Esther Nariyoshi is a published Illustrator and Designer based in the U.S. She primarily creates on digital media. Her style is playful, and whimsical yet with a purpose.
She has a Master of Arts degree in Advertising and worked as Art Director, and Creative Director before switching to illustration and surface design. She is a wizard in vector drawing and digital painting, yet manages to give intriguing texture to her creative illustrations. Her artistic point-of-view is influenced by multiple cultures she has lived in.
Her art has been licensed by multiple companies including Cloud9 Fabrics. Her art has been featured multiple times by UPPERCASE Magazine and was selected as Top 100 Surface Pattern Designers by UPPERCASE Magazine in 2019. She is also a Top Teacher on Skillshare with close to 27,000 students and 1 million minutes watched in total. Her creative design projects are also featured by Spoonflower Blog, Skillshare Blog, and Print and Pattern Blog. Her award-winning classes can also be found here on Skillshare.
Apart from creating art, She loves improvisational quilting, which both relaxes her and gives her a deeper understanding of designing repeats.