Esther Samuels-Davis is originally from Catskill, New York and holds a BFA in printmaking and illustration from California College of the Arts. She went on to become head printer at custom letterpress company Carrot and Stick Press in Oakland, California. After moving to Berlin, Germany in 2013 Esther has become a member of the Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv, which received funding in 2017 from the Etsy Maker Cities Program for our Makers Matter initiative. Her artwork has been commissioned for theater productions at Acker Stadt Palast and was featured on the Radiotopia podcast Love and Radio. Esther’s drawings and prose can be found in print in Maker’s Magazine and was featured on the Maker’s Movement blog. She is now the Chief Illustrator and Typesetter at Literally Speaking, Berlin’s English-language fiction reading series.

A bit about the work:

  Many of these images represent the invisible world of emotions, and the personification of our thoughts.