international women's day

"I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me."

- Maya Angelou.

It's hard to express the importance of sisterhood better than with a Maya Angelou poem.

Our Illo artists have interpreted the annual celebration of International Women's Day not with more poetry, but through the power of illustration. At Illo Agency, we are proud to champion talented female artists from every corner of the world. The future of your commissions can be female!

Jordan Kay Philip enjoys creating trendy, bold fashion illustration. Forget platform heels - this artwork, in celebration of International Women's Day, is definitely a statement piece! At Illo Agency, we stand in solidarity with women's struggles all over the world. 

Luke Carter uses his traditional printmaking techniques to explore typically untouched themes within his field. This piece was commissioned in celebration of International Women's Day 2019, and intended to represent an international, intersectional, pro-trans and pro-sexworker feminism

Elizabeth Graeber's vibrant colour palette is an effective way to shed light on potentially controversial news stories. Her interpretation of 2017's Women's March, grasps movement and some of the lively atmosphere from the protest. Pink handmade, cat-eared knit hats, dubbed "pussyhats," were worn in a show of solidarity and support for women's rights. A loose watercolour translation is a great metaphor to capture these women's hopes for true freedom. 

South African illustrator, Ndumiso Nyoni raises a fist and the bar in the world of protest illustration. He shares a piece inspired by Zulaikha Patel, the young South African girl who stood up against the racial prejudice she suffered from her school because of the way she chose to wear her hair.

Women are powerful and so is the effect of commercial illustration. The best way for supporting a change in representation is by commissioning it! Our illustration agents are on hand to help bring your project to life. You can reach out to them today by emailing [email protected]

at Illo Agency, we pride ourselves in representing a collation of global illustrators, distinctly diverse in creativity and uniquely celebrates by like-minded clients across a range of commercial markets.