Here at Illo Agency, we have been working with ITSme for just over a year. The ITSme team helps us acquire new talented staff members and illustrators, assists with managing our marketing and websites, connects us with universities, and helps manage internship applications and other business operations. The ITSme team has been instrumental in our recent growth as an agency!
Our manager, Amy Milligan, has been working closely with Vicky Patoulioti, from ITSme to source and sign talented, diverse, global illustrators. Vicky has been key in signing diverse artists, and helping to share underrepresented voices with the world. Aside from new talent, Vicky also helps us find and submit our illustrators’ work to competitions. We have had great success in this area, recently winning two Creativepool Awards for Animation and Branded Content, as well as others.
As members of the ITSme Society, we follow the charter of “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S”, which supports illo’s goal to be genuine positive societal and environmental influencers. The “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S” charter’s primary aim is to advance the Environmental, Financial, Ethical, Collaborative, Training, and Social standards of signed agencies. Influencing positive change with the Agencies Staff, outlook, and beyond to those that the Agencies deal with day to day in their commercial dealings; through outreach in education and marketing. Learn more about the “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S.” here.
Through our connection with the ITSme Society, we have also been able to partner with and support other agencies, expanding our opportunities. With help from ITSme we have been able to focus on connecting our artists with progressive brands and good causes, such as the nonprofit Onebillion and the edutainment company Rebel Girls. We have also been able to secure our illustrator's work with celebrity authors such as Sir Lenny Henry and Jessica Alba.
ITSme is also about to launch a new learning platform for artists and creatives to learn more about the industry and what agencies are looking for! We invite you to find out more about their learning platform here and feel free to share with any creatives you know that might be interested! Subscribe to their Learning Platform to get more information and find out when they launch!
We look forward to our continued partnership with ITSme!
Illo Agency represents a diverse mix of illustrators who champion good causes. Illo connects progressive brands with illustrators, designers and animators that have shared values.