I am an illustrator specializing in food and travel, hand-lettering, & surface design. My illustrations are an extension of my perpetual curiosity and radiate whimsy, dreaminess, and fluidity.  My work has been used for print ads, editorials, books, stationery products, & textiles. 

I also have a passion for teaching. Helping others find and express the creativity that resides inside of them is at the core of what brings me joy. I teach Finding your Creative Voice workshops in Seattle and online, which help people let go of fear and get the tools they need for authentic creative expression.

I also budding artists and designers at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

If you would like to see more of my work or discuss opportunities to work together, please email me at esther@estherloopstra.com


  • Target Corporation
  • Frito Lay
  • Google
  • Denver Post
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • Fred Meyer/ The Kroger Co.
  • REI
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Seattle Chocolate Company
  • Capstone Publishing
  • American Greetings
  • Compendium Inc.
  • Papyrus
  • Tom Douglas 
  • PicMonkey
  • Designer Greetings
  • The Cleaver Quarterly
  • Seattle University
  • Committee for Children
  • Endless Vacation Magazine
  • Preferred Hotel Magazine
  • Alladin/ PMI
  • All You Magazine
  • Darice, Inc.
  • Design Design
  • Designer Greetings
  • Gartner Greetings
  • Pearhead
  • Eccolo Ltd.

Awards:  CMYK and 3X3 magazines.

What Clients have said about working with me:

"Esther's work from beginning to end was incredibly professional. Her ability to listen to the challenge and come up with a solution was remarkable. We are so so so happy with the result and can't wait to work with Esther again on future projects." - Kimberly Witchey, Seattle University
"Just loved working with Esther. She was easy to communicate with and had some great ideas on how to keep our projects on budget without compromising the design quality. Her work is imaginative, professional and done on timeline. We are very pleased with the artwork we have received from her. Thank you!" - AnneMarie Barros, Design Imports
"We were delighted to feature Esther Loopstra's drawings in an issue of our magazine. Because she was the first illustrator we'd ever commissioned work from, we were a bit unsure of the process, but Esther was so professional and punctual -- and such great fun to collaborate with -- that it gave us the confidence to pursue a more illustration-heavy aesthetic for our magazine going forward. We absolutely look forward to working with her again!" - Lilly Chow, The Cleaver Quarterly
"Esther maintains her personal style, while be open and receptive to direction to meet client needs. She is great to work with."


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