“Our real strength lies in our people – creative, industrious people who are intellectually curious and passionate about what they do. These are the people we are looking for to lead us in our continued pursuit of success.”


Rich Tinberg
President & CEO
The Bradford Group

Freelance Artist Opportunities


The Bradford Group is seeking talented freelance designers, illustrators and artists to work with our Product Development teams on innovative, unique products, including jewelry, dolls, music boxes, holiday ornaments, home décor, architectural villages, coins, books, personal banking checks, figurines and more.

Submit a Portfolio

To be considered for a freelance opportunity, please send us a digital portfolio of no more than twenty low-resolution images or a link to your online portfolio. Also, please include a resume and any additional information about your related professional experience. If you do not have digital materials to send, you may mail a hard copy to:

The Bradford Group
Licensing and Artists Relations
9333 North Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

Please do not send original artwork or items that are one of a kind.

The portfolio of your work will be forwarded to our developers for appraisal and kept in our Artist Resource File for future consideration. We offer competitive compensation. If you are interested, please contact us at the following email address: artinquiry@bgeltd.com.

Doll Artists Wanted

Ashton-Drake Galleries is continually seeking talented artists and freelancers to work with us on doll programs that can be promoted to current and new doll collectors. Ashton-Drake maintains an extensive Artist Resource File, which is constantly reviewed by our Product Development team as new doll concepts are created.

Ashton-Drake makes a great effort to match the type of artwork and style needed for a particular project with the talents and skills of an artist. Depending on our needs, you may be contacted at any time, which is why we maintain a resource file. If we contact you, we will discuss your availability and interest in working with us.

Sending Artwork

In order to better acquaint us with your artwork and style, we ask that you send photographs or color copies that show a broad range of your work. Your photographs and any other information that you send us about yourself (color copies, biography, articles, etc.) may be kept in our Artist Resource File and reviewed by our Product Development team for future consideration.

Immediate Needs

Illustrators – our needs include illustrators that can capture realistic-looking babies, toddlers, children, brides, fashion and religious figures. Artists should have an understanding of expressive posing and demonstrate the ability to render realistic features and proportions. We pay on a project basis. If you are interested, please contact:

Ashton-Drake Galleries
9200 Maryland Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
adartist@ashtondrake.com

Phone: (847) 966-2770

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