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.

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