Esther Lim is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, educator, and subject matter expert on digital strategy, brand storytelling, experience design, gameful thinking, and audience development. She specializes in helping Fortune 500 business, and consumer brands to conceptualize and deliver immersive experiences across multiple technology platforms and live events. As the Founder and Experience Architect of The Estuary, Esther focuses on the convergence of storytelling, game design, behavioral design, and emerging technologies to create programs that motivate, captivate, influence, and educate audiences.
Esther has spoken and led workshops at numerous events worldwide, including SXSW, LinkedIn Content Summit, Merging Media, X Media Lab, Kreative Asia, Cinekids, and Storyworld Expo and Conference. She has been a guest lecturer at Murdoch University and Columbia University on 21st Century Storytelling. Also, Esther worked as an international mentor, Board Member, C-Level Executive Advisor, and Assessor for new media incubators such as IdeaBOOST, X Media Labs, the Film West Interactive Media Fund, Serious Games Showcase and Challenge as well as professional organizations such as the Producers Guild of Ameria and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. As a subject matter expert in gaming, and interactive storytelling, she has been quoted by Forbes in articles on Women in Gaming, The Wire Magazine on Interactive Narratives, and Digital Book World on Co-Collaborative Interactive Narratives.
More recently, Esther held the role of Head of Marketing for Pivotal Labs, a division of Pivotal Software. While there, she leveraged her experience in content creation to produce talks and workshops for the startup community on agile, lean, and design thinking methodologies in product and software development.