The Directory of Illustration is widely regarded as the leading marketing program for illustrators in the United States. Their website and print resources are relied on by qualified art buyers from all over the world when they need to commission illustration.
“The Directory of Illustration is excited to be partnering with the AOI to support the World Illustration Awards. Honoring the most creative and inspiring commercial illustration from around the world will help everyone stay connected with new trends and ideas, and provide expanded opportunities for artists to promote their work to a global audience." Glen Serbin – President, Directory of Illustration
Somerset House have hosted the AOI Illustration Awards since 2012.
Since opening to the public in 2000, Somerset House has produced a distinctive public programme that annually draws over 2 million visitors to the site, proving a stimulating environment for exploration and relaxation. The varied, year-round programme includes an open air film and concert season and ice rink, as well as temporary exhibitions focusing on contemporary fashion, design, art and architecture, family workshops and free guided tours. In September 2009, Somerset House became the new home of London Fashion Week. Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, siting between the Strand and River Thames.
Nobrow is an award-winning independent publisher of beautiful graphic novels, gift and illustration books.
Encompassing also children’s imprint Flying Eye Books, renowned for the very best in children’s illustrated picture books and non-fiction.
Nobrow publishes work by artists all around the world, from those fresh out of art school to many well-known talents of the industry. Nobrow HQ is in East London.
Further information can be found at nobrow.net
The Walker Books Group is one of the world’s leading independent publishers of books and content for children. This vibrant international group includes Walker Books UK, London; Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts; and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality, the Walker Books Group is home to books for readers of all ages.
Award-winning authors and illustrators for the group include National Ambassador for Children's Literature, Kate DiCamillo, M.T Anderson, Patrick Ness, and Jon Klassen, and major brands for the group are Maisy, Guess How Much I Love You, Tilly and Friends, the widely acclaimed Judy Moody and the bestselling Where’s Wally/Where’s Waldo.
Proud winner of an Apple Design Award in 2015, Affinity Designer brings inspiration to professional illustration. Combining vector design and raster finishing, it's the fastest, smoothest, most precise design app available. Created with the emphasis on power, accuracy, speed and lack of bloat, Affinity Designer makes creating art feel fun and spontaneous again, while delivering high-end results in macOS and Windows.