Emily Kester

Emily Kester

Experiential Design Direction + Authentic Strategic Leadership



Member Since

July 2022

As an experienced Design Director, I bring a high level of creativity, empathy and strategic leadership to every brand experience and team I’m a part of. With a demonstrated history working in the creative industry, I’m responsible for delivering world-class brand experiences while leading a multidisciplinary internal graphic and experience design team and a robust network of external partners. I’ve worked closely with Fortune 100 C-Suite executives, sales, marketing and event teams to bring their brand stories to life. Industries of focus include CPG (beauty, hair care, fem care and home care), B2C and B2B (technology, healthcare, government, aviation, automotive and banking).

Most importantly, I’m a Mom of two toddlers and am passionate about leading and cultivating a generation of Moms and caregivers who thrive in the creative industry.

Practice Area

Branded Environments, Digital Experiences, Exhibition, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding

Focus Area

Brand, Digital, Equitable Design, Exhibition, Graphic, Interactive, Signage, Sustainability


Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Retail, Transportation, Urban + Civic, Visitor Centers, Workplace