Début Art Ltd. Hiring In New York

début art – New York

420 West 14th Street
Suite 5 SE
New York
NY 10014

Application deadline: 13th August, 2012

Début Art is a London based illustration agency which was founded in 1985 - its one of the largest illustration agencies in Europe. The highly contemporary artists it represents are based globally and sought after by leading clients globally. The position offered is a major opportunity for an individual to be the first Début engaged exec based on the ground in New York.

The primary role for the successful candidate will be to market the 135+  world-class and highly original illustrators (and motion artists) to commissioning clients in ad agencies, design groups, book publishers and newsprint and magazine titles in New York and the wider US. This marketing  will be via face to face presentations to clients and e-marketing. Building personal and highly creative relationships with commissioning clients for the long term is key to the role.

The successful candidate will have an 'in-the-blood' passion for illustration and a high level of knowledge about the contemporary illustration scene and market. The successful candidate will be a real afficionado of illustration, motion work and contemporary graphics. The candidate will enjoy face-to-face meetings and be a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual with an excellent eye for genuinely outstanding illustration.

In addition to the salary, Début Art offers a high sales commission paid monthly (circa 7.5% of gross new project pay). For 'sales successful' individuals total annual pay can exceed $200,000 after a few years.

Début Art is a small very highly specialized company and, as such, is able to offer flexible working arrangements and a family type management approach. Début Art's office is in the Meatpacking District, NY.

Please email a covering letter and resume/CV to Andrew Coningsby at Début Art at