Hello! My name is Esther Aarts. I run an one person Illustration and Design studio named Esta.
I love saturating my work with humour, storytelling and playful banter.

In addition to commissioned illustration and handlettering, I enjoy experimenting with "small press" side projects, like making mimeograph and gocco prints.

Feel welcome send me an e-mail if you'd like to know more or are interested in working together!

Selected client list

Target, Hello!Lucky, BNN, Kruidvat, Chocomel, Stivoro, Graniph Japan, Fire & Knives magazine, Music Tech magazine, Malmberg, Noordhoff, EPN, Threadless, Woot!, Teefury, Ben & Jerrys, Wired, BBC UK and others.

Studio at the Zeepfabriek building, a former soap factory.

Art shows and events

  • 20x20 - GANG, Arnhem, NL (2010)
  • Popjugend! Galerie Husstege, Breda, NL (2010)
  • Happy Chaos - Subwalk, Arnhem, NL (2010)
  • Gelders Balkon 9: Illustration and Animation - Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, NL (2010)
  • 20x20 - Lux, Nijmegen, NL (2011)
  • Grenzeloos: Contemporary Dutch Illustration - Museum Kampen, Kampen, NL (2012)
  • Ltd edition - Walchetürm, Zürich, CH (2013)
Gelders Balkon 9, Museum of Modern Arts, Arnhem

Contact details

Phone: +31 6 28788644
Post adress: Esta
Esther Aarts
Graafsedwarsstraat 14D
6512ES Nijmegen
Studio adress: Graafsedwarsstraat 14D 6512ES Nijmegen Netherlands

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