Since 1985, début art (based in London, England and now with offices in New York, Paris and Edinburgh) has proactively sought out selected leading contemporary image-makers & clients who create original, progressive and commercially successful media material. Today, début art and the highly artistic illustrators it promotes, are widely regarded, both in the UK and around the world, as representing one of the finest and most contemporary leading talent groupings in the field of illustration.
Mounting truly global marketing programs in the major selected media markets around the world and with illustrators based all over the world, début art is a truly globally sought after creative agency - an agency, we believe, that offers its selected and approved clients all the wisdom and creative wonderment of its truly worldwide illustrators base.
début art and the illustrators it markets have successfully undertaken assignments worldwide for very many companies that are leaders in their fields including: Microsoft, Apple, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Samsung, Nokia, Levi’s, Rolls-Royce, BP, Shell, Nike, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, The NYSE, The London Stock Exchange, Citibank, HSBC, American Express, Barclaycard, Maestro, British Airways, Harrods, Selfridges, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Wal-Mart, Verizon, Vodafone, Lucas Inc, The Royal Opera House (London), Universal Music, Sony, Miller, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Times (London), Le Monde (France), The Economist, Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Nature, New Scientist and National Geographic Magazine.
début art's gallery The Coningsby Gallery, stages some 30 exhibitions per year by selected leading illustrators, photographers, fine artists, designers and authors. Reviews of previous exhibitions, a look at upcoming shows and a photo tour of the gallery itself can be accessed at www.coningsbygallery.com The gallery also houses a library of books and other material related to leading illustrators and illustration. The library includes books and publications that are for sale.
début art is an active Member Agency of The UK Association of Illustrators and it practices in accordance with the Association's 'best practice' guidelines for illustrators agents. Andrew Coningsby is a Board Member of the Association and is a representative for the Association to Pro-Action: The Illustration Campaign and Liaison Group which is a joint venture with the Society of Artists Agents UK. Andrew is one of The Association of Illustrators' delegates to The Creators' Rights Alliance (UK). début art is a member of The Society of Artists' Agents (UK).
début art & The Coningsby Gallery's executive team is as follows: (London office) Andrew Coningsby, Samuel Summerskill, Jonathan Hedley and Rhiannon Lloyd, (New York office) Kat Irannejad, (Paris office) Arnaud Mayet, (Edinburgh office) Neil Leslie.
Each member of the executive team values (and is committed to creatively developing and deepening), his or her highly personal relationship with each client.