Who we are

We are Meiklejohn and we’ve been representing illustrators for over 45 years.  Back when the agency first opened its doors a rolodex was an art buyers best friend and artwork was delivered by hand, the Meiklejohn brothers were the go to guys for illustration. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains the same, clients still come to us for the best in illustration.

We collaborate with creatives on a wide range of commissions, from exciting ad campaigns to beautiful book covers. We represent some of the world's most talented illustrators and we love to help our clients find the the perfect artist for their project.  We see ourselves as creative facilitators, so everyone else can concentrate on doing what they do best, creating fabulous illustrations.

Claire Meiklejohn is the second generation of Meiklejohns to head up the agency, some might say she was raised on illustration. After earning her creative stripes in the world of arts management she took the reigns of the family business and has transformed the agency to meet today’s creative demands.

Louise Tummon worked as an art buyer in some of London's top advertising agencies before joining the team as our senior agent. Louise's project management experience ensures all our projects run smoothly. Louise also has a keen eye for emerging talent and is always on the look out for new illustration stars.

Alice Wilkinson curates our blog and newsletter and spreads the word about the wonderful work of our fabulous artists. She also helps our artists to develop their portfolios. Whether it’s tackling a new subject matter or pushing their style in a new direction, Alice nurtures our artists' talents to help them grow.

Lou Renforth keeps the agency running smoothly and efficiently behind the scenes. Her meticulous nature is perfect for keeping our website and portfolios looking fresh and up to date. She also project manages our publishing educational commissions.
       

 

How we work with our clients

We work across the whole creative spectrum. Advertising agencies, design groups and publishing houses are all on our client list and we understand each of them have very different needs.

Some of our clients know exactly who they want to work with and they’re ready to brief, others just have the beginnings of an idea which they want to explore; we love working with both. Just give us a call or drop as an email and we’ll be able to help you out.

Would you like us to represent you?

We are always on the look out for exceptional talent to represent. If you would like us to review your work, please send us samples or a link to your website.

Submit your work by email to:
Submissions@meiklejohn.co.uk

Submit your work by post to:
Meiklejohn Submissions
Candlemakers
West Street
Lewes
BN7 2NZ

Please don’t send us any original artwork, if you would like your samples returned please do include a stamped addressed envelope. Although we do try and respond to all submissions we are incredibly busy, so time doesn’t always allow, but please do be assured if we are interested in representing you we will be in touch.

Client list

180 Amsterdam
Absolut Vodka
Adam and Eve DDB
Adobe
American Express
Argos
Bang & Olufsen
Barclays
Bartle Bogle Hegarty
BBC
Birds Eye
Bloom
Bloomsbury
Brandopus
British Airways
Cadbury
Clarity
Coca-Cola
Creature London
Danone
Draft FCB
Droga5
Elvis
Empire Magazine
Faber and Faber
Fallon
FCB Inferno

Fisher Price
Goodwood
Google
Grey London
Guinness
Harper Collins
Havas Worldwide
Hey! Human
Honda
Ink Publishing
IPC Media
Iris Worldwide
John Lewis & Partners
Jones Knowles Richie
JWT
Kastner
Ketchum PR
Leo Burnett
Little Brown Book Group
Lloyds Bank
Lucky Generals
Macmillian
Marks and Spencer
McCann London
McDonalds
Mercedes Benz
Microsoft

Monocle
National Geographic
Nestlé
Nike
Nissan
Nokia
Ogilvy UK
Orange France
Orion
Orlebar Brown
Random House Penguin
Pepsi
Pizza Hut
Proximity London
Purina
Quercus
Redwood
Renault
Royal Mail
Saatchi & Saatchi pro UK
Sainsbury’s
Shell
Simon and Schuster
Publicis
Sony
Specsavers
TBWA

Telegraph Media
The British Museum
The Chase
The Financial Times
The Guardian
The Leith Agency
The National Portrait Gallery
The & Partnership
The NHS
The Radio Times
The Red Brick Road
Sunday Times Magazine
Toyota
Unicef
Unilever
Vanity Fair
VCCP
Virgin Atlantic
Vogue
Volkswagen
Waitrose & Partners
Walls
Walmart
Weiden + Kennedy Portland
Which?
Wired
Wolff Olins