About Esther

Esther Nariyoshi is a licensed Surface Designer, Illustrator based in the USA. She primarily works on digital media. 

Her art is characterized as whimsical, modern, and elegant. 

She has a Master of Arts degree in Advertising and worked as Art Director, Creative Director before switching to pattern design and illustration. She is a wizard in vector drawing and digital painting, yet manages to give intriguing texture to her creative works. 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 work 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 25,000 students and 890,000+ minutes watched in total. Her creative design projects are also featured by Spoonflower Blog, Skillshare Blog, Print and Pattern Blog. Her award-winning classes can also be found here on Skillshare.

Apart from work, She loves improvisational quilting, which both relaxes her and gives her a deeper understanding of designing repeats. 

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