As one of the most famous big wave surfing spots, Sunset Beach (Paumalū) has long been a proving ground for the world's best surfers. The sport of professional surfing was born in the 60's, and ever since Sunset has been the spot where surf careers are made or broken. I was honored to create the artwork for this year's event.
New year means new flavors coming fresh off the canning lines over at JuneShine which also means new artwork! They continue to blow me away with their seemingly endless stream of innovative, out there, and altogether delicious new flavor combinations. Enter Mango Daydream to the chat.
The fun with JuneShine continues! This summer they launched JuneShine100, a hard kombucha with just 100 calories, 1g of sugar, and 4.2% ABV for a drink that's guaranteed to keep you feeling good. To launch this special light version, they kicked it off with a 4-flavor variety pack. I had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate the can art for all four designs.
Traded in my surfboards and waves for skis and slopes for this one! The surf community and ski/snowboard community have a lot in common, from big air to braving the elements. I created fun and playful illustrations for the app for everything from the onboarding to the menu.
It was an honor to create fun and whimsical art for All Nippon Airways, one of the premier airlines from Japan to Hawaii. This art piece features the anticipation and excitement of a trip to Hawaii. A family aboard one of ANA’s Airbus’s is filled with elation as they are set to touch down at HNL.
Turtle Bay Resort, an O’ahu landmark since 1973, re-opened this week after a year-long renovation of nearly every aspect of the hotel experience. Coming out of a difficult year, Turtle Bay's renovation focused on deepening guest's connection to the North Shore's outdoor adventure and rich surf culture.
New JuneShine packaging, but make it spicy. JuneShine continues to take the country by storm with they're ever-evolving, endlessly delicious hard kombucha. This summer is no exception. To kick off the season, JuneShine released two new punch-packing flavors that I was fortunate to help illustrate.
Through workshops, expert help, and leadership development, Mana Up offers a 12-week accelerator for Hawaii-based businesses to scale. The program culminates in a Product Showcase where graduating companies pitch their business to a crowd of hundreds. This year however, with social distancing in place, the product showcase took on a new format in the form of a global broadcast live from the historic Hawaii Theatre.
Hungry Ear Records has been synonymous with vinyl on O‘ahu for 40 years. It is Hawaii's oldest record store which was founded in 1980 in Kailua. As a new generation continues to sling vinyl from their current space in the arts-filled Kakaʻako neighborhood, we collaborated on a limited edition screen print to celebrate this remarkable milestone in honor of the past, present, and future.
If there's one thing that hasn't slowed in 2020, it's coffee consumption. Whether it was figuring out how to pivot and survive when the islands closed to outside visitors or working through the logistics of opening our own brick and mortar store, coffee has been there to fuel us every step of the way. Which made working on this custom illustrated box for Big Island Coffee Roaster's Holiday Gift Set a fitting tribute to the year.
Nothing says summer like an ice-cold beverage so let's talk can art! If you recall, I've previously had the opportunity to work with the awesome folks at JuneShine on artwork for several of their hard kombucha flavors. Since creating the artwork for Blood Orange Mint and Honey Ginger Lemon, these kombucha brew masters have been busy coming up with new (and incredibly tasty) flavors.