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Essi Kimpimäki is a Finnish freelance illustrator living and working in Scotland. She studied BA illustration at the Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Edinburgh.

She uses bold, simplified shapes and vivid colours to draw her favourite things including animals, plants, food, landscapes, travel, people, and little everyday moments. Her whimsical illustrations are created digitally, using texture brushes to add a handmade touch. 

You can find more of her work on Instagram where she shares regularly her newest illustrations, work in progress pieces, and other updates.
For work enquiries, please email at:

Selected clients:

Lagom Design / Oxford University Press / Usborne Publishing / Boston Globe / The Globe and Mail / Penguin Random House / Templar Publishing / Scottish Opera / Quarto Publishing / Design House Greetings / Trader Joe’s


Creative Boom / Creative Howl / Lagom Design

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