Grand Matter is an artist agency with a diverse roster of artistic disciplines, spanning illustrators and set designers, to makers and art directors. Each has been chosen for their grand ideas: their tenacity, ambition, and commitment to meaningful creativity.


We aim to champion artists with integrity and support both clients and artists to create meaningful work together. In addition to this we initiate creative collaborations with like-minded people, pursue common goals and causes, and encourage an open dialogue in the creative community.


Meet the team
Dorcas Brown

Dorcas began her career in editorial publishing. As art editor for luxury travel and fashion guide SHOP magazine, she commissioned illustration and photography for their printed magazine and website. In 2014 she made the move from publishing to work for YCN, representing their member artists across a wide range of disciplines. As an agent she brings to Grand Matter an expert understanding of production and commissioning from the client-side.

Ciara Phelan

With a background in graphic design, Ciara has been pursuing her passion for collage illustration as a freelance artist since 2009, creating playful and dynamic pieces for the likes of the V&A, New York Times, Kiehls and Benefit Cosmetics. She has since co-founded the online gallery and shop Many Hands, and also launched ethical homeware brand Kith & Kin. As the founding director of Grand Matter she brings with her first-hand knowledge of the creative process.