About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Esther is the product design lead for the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta, harnessing the power of collective intelligence to design digital products & services.

With a background in user experience and service design, Esther joined Nesta from Pentland Brands, a portfolio business that owns sports & lifestyle brands such as Speedo, Berghaus & Ellesse. There she headed up a small team of designers & technologists who covered user research, user experience and interface and service design. 

Esther studied Mandarin Chinese at university and worked & travelled in mainland China and southeast Asia for several years before returning to the UK to start on her current specialism. 

At the weekends you’ll find her playing volleyball for her local club, occasionally snowboarding, eating abnormal amounts of homemade popcorn and exploring London.