Design

Design seeks to solve a problem. Solutions present itself by investigation - it derives inspiration from patterns, gains insight from information and contradictions, and draws conclusions based on evidence. Design is therefore thoughtful, intelligent and meaningful. And then, there's muse!

Branding

Branding applies design in an ecosystem with coherence and correspondence. Branding considers touchpoints and synthesises them into a symphony of notes. Keys, chords and harmonies, in rhythm and cadence to tell a compelling story that is not only heard, but deeply felt.

Darren Teoh, Dewakan 2014-2017

Kester exclusively handles all aspects of branding design for Dewakan. More so I trust him almost completely to deliver my vision or thought processes into tangibility, and sometimes even intangibility. Working with him is exhilarating because of the raw creative energy he exudes. We feed off each other to create lines and space that become the identity of a restaurant. Perhaps the question is not so much is he ready for you, but more are you ready for him?

Chan Mun Yuen, Managing Editor, Architecture Asia 2014

Kester showed his natural talent and skills as a design master in applying his signature clean, elegant look for the magazine. He also demonstrated excellent organisational skills, a remarkable attention to detail, and a very cool head in handling a great deal of information consisting of text, images, graphics, drawings and charts between numerous parties across different time zones. Above all, he was professional, initiative, reliable and a joy to work with. I could not have asked for a better designer to work on this project with and will be happy to recommend him.

A Truly Malaysian Experience by YTL in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, Malaysia

A Truly Malaysian Experience by YTL in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, Malaysia

YTL / MAD Squared
2016

Art Direction and design in collaboration with MAD Squared, held at The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 2016

Creative Direction and Design in conjunction with Voices for Hospices,

Calendar 2016

Hospis Malaysia / MAD Squared
2015

A custom calendar take-away, for the Voices for Hospices event held at The Majestic Hotel, KL organized by Hospis Malaysia.

Booth Design for Dewakan at Taste MIGF (Malaysian International Gourmet Festival)

Booth Design at Taste MIGF

Dewakan
2015

Booth Design for Dewakan at Taste MIGF (Malaysian International Gourmet Festival), held in Berjaya Times Square, KL.

KDU University College School Prospectus

School Prospectus

KDU University College
2015

KDU University College School Prospectus, featuring a new progressive grit concept.

Identity, Art Direction and Menu Design for Dewakan Restaurant

Restaurant Identity, Art Direction and Menu Design

Dewakan
2015

Identity, Art Direction and Menu Design for Dewakan Restaurant at KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie | Photography by Joshua Chan

Kester Low

Spending 4 years in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, Kester completed his BMm (Honours) majoring in Media Innovation from Multimedia University (MMU) in 2005. Upon graduation, Kester joined Sports Planet, a leading futsal venue, services & franchise chain, as its pioneer Marketing and Communications Director. There, Kester developed and established the iconic Sports Planet corporate identity. A year in, Sports Planet was awarded the Most Promising Franchisor of the Year Award and the Best Sales Growth Award by the Malaysia Franchise Association.

In 2007, Kester began full-time freelance work. Since then, Kester has developed identities for a number of start-ups and provided creative designs for a variety of clients. His portfolio includes art direction and design for magazines, booklets; advertising and promotion material for restaurants, fashion, camps, theatre productions; concept, stage and motion-graphic designs for stadium-scale musical productions. From Nov 2010 - July 2011, Kester joined Calvary Church as a full-time Communications Coordinator. His role included the preparation and presentation of a working paper for the development of an Integrated Online Communications system, a myriad of internal-communication media work, and several key conceptual and design work for Easter and Christmas presentations. Kester also served within the capacity of a programming team developing a contemporary form of church service called the NX. The NX effort precipitated the upgrading of presentation visuals and the integration of new media alongside thematic considerations.

Following a season exploring the arts, philosophy and spirituality in a community gathering called FreeCoffee, the advent of 2013 saw Kester resuming freelance work, increasing and expanding his repertoire of branding and design work, leading to the founding of a studio, Kesterize, in 2015.

Alongside running Kesterize, Kester is also the Creative Director of MAD SQUARED, a media and design studio which helps good causes through beautiful and impactful design solutions.

CLIENTELE

Kesterize has worked with

Alpha
Archidex
Architecture Asia
ASEAN
Auntie Anne's
Cuisine Riot
Calvary Church
Dewakan
DUMC
Early Autism Project Malaysia
Food Tour Malaysia
FrogAsia
Hospis Malaysia
HTBB
KDU University College
MAD Squared
Mangosteen
Royal Rangers International
Santouka
Sports Planet
Sports Tech Pro
Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf
YTL Corporation

WORK WITH US

Q4 2017 - Full
Q1 2018 - Taking applications

Interns / Apprentices
If you’re looking for an different kind of agency experience: real clients, real stakes, analogous designing, thinking, prototyping, organising - then you're in for a treat.

CONTACTS

Kesterize Design

(002293817-H)

Kester Low

Brand Advocate & Designer
+60122728208
[email protected]
D6-2-6, Pusat Perdagangan D6, Jalan Sentul, 51000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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