agency in the world.

2018

We’re always in motion…

Due to the volume of work we’ve been doing in motion graphics, we decide to changed our name from Anna Goodson Illustration Agency to Anna Goodson Illustration & Motion.

2017

We paid tribute to Montreal’s 375th anniversary with our annual Christmas Coasters Promo.

Our illustrators featured landmarks, personalities, and memorable moments in Montreal’s history.

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2016

We turned 20 and celebrated a milestone birthday.

Our roster of clients today includes some of the most reputable advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, publishers, and design firms in the world.

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2014

We stood up for what we believed!

In response to homophobic social media posts prior to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, our agency launched its Christmas Coaster Promo, Art Speaks Louder Than Words, to support gay rights. The promotion featured illustration that was positive and supportive of gay rights.

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2010

We wanted to find a way, through art, to give back so we decided to launch our first Illustrators Willing to Work for Free campaign

For the month of February, all illustrators represented by our agency volunteered to work for FREE to help spread love to worthwhile and needy causes.

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2008

We changed our name from Anna Goodson Management to Anna Goodson Illustration Agency.

We decided we’d no longer represent photographers to focus, exclusively, on representing illustrators.

2004

We Illustrated two major advertising campaigns.

Anna makes a name for the agency, putting it on the map with its first two international campaigns. The first, for a Toronto-based dating service, Lavalife, featured illustration in NYC subways and on billboards throughout North America. A worldwide campaign for IBM was No. 2. The word was out. Photographers, illustrators, and clients started flocking to the agency.

2000

Sylvie Hamel joined our agency after a 15-year PR career at Optimum Public Relations.

Today, Sylvie continues to be the main liaison between clients and illustrators.

1999

Anna signs on more illustrators and photographers and builds the agency.

Anna’s brutal first years in business began to pay dividends. After lugging around heavy portfolios to creatives across Canada and the US, illustrators with the agency started getting offers.

1997

Anna Goodson Management set out to make a name for itself as a reputable agency in the illustration and photography industry.

Facing the agency’s biggest challenge–getting artists to sign on in its fledgling years–Anna was turned down by nearly everyone she approached. With dreams of going international, Anna cold called prospects while crisscrossing North America. She convinced a handful of unknown photographers–and one illustrator–to join her virtual agency.

1996

With only a black & white laptop, flip phone and a dream, Anna launched her start-up, Anna Goodson Management.

After working her way up the ranks in an ad agency to account director, then taking a job at a fashion photography agency, Anna striked out on her own to start an agency that represented illustrators and photographers in the second bedroom of her apartment. No too long after, Anna’s intuition, led her to launched her first website before most of her clients even had access to the Internet.

Anna Goodson
President & Founder of Anna Goodson Illustration & Motion

President and Founder of Anna Goodson Illustration & Motion, Anna had the idea of launching a virtual illustration agency before most people had access to the web.

For over 20 years now, Anna has been passionate and innovative about the illustration industry and the artists she represents.

As one of the most respected agents in her field, Anna continues to inspire and motivate those who cross her path.

Sylvie Hamel
Vice President of Client Service

Sylvie is our "go to person" who keeps things running at the agency. For the past 18 years, Sylvie has always kept her smile dealing with clients and illustrators alike. Her warm and upbeat personality, combined with her passion for illustration is what sets her apart.

She is professional, dependable and organized and a pure joy to work with.