The AOI at New Designers 2016

Part 1: 29 June – 02 July (Awards Preview 29 June)
Part 2: 06 – 09 July (Awards Preview 06 July)
Business Design Centre, Islington, N1

The AOI is very happy to be back at New Designers 2016. We look forward to meeting this year’s graduates and to spend a fantastic three days sharing our insight with them. 

New Designers 2016 showcases the fresh-thinking of over 3,000 innovative design graduates, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries. It’s a must-visit if you want to see new trends and innovation, recruit new talent for your business, commission works or just feel inspired.

Part 2 is where you will find the AOI and all things illustration, graphics and motion arts along with furniture and product design. 

The Savvy Illo: The AOI's guide to your illustration business practice! Talk and Q & A Fri 8th 3.45pm

Get ahead of the game with all your business and industry essentials including self promotion, copyright, licensing and the all important skill of negotiating with clients, straight from the Association of Illustrators. Lou Bones, Membership Coordinator at the AOI, gives the advice and you can even tweet your questions in ahead of time to @theaoi #thesavvyillo 


The Prize for Illustration 2017 - Sounds of the City

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM), is delighted to announce that submissions are now open for The Prize for Illustration 2017.

This year the theme is Sounds of the City - an illustrated interpretationof urban sound. 

Head over to our dedicated page for more information and to submit your work.



AOI at D&AD Festival - Portfolio surgeries

Fiday 22 April 2016 

11am - 1.30

Looking to move forward or change direction in the illustration industry? Wondering how it works, which commissioning areas your work is best suited to, or simply how to get started? 

Get some crucial professional feedback to set you on the right path at the AOI’s Portfolio Sessions as part of the D&AD Festival 2016. We've hand picked some of illustration industry's finest to advise you!

Timba Smits, Creative Director - Little White Lies/TCOLondon
Victoria Pearce, Senior Agent - Illustration Limited
Fig Taylor, Portfolio Consultant - Association of Illustrators
Jon Cockly, Co-Founder - Handsome Frank
Caroline Thomson, Senior Agent - Arena Illustration

To book you simply buy a Festival Pass, download the app where you can book into the AOI Portfolio Sessions and many other great talks and workshops etc detailed below! Sessions will run 11am-1.30pm. 

The Association of Illustrators is also very happy to offer you a special 15% discount!!! Enter code FESTIVAL15.

D&AD Festival 
You can expect an Exhibition of Pencil Winners, Workshops, Installations, Parties, Fringe Events & Curated Screenings.Plus, over 150 speakers, including AOI Patron Ralph Steadman, Sir Martin Sorrell, The White House’s Creative Director - Ashleigh Axios, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Annie Atkins, Sir Paul Smith and Adam Buxton. 

For Festival Passes, Line up and Schedule please check it out here: