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Esther Loopstra is an award winning illustrator born and raised in Southern California.  After exploring many career options from Missionary to T.V. Extra, she decided to follow her love of art and design and acquired a BFA in Illustration at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Esther's work includes children's books, gift bags, gift wrap, stationary, stickers, advertising and editorial illustrations. She has illustrated two children's books for Picture Window Books; Say Cheese and Green Park. She has created illustrations for Target Corporation, Wal-Mart and American Greetings, RBC Dain Rauscher as well as a variety of magazines.

Esther has received awards from CMYK and 3X3 magazines.  She now resides by the lake in lovely Cleveland, Ohio, with her two cats.

If you’d like to see more of Esther’s work, you can check her out online at http://www.estherloopstra.com/.


Esther Loopstra made Urban Threads this whimsical design, featuring a napping orange kitty and dreams of dinner. Available for machine and hand embroidery..



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