Hester Nijhoff


I am an illustrator, working primarily on children's books, but I also enjoy illustrating for newspapers, magazines and advertising companies. I completed my studies at the Minerva Academy, School for Fine Arts & Design in Groningen (the Netherlands) and have a Bachelor's Degree of Design & Illustration.

Aside from illustrating books, I’m also passionate about reading and collecting them. I especially love English literature, and during my Art Studies I was fortunate enough to be able to follow lectures from the English Language and Culture studies at the University of Groningen. It's a secretly cherished wish of mine to work for English publishers one day, combining my passion for illustrating with my love of this wonderful language!

In addition to reading, I also find music a rich source of inspiration.

My clients include:

  • Ark Media Publishers Amsterdam,

  • Jongbloed Publishers Heerenveen,

  • Den Hertog Publishers Houten,

  • Het Nederlands Dagblad (Newspaper),

  • Project Share (Ghana),

  • Southdown Farm South Devon (England),

  • Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Gardelegen (Germany),

  • Quellberghof Weingarten (Germany),

  • Advertising Company, Topic Creatieve Communicatie,

  • Reveil Magazine

  • Besides working for publishers and advertising companies I am also available for developing personal designs for wedding invitations and baby announcement cards.

Feel free to get in touch for more details.


Children's Illustration Editorial Illustration Painting


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