Aevitas Creative Management has created ACM Kids & Illustration, a new division focused on representing children’s authors and illustrators across genres, character design, cover work and editorial for adults.
Agents from across the company are expected to bring clients to the new division, with lead agent Adriana Dominguez overseeing the unit along with Aevitas partner Rick Richter.
In a press release, Aevitas co-CEO David Kuhn said the launch builds on “the company’s current strength in this important area within our business.” Co-CEO Todd Shuster noted that current customers have already produced a number of bestsellers in the categories that will be encompassed by the new division. “It felt like the perfect time to shine a light on not only the amazing talent we’ve been fortunate enough to nurture over the years, but also our rapidly growing portfolio of new clients,” he added.
Aevitas has over 30 agents based in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles and London, representing authors, performers, thinkers, artists and public figures. His list of illustrators includes New York Times best-sellers and recipients of numerous awards including the New York Times Best illustrated, Pura Belpré, Christopher Award, Golden Kite and Orbis Pictus. Many have also collaborated with various brands and organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the New York City Subway System’s MTA Art and Design program, the United States Postal Service, the Obama Foundation, National Geographic, “O” Magazine, Elle Decor, PBS, NPR, Pixar, DreamWorks, Netflix, Hasbro and Nickelodeon.