do agents exist in the design world?

actors and artists often have agents that find them jobs/patrons/shows. i’m a custom furniture designer, looking to move beyond from the word-of-mouth thing . does this kind of agent or liaison exist for designers?

Get yourself hooked up with a gallery that specializes in custom crafted furniture like these guys in Chicago. http://www.functionart.com/

I’m sure there are dozens of places in SF like this.

Agents often exist for illustrators and even graphic designers, but there doesn’t seem to be much in ID