- 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.
- ANA is Japan's largest airline and you might recall that in 2018, they introduced the Flying Honu. As the first Japanese-operated Airbus 380, the Flying Honu brings hundreds of passengers on a direct flight from Japan to Hawai'i. In celebration of their Flying Honu aircraft, which if you don't know is painted like a turtle (or honu in Hawaiian), they came to me to explore some of my favorite things about traveling to the islands.