Grand Matter is a talent agency and platform for artists to bring their greatest work into the world. The artists joining Grand Matter’s roster span a diverse range of disciplines, from illustrators and designers, to makers and art directors.  Each has been chosen for their grand ideas: their tenacity, ambition, and commitment to meaningful creativity.



– Champion artists with integrity.

– Enable  artists and clients  to create work that matters.

– Open  dialogue in the creative community.

– Pursue  common goals and values.


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.