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About Us

Closer&Closer is an Artist Representation Agency based out of Los Angeles, California. We find remarkable artists from around the world and connect them with world-class clients to do what they do best—create unforgettable visual experiences through illustration, animation, and design. We have curated a roster of top artists who have a distinct voice and style. On top of being exceptional at their craft, we also look for artists who are a joy to work with. We believe it’s not just about the work. It’s about the way the work gets done. This is why our production team works with you from inquiry to final deliverable. Whether it’s an illustration, a gif, or a full-blown animation production we are here to help you bring your ideas to life.

Contact us to talk to one of our producers about your project.

Our Clients


Leo Burnett
Giant Spoon
Sterling Brands
Fake Love
T Brand Studio
Campbell Ewald


Live Nation


Penguin Random House
Variety Magazine
AARP Magazine
Condé Nast
GQ Magazine
Lagom Magazine
The Hollywood Reporter
WW Norton
Washington Post
Women's Health
The New York Times
The New Yorker

Who We Are

We are a growing culture of innovative individuals with a common goal of providing world-class service to every artist on our roster and to every client who works with us. With a foundation built on trust, transparency, integrity, and personal development, at Closer&Closer, we seek to strengthen not only each other, but everyone we come in contact with. We want to create a world of expanding opportunities where people come together to accomplish remarkable things.

Meet the fine folks who make this vision a reality:

Artist Marketing + Partnerships

Tristan Almario

Manager, Artist Marketing + Partnerships
You’ve never met someone who loves to network like this guy. Tristan’s background is in creative production with companies like Sony, Fullscreen and many others. He loves finding ways to get our artists work out there. Tristan truly has a passion for people which is why he’s great at his job.

Andrea Mejia-Madriz

Coordinator, Artist Marketing + Partnerships
As much as Andrea loves marketing and social media, her true passion lies in helping others. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communications and found Closer&Closer, where she melds her knowledge of all things social, love of writing, and desire to support others to elevate our artists as high as they can go.
Representation + Artist Management

Drew Melton

Founder, Agent, and Producer
Drew Melton started his career as an illustrator after dropping out of Art School over 10 years ago. His original passion was hand-lettering and typography. Over the years he came to realize that his true passion lay in building relationships. He started Closer&Closer in 2017 with the idea of bringing people together to accomplish more than they could on their own. He wants to live in a world where we can all achieve our full potential. A bit over the top? Maybe. But it’s what gets him out of bed in the morning.

Jonathan Melton

Agent + Producer
Meet our incredible Producer, Jonathan. He’s started at the bottom and risen through the ranks at agencies like Firstborn and Ogilvy. These days he heads up animation projects and makes sure they run smooth from start to finish. What we love about Jonathan is that when you give him a problem to solve - He gets it done.

Jackie Roberto

They say people who need people are the best kind of people. Jackie’s diverse background in the service industry makes her a unique project manager. She truly enjoys supporting the artists and the clients all of the way through the creative process and helping them both get to the end in one piece — with a smile on their face.

Administration + Finance

Jess Perritano

Studio Manager - Contracts
You won’t believe this but some people love doing paperwork. You heard me right. If you didn’t know that, meet Jessica. She makes sure that contracts are buttoned up tight and that things happen in an orderly way around here. If you’re looking for some who can help you put together a mean checklist, she’s your girl.

Cindy Bell

Financial Controller
Cindy has done it all. She has worked in large agencies, runs a spin studio, and through it all, she still goes back to her passion of accounting. And that’s what we love about her. Someone has to make sure invoices are entered correctly and bills get paid and that’s where Cindy thrives.

Contact Us

Phone: +1.323.426.4409

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