La Belle Image is based in Bordeaux, France. Our illustrators are in Paris, Switzerland or elsewhere. Come and meet with us in our offices if you visit our beautiful region, or one of the international book fairs we attend throughout the year. You can also send us a message with the link below.
After a stint in the children’s books division of Gallimard in Paris and at De Agostini-Rand McNally in London, I set up the literary agency, Hannele & Associates. The agency represents publishers of works for children and young adults and sells publication rights in more than 20 countries across the world. Meeting the illustrators of those books for young people inspired me to promote their work to other sectors. Because deep down we are all children and we’re entitled to enjoy beautiful pictures too!
I left school to go into the catering industry, training as a sommelier. But I went back, to learn graphic design and illustration. As a freelance graphic designer, I work with businesses, particularly chateaux, on their visual imagery and communications. I care passionately about craftsmanship, beautiful objects and illustration. I work with Hannele to guide our clients in their search for new images.