Hester was an inquisitive soul, finding inspiration all around her. A subtle playfulness, keen artistic eye, and an historical perspective remain her design trademarks. She particularly delighted in finding analogies with distinctive objects, understanding intricately engineered systems, the scale and form of architecture, the beauty of nature, and observing human behaviour. All this informed her fabulous leather designs and amazing use of colour. Hester's life was cut short on 8 April 2021, shortly after being diagnosed with a rare disease. Her designs will live on.