I’m Michael Pester, a multi-disciplinary designer with ten years experience, based in London, and currently looking for work.

For nine years I worked at The Dowse Art Museum in New Zealand as in-house graphic designer, where I worked on environmental graphics, publications of various sizes, small to medium-sized branding projects and day-to-day advertising. I’ve also developed skills in such diverse areas as exhibition/spatial design, marketing, web design and coding, graphics installation, art handling and strategic vision.

I’ve also worked for freelance clients, that have included The Royal Society, the Rotary Club of Hutt City, the Hetet School of Māori Art, the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, and the New Zealand Government department, the Education Review Office.


Email me at design@michaelpester.com or see more on LinkedIn or Instagram.



Inhouse Graphic Designer at The Dowse Art Museum
Full time, 2009 to 2018
Freelance Graphic Designer
Full time, 2008 to 2009; 2018 / one-off jobs, 2006 to present


2018 / Museums Aotearoa, Best New Product Range Award
Winner for The Dowse Pattern Project
2015 / Museums Australia, Publication Design Awards
Joint Winner for Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye
2014 / Museums Australia, Publication Design Awards
Highly Commended for Saskia Leek: Desk Collections
2013 / Museums Aotearoa, New Zealand Museum Awards
Finalist for Arcade: Homegrown Video Games
2009 / Designers Institute New Zealand, Best Design Awards
Silver for University project Motif


Bachelor of Design (Honours), Visual Communication Design
Massey University Wellington, Graduated 2008