It was a pleasure to host the crew from Mana Up for a special in-house live event at my shop in Kailua Town last week for their Meet the Makers series with Hawaiian Airlines. This series presents an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at unique, locally made products and I was honored to be the first guest to kick off season two!
“Hawaii’s entrepreneurs are creating incredible products, and through them we can share the sights, sounds, tastes and culture of the islands with people all over the world,” said Avi Mannis, senior vice president of marketing at Hawaiian Airlines. “Now more than ever, as our community works to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, we are committed to supporting local businesses, with great partners like Mana Up.”
We did a little tour of the shop, answered viewer-submitted questions, got into my background as an artist, my process, and even a live screenprinting demonstration! I also debuted the newest addition to my Alphabet Surf Spot collection, the "Diamondhead Lighthouse - D" which you can now order here.
If you've ever wondered about me or my inspiration, this is a great video to check out (above) or on the Mana Up Facebook page.