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 Kesterize, Kester also served as Creative Director in MAD Squared from 2016-2018.
David, the idealist, has made it his life’s mission to make sense of everything-in-life. He finds graphic design, a practical tool to explore and examine said life. Drawing from design’s problem solving skills, he thinks: 1) life is not always black and white; 2) when asking questions: ask the right questions, and draw the best conclusions; 3) that it is always better to save than sorry.