Another little one

Sooo, this happened little over a week ago! Our beautiful second daughter Loren was born… and in the Netherlands it is tradition to send a birth announcement card to friends and family.

So in love, we are… ♡


Birth announcement baby Loren by illustrator ellen vesters

It’s oh so quiet

My biggest and greatest project thus far (the baby, not the card ;))! ☼

And also the reason that I have been relatively quiet for a while. Still studying Children’s Book Illustration in the UK, but for now my life is spent mostly offline, so a little less sharing of personal work.

(we pronounce June the Dutch way)


Birth announcement by illustrator ellen vesters

Banner design

Back again!
I am so sorry that I neglected my little piece of the internet.

I have been quite busy with only good things: reflecting on where I would like this website, and mostly my creative life, to go and working on new drawings. I’ve got a lot of new stuff to show you!


First of, I have been designing a banner for a dutch writer/ blogger. He was looking for a banner that would display the atmosphere of the metaphor that he used: “a breached wall”. He also wanted a grungy feel to it.

And while I was at it, I also made a drawing to accompany one of his language jokes.
The title of the drawing is (translated): “aspartame upbringing”. Is this a saying in english too? In dutch a spartan upbringing means that your parents are raising you in a strict, sober, harsh way.


ellen vesters banner design ichbineinmauer


ellen vesters ichbineinmauer illustration cola baby