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 workshops and speak about creativity at events and online and I have been teaching college illustration and design courses for 8 years. Currently I am an instructor 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

  • Daily Harvest

  • Capstone Publishing

  • American Greetings

  • Compendium Inc.

  • Papyrus

  • Tom Douglas

  • PicMonkey

  • Designer Greetings

  • The Cleaver Quarterly

  • Seattle University

  • Committee for Children

  • Houstonia Magazine

  • Endless Vacation Magazine

  • Preferred Hotel Magazine

  • Alladin/ PMI

  • All You Magazine

  • Darice, Inc.

  • Design Design

  • Design Imports

  • Designer Greetings

  • Gartner Greetings

  • Madame Alexander Doll Company

  • Pearhead

  • Eccolo Ltd.

Awards:  CMYK and 3X3 magazines.

What Clients have said about working with me:

β€œIt has been an absolute pleasure working with Esther on new packaging designs for Seattle Chocolate. Her body of work is impressive but I was first taken by her slightly quirky illustration of Seattle of someone on a bicycle with Space Needle in the background. The loose lines created some movement and the touch of whimsy and use of color, really fit our brand. The process was easy and results were really fun!” - Kirsty Ellison, Seattle Chocolate

"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

Working with Esther was a breeze. She delivered on time and her illustrations added a lovely visual texture to the package. I really appreciate that she was able to deliver all the elements in layers which made adjustments so much easier for me! - Monica Fuentes, Houstonia Magazine

"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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