Photo by Jordan Taylor Adams

Esther Goh tells stories through art direction, illustration and animation.

Her ideas revolve around the human condition and are conceived as a response to her observations and experiences. She approaches her work with playful irony; often weaving together fiction and reality. Outside of work, Esther spends an inordinate amount of time obsessing over films and TV, looping good music, keeping house plants alive and thinking about tiny cat teeth.

Notable Awards

Selected, Illustrators 63
Honoree, Generation T List 2019
Gold Medal & Selected, Illustrators 61
Illustration Finalist, Young Guns 16
Merit, 3×3 Show No.15
Category Winner, World Illustration Awards 2018
Gold Medal & Selected, Illustrators 60
Gold, The Gong Show 2018
Distinguished Merit & Honorable Mention, 3×3 Show No.14
Selected, Applied Arts Awards 2017
Finalist, Communication Arts 58
Selected, Spectrum 23
Silver, The Gong Show 2016
Bronze, The Gong Show 2014
Merit, The One Show Interactive Awards 2014
Bronze, Cannes Design Lions 2013
In-book, D&AD Awards 2013
Bronze, The One Show Interactive Awards 2013
Mobile of the Day, FWA 2013
Cutting Edge Project of the Week, FWA x Adobe 2013
Site of the Day, FWA 2013
Site of the Day, Awwwards 2012
Silver & Bronze, Creative Circle Awards 2012

Selected clients

Asian Civilisations Museum / Bon Appétit / Changi Airport / Facebook / Google / IBM / Kenzo / Pan Macmillan / Marina Bay Sands / National Museum of Singapore / Shell / Simon & Schuster / Singapore Tourism Board / Starbucks / Tiger Beer / Tor / WWF

Events / Milestones

Jury for Applied Arts Awards 2018
Live digital illustration for a luxury fashion brand’s private events in 2016



Singapore: Where Explorers Meet, Singapore Tourism Board, London
Future of Craft: FOOD, National Design Centre, Singapore


The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
MeshMinds 1.0: ArtxTechforGood, ArtScience Museum, Singapore


Witness to War: Remembering 1942, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
Make It on Mobile workshop, Adobe, New York
TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future, SingaPlural, Singapore


Girl Gang, Artistry Gallery Café, Singapore
K+ Colorplan showcase, K+ Curatorial Space, Singapore
MUJI LIVING in a Garden City, MUJI x Underscore, Singapore
Ways of Being, Knuckles & Notch, Singapore
Singapore River Festival – Urban Artery, Kult, Singapore
Circuits of Life, F1 x Hjgher, Singapore


Singapore: Inside Out – Bank of Kinetic, Beijing / London / New York / Singapore
The Little Shop of Horrors, Kult, Singapore


Girls of the Underworld, Kult, Singapore