Anna Goodson Illustration Agency has been representing the most prominent illustrators — both established and up-and-coming — from around the world since 1996.
If you’re a publisher, advertiser, editor, designer, or art director, and are looking to commission a high-quality illustration, you’ve come to the right place.
Being selective about whom we represent ensures the work we provide is captivating and distinctive.
Digital, motion, collage, portraiture — our illustrators cover a wide array of styles, and you’ll always be inspired by what they create.
Discover our illustrators’ latest work in the news section, and browse through their profile pages to find out more about them; you’ll discover a vast pool of talent and skill across numerous styles and genres
Our illustrators featured landmarks, personalities, and memorable moments in Montreal’s history.
Our roster of clients today includes some of the most reputable advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, publishers, and design firms in the world.
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.
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.
We decided we’d no longer represent photographers to focus, exclusively, on representing illustrators.
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.
Today, Sylvie continues to be the main liaison between clients and illustrators.
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.
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.
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.