Raja Malek’s design work in theatre began in 1996 when Zahim Albakri invited him to design the costumes for the sell-out production of The Storyteller. He has since designed costumes and sets for numerous theatre productions in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Tokyo. He won Best Set Designer Award for Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical in the 2006 Cameronian Arts Awards and the Anugerah Seni Negara (National Arts Award) for Set Design. In 2007, he was given the Best Set Design award at the 6th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards for P. Ramlee The Musical Season 1. Raja Malek is also a production designer for the Singapore Youth Olympics, Citrawarna and Malaysia’s showcase at the SEA Games 2015 Closing Ceremony.