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The Association of Illustrators join us as Media Partner for BDF2024

The UK’s leading illustration body join us as a partner for BDF 2024. Find out more about their events, awards and diverse resources to support the illustration sector.

The AOI, a not-for-profit membership organisation, is the UK’s leading illustration body, championing the industry and illustrators at every stage of their career through 1-1 support & advice, a wealth of business resources, campaigning, events and the World Illustration Awards.

The AOI equip illustrators with the tools and support they need to build their business, confidence, and connection in the industry; Empowering illustrators to feel respected, protected and part of a supported and inclusive community.

Illustration: Harriet Noble

The AOI also publish Inside illustration, an online Suite of content shining a light on different areas of the illustration industry, such as editorial and publishing.

Each season includes an exclusive Podcast, a Creative Course for members, in-depth Article, Resource, Commissioner interview and a comprehensive ‘How To…’ guide.

Illustration & Animation: Yukai Du

Based in London in Somerset House, the AOI work with illustrators from all over the world and also hold a variety of local meet-ups around the UK, including our Birmingham based meet up group – Picnic!

“I don’t think I would have a career without the AOI. The confidence I have developed through learning how much to quote clients, the legal stuff of the business of being an illustrator and just general support I have received from them has been fundamental to my career. I joined when I was fresh out of university and I’ve now been full time freelance for over ten years – I would recommend for any illustrator new or more experienced to get involved with them!”

AOI member, 2023

Illustration: Harriet Noble

Find community, grow your confidence, make your mark by joining the AOI.



Find out more…

X: @theaoi
Instagram: @theaoi

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