About Salzman International
An artist-powered agency, Salzman International has represented established and emerging illustrators since the early eighties. Yes, we are that old.
We are also new. Like a phoenix, each year we emerge from the ashes of New Years Eve, late in the afternoon on January first, ready and raring to go... the following Monday, bright and early... ;)
We work hard as an illustration agency: our focus is to be effective, inclusive, and deliver the most creative solutions to our clients. But our illustration and motion artists are our real stars. They are incredibly talented individuals, and their work runs the show. We are proud and humbly thankful to have the opportunity to represent this wonderful group who hail from both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific: artists who are a mixed bunch, who are inclusive, culturally diverse, culturally-informed, and engaged professionals: illustrators, animators, and motion pros who create inspired images and motion graphics that reflect and define concise moments in contemporary culture, that capture the spirit, the tone, the zeitgeist of the moment.
Our artists’ work is stunning and stellar, as is our commitment to quality and professionalism. Our agency and our artists work closely with many of the planet’s most respected publishers, magazines, and newspapers. We provide art directors, advertising agencies and design firms world-wide with conceptually-engaging, eye-catching, breath-stoppingly-fabulous illustrations, animations, and motion graphics.
Richard Salzman, founder
Richard has been representing artists for decades. "I strive to always negotiate the best contracts for my artists, who, in return provide the best work, the most creative and inspired solutions for our clients. A good contract is a win-win. Everyone comes out ahead when the business-end of a highly-creative endeavor like illustrating is handled smoothly and fairly. Good communication is key; when the business part of a project is well-managed, the artist and design creatives can focus on what is really important: the artwork, the design, and the product."