Leading illustration agencies tells about artists to keep an eye on this year.

Fresh talent is something we love to feature, and these illustrators have proved they’re worth admiring. From animation to pencil sketch – we’re excited to see where 2017 leads them.

We asked five leading illustration agencies – Jelly London, Handsome Frank, Good Illustration, Colagene and Bernstein & Andriulli to tell us about new signings that they think will be producing outstanding work in the year ahead.

Make sure to check out more of their work by clicking on the links below.

Jelly London: Mariana Rodrigues

2017’s Best Up-and-coming Illustrators

Mariana’s style is based on deconstructing things — often nature — and reassembling them into a new, imaginary whole. She loves intricate patterns and symmetry.

Her illustrations are created by a combination of techniques: pencil, ink, watercolour, digital manipulation, digital colouring, and even photography. So far she has worked with Patrick Watson, Country Living, Vogue Japan, PopWalls and Work Club for Original Source.

Mariana studied communication design at ESAD College of Art and Design Matosinhos, Portugal, and worked as a graphic designer before moving to London and becoming a full-time illustrator.

Mariana has a strong Instagram following and has dominated projects and the Jelly London blog over the past few months.

Jelly London: Andrey Kasay

2017’s Best Up-and-coming Illustrators

It’s hard not to be intrigued by the weird and wonderful work of Andrey Kasay.

His bold use of colour, ludicrous compositions and recurring characters make for an invigorating, if not pleasantly confusing, experience.

Originally from Far East Russia, Andrey said he learnt to draw and make animated videos alongside neighbours Amur the tiger and Dingo the dog.