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Both Damien and Zigor have produced amazing work for Ad Age. With so many agencies out there and so many illustrators who do work in similar styles, I’m continually impressed by Colagene’s roster of talented artists. Not only cause they are some of the best out there but they present smart solutions to complex conceptual ideas. Their artists are flexible and are very accommodating to our needs. And they are fast! We live in a world where information comes at us at lightning speed and to have an agency that understands urgency is invaluable.  Tam Nguyen, Senior Art Director, Ad Age

The Colagene experience according to our clients.

I hired Sonia Roy to illustrate a cover and feature story about issues surrounding income inequality in the U.S. While somewhat complicated, she understood exactly what I was after! I attribute this to superb communication between Alex (rep), Sonia and I throughout the process. I never felt worried about meeting my expectations or deadlines. The final illustrations were not only gorgeous, but made a strong visual impact. Everyone was extremely happy.
- Beth Murphy, Art Director Lehigh University

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Working with Colagene and the masterful Jérôme Mireault was a total delight. The quick turnaround and ability to nail a style from a simple briefing was really impressive. 10/10 would highly recommend.
Josh Boston, Art Director, Japanese Garden magazine

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Emmanuel POLANCO knows just how to convey complex ideas in innovative and exceedingly beautiful ways. I can always expect the best from him. And it’s truly a pleasure too to work with Alex Pham, who keeps projects on track!

- Kimberly LUM, Designer, Institutional Investor Magazine, New York

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Without fail, every experience with Colagene has resulted in a tremendously successful artistic collaboration. This project was no exception. The beautifully skilled collage work that Nazario Graziano contributed for our travel feature story brought something very special to the pages of the magazine. His great talent helped to expertly capture and elevate the spirit of the story. Very much looking forward to the next project!
Jarred Ford, Art Director, Redbook Magazine

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It was a pleasure to work with Marie-Eve Tremblay on 'Fish Tales', a fictional underwater story for Chirp magazine. She enhanced the direction provided, bringing the story to life with wonderful details and a fresh color palette. The reps at Colagene were great at keeping everything on track, allowing us to focus on creativity.
Faith Cochran, Creative director, Owlkids

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Colagene are one of the most organized agency with on top, agents responsive, efficient and pleasant. Working with Antonio Uve was a joy and we were thrilled with the results.
Claire Dawson, Co-Founder, Creative Director, Underline Studio

Fonfon’s team loved working with Marie-Ève. A talented illustrator who knows how to add a lightness to the most sensitive stories.
Véronique Fontaine, Fonfon Editions

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Colagene illustrations looks SO great and they’ve really brought something very special to the magazine. I do hope that Nazario is as pleased with the final outcome as we are. As always, it’s been a sincere pleasure collaborating with the great artists of Colagene & I’m looking forward to the next project. Jarred Ford, Deputy Art Director, Redbook Magazine
 

Illustrations by Marie-Eve Tremblay serve a dual purpose, adding an element of visual fun to what could have been a much more serious treatment, and helping kids understand the tiny organisms being described. Quill & Quire: Editor’s Choice selection, review on Inside Your Insides (produced by kids Can Press)

The Colagene experience according to our clients

Working with Colagene's team is like riding a rainbow barechested on a unicorn: Wonderful. Point. (Fast as well, and beautiful!) Thanks to the illustrators Kelly Schykulski, Aaron McConomy, David Despau, Katrinn Pelletier and Anne Cresci for their rapid and precise work, as well as to Valérie Deland, project manager of a unexpected efficacity.
Shawn Duriez and Renaud Gouin, co-founders, Jukebox and Avant-Garde breweries

The Colagene experience according to our clients.

As a first-time user of Colagene, I was very impressed by the variety of artists and styles of artwork they represented. Right away I could tell that Kelly Schykulski’s style would meet the requirements and style my client was looking for. We were not disappointed with the end result – it was exactly the festive and fun look we wanted for the front cover of the company magazine.
Jasmin Uhthoff, Communications Consultant

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Working with Valérie Deland (Montréal) and the artist Nicole Jarecz was pure pleasure. From start to finish, the project went on flawlessly. Efficient, fast and professional: Everything we were searching for to meet our needs!
Annie Robert, ZOÏ Agency, Public Relations | Senior Account Manager

The Colagene experience according to our clients

Sonia Roy is one of our favorite illustrators and our collaboration with Colagene is a truly a nice partnership. We have worked with Sonia on several projects, but her creation for our November issue entitled " Good Grief " by Peter Bruun, on his struggle to find peace and help others after the death of his daughter Elisif was one of my favorites. We gave several original artworks made ​​by Elisif to Sonia, some old family pictures and most of Peter's history and she created a beautiful work of art that has transcribed the story perfectly. I look forward to working with Sonia and Colagene again!
Amanda White-Iseli, Art Director, Baltimore magazine

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Openness, creativity, efficiency. Three words that describe well my collaboration with Benoit Tardif and Colagene. A great experience and a magnificent illustration that reflects well the theme of our issue. I recommend!
Suzanne Lalande, Consulting services in communications and public relations, Kaléidoscope magazine

The Colagene experience according to our clients.

By working with Colagene, we got a professional service exactly as we expected. The communication with the team was smooth, feedback was fast and the whole experience very pleasant !
Alina Lagarde, art director at Commun agency

The Colagene experience according to our clients.

I have worked with Colagene on some marquis projects in the last 3 years, often on tight deadlines, and delicate themes.  Their reps are always at the top of their game, and their artists are by far some of the most visually creative minds out there.  I’m always on the lookout for projects to commission and collaborate on with the Colagene team.
Jason Chiu, Globe And Mail.

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"Emmanuel's work is gorgeous - rich, textured, and poetic. He is a thoughtful, very skilled artist and a pleasure to work with. I've worked with Colagene for several years, and have found them to be a delight. They are flexible, resourceful, and provide just the right talent for our projects. Thank you again Colagene for connecting us with these wonderful artists." Frances Baca, Vice President, Design, Callisto Media Inc.

The Colagene experience according to our clients

It was a pleasure to work with Alex Pham and Mydeadpony from Colagene. Everything was precise and timely, the final illustration was exactly what we wanted.
Bora Mihalyi, graphic designer, Play Advertising Canada

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Collaborating with Sonia Roy is always a pleasure. Her unique approach to collage and color is refreshing and blends well with our editorial vision.
Kim Thwaits, Assistant Art Director, PACE Agency Dallas

Working with all the reps at Colagene has always been, for me, a wonderful experience. They are open and accommodating to all their clients' desired concepts and needs. I was especially impressed with the artist Kimi Kimoki, who gave us several wonderful illustrations and went above and beyond our requests for the illustrations assigned. I have recommended Colagene too many people who have asked me for artist reps for their projects.
Doug Snyder, Assistant Art Director, Guideposts / Angels On Earth

Tonwen Jones is a delight to work with. I appreciate her ability to seamlessly merge photo, line, and texture in such a playful and engaging way. I’ve worked with Colagene for several years, and have found them to be a delight. They are flexible, resourceful, and provide just the right talent for our projects. Thank you again Colagene for connecting us with these wonderful artists.
Frances Baca, Vice President, Callisto Media Inc.

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We reached out to Alex at Colagene Montreal for an illustration that was both nostalgic and contemporary. Illustrator Sonia Roy stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park. So happy with the result.
David W. Radabaugh, Art Director, Southwest: The Magazine

This was our first time working with Colagene Creative Clinic, and the experience was incredible! Not only that we were very pleased with the final result from Sonia Roy, but the process was fluid, interactive and efficient. It’s always great to work with creatives who communicate well and interpret your vision well also! Looking forward to doing more work together in the future!
Lynnette Galloway, Deputy Art Director, Ebony Magazine

Thank you Colagene for facilitating our work with Marie Eve Tremblay. She has a wonderful interpretation of children at play for the Canada Post Community Foundation stamp. I hope to have the pleasure of working with Colagene again soon!
Lionel Gadoury, Creative Director, Context Creative
 

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Colagene Creative Clinic is one of the artist agencies I regularly go to find exactly right creators for our non-fiction and picture books for children. In addition to the wealth of talent, I appreciate how professional and pleasant everyone has been to work with.
Julia Naimska, Senior Designer, Kids Can Press Publishing

What a great team! Adam Turnbull delivered art that was beautiful and so fresh; and I could not have asked for more from the Colagene reps: pleasant, professional, and flexible.
Karina Granda, Designer, Simon & Schuster New York

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Working with Colagene creative clinic means to have the opportunity to reach international talented illustrators without the challenge of handling the distance. It also means to be able to choose the style of drawings we want while being advised.
Caroline Choinière, project manager and web redactor, Productions Version 10

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Working with Colagene was a great experience, it made the process flawless and the results were fantastic!

Javier Frutos, Art DIrector, Canadian Geographic

The Colagene experience according to our clients:

We reached out to Colagene for an illustration that was both nostalgic and contemporary. Illustrator Sonia Roy stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park. So happy with the result. David W. Radabaugh, Art Director, Southwest: The Magazine

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We all love Nicole Jarecz’s work and enjoy working with Colagene Creative Clinic. Nicole is timely, responsive, and a total pleasure to work with. Lisa Sparer, Art Director, Atlanta Magazine Custom Media

  It was a pleasure recently working with Adam J. Turnbull and the Colagene agency. Adam provided multiple thought out sketches and was very responsive to feedback. The illustration turned out great! Rose DeMaria, Associate Art Director, Fortune Magazine  

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I have worked with Vincent at Colagene on two very complex briefs for Vanity Fair magazine. Colagene are so efficient to respond to a brief and liaise with the illustrators directly. The process of amendments through to completion is always handled so carefully and clearly. Colagene are an absolute delight to work with. Scott Moore, Art Editor, Vanity Fair UK

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We continue to seek out more illustrative work for our publications and Colagene has quickly become our go-to agency for top-notch talent and timely results.

Marcey Andrews, Art Director, New Trail magazine, University of Alberta Alumni Association

It is always a pleasure working with Colagene. The entire process is efficient and organized. We were so pleased with our recent commissioned project, the artist is extremely talented and executed the concept better than we could have imagined! We have received many compliments on the 'eye catching' and 'striking' cover we collaborated on! Linda Rapini, Art Director, Pharmacy Practice+, Rogers Media

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I love to work with Colagene for the great work quality of their artists, their positioning, their reliability and also their seriousness in our exchanges. Marie-Christine, always passionnated and in a good mood, contributes largely to the work fluidity. Many thanks.
Céline Hein, Art Director, journal du CNRS


Thanks to Colagene, we were able to get in a very tight deadline, high quality illustrations which were perfect for our request. It is an excellent collaborator, I don’t hesitate a moment to recommend this agency.
Janie Lamontagne, Art Director, LOULOU magazine

It was a true pleasure to work with Marie-Eve Tremblay and Colagene team on the book La Méchante petite poulette dans La Vengeresse Masquée et Le Loup (The Bad-tempered chick in The Masked Avenger and the Wolf). Marie-Eve understood very well the world and the tone of author Pierre Dubé’s text and she brilliantly illustrated it . We will probably work again with her very soon. Who knows, maybe for a second book about new adventures of this bad-tempered chick.
Renaud Plante, editor at Les 400 coups publishing house

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Working with Colagene was a truly enjoyable experience. The clinic's database of artists gave us the opportunity to consider many different illustrators and illustration styles and find the one that best suited our concept and our needs. I also greatly appreciated Aaron McConomy’s careful consideration of the creative brief, and his ability to integrate multiple complex themes into a coherent, cohesive and attention-getting illustration.
Victoria Leenders-Cheng , editor-in-chief, Focus 2014, McGill Faculty of Law

I love working with Colagene because they have diverse illustrators. I have worked with Emmanuel Polanco numerous times and he is amazingly creative with fresh and clever ideas which are always to the point. I love his techniques and he is very pleasant to work with.
Israt Jahan, Senior Designer, Institutional Investor Magazine

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Colagene represents talented artists who can fit clients’ requests. Fast and efficient; the final result is beautiful.
Joelle Binet, photo producer, En Route Magazine

I love working with Colagene! Their services are perfect, fast and their artists are always up to our expectations. It’s a one-stop shop in which we can put our trust.
Didier Lortie, Creation director, Newad agency

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In very tight deadlines, at the very last minute, when we think we won’t be able to do it, Colagene finds us someone, somewhere, who is available and has talent. Rapidity and professionalism, it’s what I like about Colagene.
Etienne Goulet, Art Director, Marketel

Working with Colagene is always a pleasure. The illustrators are very talented and the working relationship is very friendly. They deliver on time and they are also able to adapt to every kind of requests. When I commission them to do an illustration work, I’m totally confident!
Marie-Michèle Leduc, Artistic Director, Clin d'Œil Magazine

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 The Colagene experience according to our clients:

We enjoyed working with Genevieve on various collage-design projects. Genevieve and the staff were always punctual and provided the quality work we expected.
Jodi Hale, Production Lead, Rosetta Stone

Congrats for always being on time, Colagene is always on top of things.
Martine Trebillod, DA Votre Beauté Magazine’s artistic director

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Thanks for being so professional and sending me all the material so quickly: if all the collaborators worked like you, I would be really happy ;-)
Ruth Varillas, Picture Editor, FHM Spain

We collaborated with Colagene for the first time recently and everything went very well. From the brief to the reception of the final files, the communication was perfect and so was the reactivity. It was a first for us and we most certainly will get in touch again with Colagene to work with the talented illustrators the agency represents.
Julie Jamart Dupont Fauville, graphic designer, Magazine Capital

Collaborating with Marie-Christine, Paris’ clinic agent, was very nice. I was able to realize an agency project for a client’s account, The French Golf Federation. The illustrator Takeshi understood the creative concept and delivered it just as I had imagined and sold it to my client.
Stéphane Cimolino, Art Director, Havas Sports & Entertainment

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Working with Colagene is always a pleasure. They are professional, friendly, and offer exceptional talent. We've often commissioned Tonwen Jones and find her ideas and execution to always be spot-on, and Colagene is always a great liaison.
Frances Baca, Design Director, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Massachusetts

My experiences with Colagene always went well. The team is able to get back to me quickly about the feasibility of a project. When they collaborate with us, the work is well done and our deadlines and budget are respected. I will recommend to anyone who has an illustration project to contact them.
Patrick St-Hilaire, Coordinator, Usage rights and research, Chenelière Éducation Inc.

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What is appreciable with Colagene is the diversity and complementary of the artists. For each project, we are offered a tailored team and talents with whom it is extremely enjoyable working.
Julien Toussaint, Advertising Chef, Euro RSCG 360, Paris

Colagene are my absolute favorite illustration agency – they have a fantastic portfolio of illustrators who are perfect for Company. Working with them is very easy, illustrations are always delivered on time and are always as I'd imagined or better than I ever imagined they could be! I love them… A lot!

Tanita Montgomery, Art Director, Company, Hearst Magazines, London

We did business with colagene clinic for one or our projects because we always find a lot of talented artists there. Besides, their professionalism level and their capacity of adapting themselves to the numerous requests/ projects make colagene a company very devoted at the success of their clients’ projects.
Richard Jean-Baptiste, Executive Producer, Jimmy Lee, Montréal

 

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The Colagene experience according to our clients:

To us, Colagene means a broad selection of talented illustrators as well as attentive, efficient, quick and nice staff. That’s what I call a precious collaboration.
Anne-Marie Johnson, Responsable de projets, Hachette Education/FLE

We have been working with Colagene since 2005 already. The company is user-friendly, creative and efficient. Less is More. Even nowadays still, we keep being congratulated for the quality of our graphic identity and our website’s elegance… What more could we ask for?
Louis Pauzé, Owner, Bonaldo, Montréal

We like to work with Colagene because the illustrators are talented and reactive. Furthermore the Colagene team is very efficient, friendly and adapts quickly to constraints. Your accent makes us travel at every brief ;-) You are very professional and it’s pleasant, thank you once again.
William Londiche, Philosophie magazine

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With or without accent (Quebec ed), the reception is always enthusiastic and attentive. We find at the clinic one-of-a-kind, talented and efficient people. It is reassuring and down-to-earth.
Emmanuel Vaillant, Creation Director for Havas Sports & Entertainment, Paris

It is always a pleasure to collaborate with a creative and reactive team as Colagene is. A real good experience to reiterate and recommend!!!
Alexis Mouthon, Account Executive Euro RSCG Genève

I like simple things! The briefs are understood fast. Illustrators represented are talented. Never late. Thanks to the diversity of graphic styles that we can find within the same agency, searching becomes very simple. Moreover: it’s done in joy and cheerfulness. I like it!
Charles Desgroseilliers, artistic director at Transcontinental Inc.

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After working on numerous projects with the Colagene agency, we strongly recommend it. In two words, the clinic is reactive, relevant.
Marie & Xavier, Art Buyers, Sequoia agency , Paris
 

I’ve been working with Colagene for almost a year now. Not only do I appreciate the quality of work provided by their various illustrators, I also enjoy working with Colagene’s professional agents when it comes to illustrator recommendations and feedback. They also make invoicing a breeze, which is important when you are on a tight deadline.
Philipp Boltz, Production and Interactive Designer, Totem Brand Stories, Canada

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I discovered the Colagene agency and the graphic clinic a few years ago and I found that, as a passionate of illustration and graphic design, this concept is extremely rich and interesting. The range of artists represented by Colagene is varied and often offers a solution for my projects. I systematically visit the clinic’s website everytime I need to research for a brand I work for.
Marie Dathanat, freelance art buyer, Paris

 

From the beginning I regarded Colagene as one of my favorite illustrator agencies. I love the variety of their artists and, always important to a photo editor, the people at Colagene are always friendly and helpful.
Ellen Reddy, Photo Editor Cosmopolitan Germany

At first we didn’t choose colagene but an artist who was represented by the agency, Then however, doing business with the this agency revealed to present an advantage: their professionalism helps with making timelines less unrealistic and challenges less crazy.. Their comprehension of our constraints and those of their artists enables everyone to work better together. It’s a guaranteed choice in terms of efficacy and mind tranquility.
Anne-Saskia Barthe, Publisher, project and production manager at Flammarion Québec

New topic : The Colagene Experience

For its 10th Year Anniversary, Colagene took care of reviewing all its collaborations and would like to share with everyone some touching and inspiring testimonials. During this 11th year, we will show you new ones every month. It will also be featured on our website, don't miss them on your next visit. Colagene is also its wonderful customers! Thank you all of you that participated for your generosity and loyalty!

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Colagene Paris is: nice illustrators’ team, good project follow up and significant flexibility of the team. See you soon !
Claire Sougy, Art buyer, Leo Burnett, Paris

We were impressed overall by the quality of the illustrators represented, in particular, Karen's portfolio. Once we began the working relationship we found Genevieve to be very responsive, friendly, professional and courteous. The business side of negotiations were very amicable with Colagene being quite willing and flexible to work within our client's budgets. We appreciated their detailed quoting process and overall client servicing.
Juice Creative agency team, Canada

Colagene has been a constant source of inspiration and has enhanced our projects with their collaborations and commissions. From their elegant and sophisticated images for The Ritz Magazine to the provocative and engaging illustrations for the UN, they have never ceased to deliver work that amazes and manages to be on time and within budget.
Grant Bowden, Creative Director, Deep agency, London, UK

Our collaboration with colagene is always pure happiness. A talented team, a warm welcome and an impressive choice of illustrators! All the best.
Isabelle Dubuc, Artistic director at Châtelaine magazine.

Lo más interesante de la agencia es la diversidad de culturas estéticas de sus ilustradores, además el trato con los agentes es agradable y eficaz
Jesús Angel Alonso, Director de Arte , Glamour, Madrid, España