sae

Aloha!

Saedene Yee

Principal

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Sup!

LeeAnn Nomura Matsui

Office Manager

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Meow

Catherine “Kitty” Yee

CFO

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Yo!

Ashley Takitani Leahey

Marketing

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Howdy!

Patrick Green

Designer / Pre-press

   
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Hola!

Zenobia Lakdawalla

Designer

   
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Ahoy!

Steve Kiyabu

Designer

   
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Eeeeyy

Ian Ryan

Designer

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Namaste

Maria Lieber

Designer

CAPABILITIES

  • IDENTITY, BRAND DEVELOPMENT & MESSAGING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL, WAYFINDING & INSTALLATION
  • PACKAGING & POINT OF SALE
  • WEB DESIGN, DIGITAL, & SOCIAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
  • BUSINESS MATERIALS & CORPORATE COLLATERAL
  • VIDEO, POST PRODUCTION & MOTION

RECOGNITION

1998 – 2016
HAWAI’I ADVERTISING FEDERATION | COMBINATION OF 80 PELE RECOGNITIONS, 39 PELE AWARDS
2 BEST OF SHOWS & ADVERTISING WOMAN OF THE YEAR

OUR CLIENTS

HOTEL & RESORT

  • AQUA HOTELS & RESORTS
  • ASTON HOTELS & RESORTS
  • DESTINATION RESORTS
  • FOUR SEASONS RESORT WAILEA
  • GRAND WAILEA RESORT
  • HALEKULANI
  • HAWAI’I PRINCE HOTEL
  • HAWAIIAN HOTELS
  • HOTEL WAILEA MAUI
  • KAANAPALI RESORT
  • LOTUS HONOLULU AT DIAMOND HEAD
  • MAKENA BEACH & GOLF RESORT
  • MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL
  • MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS
  • PACIFIC BEACH HOTEL
  • ROYAL KONA RESORT
  • ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT
  • THE MODERN HONOLULU
  • THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
  • TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL WAIKIKI
  • WAIKIKI PARC HOTEL
  • WAILEA MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT

RESTAURANTS

  • ALAN WONG’S RESTAURANT
  • ALOHA MIXED PLATE
  • B DUO (AT FOUR SEASONS)
  • BANYAN TREE (AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA)
  • BIN 69
  • COPPER TERRACE (AT MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL)
  • FEAST AT LELE
  • HAU TREE (AT MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL)
  • HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY (AT HALEKULANI)
  • I’O RESTAURANT
  • KAI (AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA)
  • LA MER (AT HALEKULANI)
  • LAHAINA GRILL
  • LAHAINA PIZZA COMPANY
  • LEODA’S
  • LOBBY LOUNGE (AT HALEKULANI)
  • LOBBY LOUNGE (AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA)
  • MALA, AN OCEAN TAVERN
  • MAMA’S FISH HOUSE
  • MANTA (AT MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL)
  • MERRIMAN’S
  • MIGRANT
  • NUMBER THREE (AT MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL)
  • OLD LAHAINA LU‘AU
  • ORCHIDS (AT HALEKULANI)
  • PACIFIC’O
  • PENNE PASTA
  • PINEAPPLE GRILL
  • PUPU’S
  • STAR NOODLE
  • THE MARKET WAILEA
  • THE PINEAPPLE ROOM
  • THE TERRACE (AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA)

TOURISM

  • AKINA ALOHA TOURS
  • ALI‘I KULA LAVENDER
  • FEAST AT LELE
  • HAWAI’I VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU
  • KA‘ANAPALI GOLF COURSES
  • KAPALUA LAND COMPANY
  • KAPALUA MARKETING
  • KAUA‘I LAGOONS GOLF CLUB
  • KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB
  • LANA’I GOLF – FOUR SEASONS RESORT
  • OLD LAHAINA LU‘AU
  • PI’IHOLO RANCH & ZIPLINE
  • PUAKEA GOLF COURSE
  • WAILEA GOLF COURSE

AGTOURISM & AGRICULTURE

  • ALI‘I KULA LAVENDER
  • ARMSTRONG PRODUCE
  • GROW SOME GOOD
  • HALEAKALA RANCH
  • HAMAKUA MUSHROOMS
  • HAWAI‘I AGRITOURISM ASSOCIATION
  • HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL & SUGAR COMPANY (HC&S)
  • HOWARD’S NURSERIES
  • KAHUKU FARMS
  • KULA BAMBOO
  • MAKANI OLU RANCH
  • MAUI CATTLE COMPANY
  • MAUI HERB GARDEN (EVONUK FARMS)
  • MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION
  • MAUI’S WINERY
  • O‘O FARMS
  • PUKALANI PLANT COMPANY
  • STATE FARM BUREAU
  • SUSTAINABLE ALOHA

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • ‘AINA GOURMET MARKET – COFFEE
  • ALAN WONG’S RESTAURANTS
  • ALI‘I KULA LAVENDER
  • ALOHA KONA COFFEE
  • HAWAIIAN HOST
  • HAWAIIAN SPRINGS
  • KONA DEEP SEA
  • LUCKY BREAK FORTUNE COOKIES
  • MAUI CULINARY ACADEMY
  • MAUI’S HONEY (TROPICAL APIARY PRODUCTS OF MAUI)
  • MAUI’S WINERY
  • MENEHUNE MAC
  • ROSELANI ICE CREAM
  • THE MARKET WAILEA
  • THE TASTING ROOM

HEALTH & BEAUTY

  • ALI‘I KULA LAVENDER
  • AUNTY HENRIETTA’S HEMORRHOID HELPER
  • DR. BICCHA & KEVIN KATO
  • DR. DAVID CROW
  • DR. GLENN OKUDA
  • HILO HATTIE
  • MAUI MEDICAL GROUP
  • MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
  • MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION
  • OHANA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT COMPANY
  • PACIFIC CANCER INSTITUTE OF MAUI
  • PAIA YOGA
  • PREMIER VISION
  • RAINBOW PHARMACY
  • SPAHALEKULANI
  • STUDIO 20
  • WAIHUA SPA (AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA)
  • WILLIE K GOLF TOURNAMENT

RETAIL

  • ALAN WONG’S RESTAURANTS
  • ALI‘I KULA LAVENDER
  • BROWN & KOBAYASHI
  • CASH N’ CARRY
  • GAASTRA INTERNATIONAL
  • GREEN BANANA CAFÉ
  • HILO HATTIE
  • ISLAND GROCERY DEPOT
  • KAHUKU FARMS
  • MAUI THING
  • MAUI VARIETIES
  • SHOPS AT WAILEA
  • SPAHALEKULANI
  • THE MARKET WAILEA
  • WAIHUA SPA (AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA)

ARTS

  • AIGA
  • AMY HANAIALI’I & WILLIE K
  • DA FACTORY
  • HAWAI’I ADVERTISING FEDERATION
  • HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER
  • IKAIKA BROWN – THREE GENERATIONS
  • KPOA BY MOONLIGHT
  • MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
  • PINK CD
  • RAIATEA HELM – FAR AWAY HEAVEN
  • VISITING ARTISTS GALLERY
  • WILLIE K GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • WILLIE K – WILLIE WONDERLAND CD

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS / SERVICE

  • A&B PROPERTIES
  • ABLE MAILING SERVICES
  • ADC, INC.
  • ADVERTISING ASSOCIATES, INTERNATIONAL
  • BRIAN SUDA PHOTOGRAPHY
  • BRIGHT LIGHT MARKETING
  • CHOYCE PRODUCTS
  • CLIFFORD PROJECTS
  • DESTINATION MAUI
  • EVENTS ON MAUI
  • FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
  • HAWAI’I ADVANCED IMAGING INSTITUTE
  • HAWAI’I VIDEO MEMORIES
  • HAWAI’I VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU
  • HNU PHOTONICS
  • HO‘IKE.NET
  • HORIZON SYSTEMS & DESIGN
  • ISLAND DESIGN CENTER
  • KAWAHARA + CO.
  • LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL
  • MAUI CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
  • MAUI CUSTOM WOODWORKS
  • MUNEKIYO & HIRAGA, INC.
  • PACIFIC PIPE COMPANY
  • PACIFIC RADIO GROUP
  • PATRICK ING CPA
  • PREMIER VISION
  • PVA (PETER VINCENT ARCHITECTS)
  • RANDY JAY BRAUN
  • ROBERT S. UEOKA, ESQ.
  • ROBERT TOYOFUKU, ESQ.
  • TAKITANI & AGARAN & JORGENSEN, LLLP
  • TONY NOVAK-CLIFFORD PHOTOGRAPHY
  • VIP CASH N CARRY
  • VIP FOODSERVICE
  • WAILUKU WATER COMPANY
  • WHITE ORCHID WEDDINGS

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

  • ‘AINA MAUI PROPERTIES
  • BEACH HOUSE
  • BOSKOFF CONSTRUCTION
  • BREEN BUILDERS
  • COLDWELL BANKERS
  • DOWLING COMPANY
  • HO‘OLE’A TERRACE
  • KAHOMA VILLAGE
  • KANANI REALTY
  • KEAUHOU PLACE
  • KEHALANI VILLAGE CENTER
  • MAUI KAI REALTY
  • MAUI LANI VILLAGE CENTER
  • MAUNALEO
  • OLENA AT KEHALANI
  • PARKWAYS AT MAUI LANI
  • SPENCER HOMES
  • STANFORD CARR DEVELOPMENT
  • THE COTTAGES AT KEHALANI
  • THE VILLAS AT KEHALANI
  • TOWNE DEVELOPMENT
  • TRADITIONS AT MAUI LANI
  • WAILEA FAIRWAY VILLAS
  • WAILEA REALTY
  • WAILUKU PARKSIDE
  • WINDERMERE

NON-PROFIT

  • A KEIKI’S DREAM
  • AGING WITH ALOHA COALITION
  • ANONYMOUS ANGELS
  • BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • COUNTY OF MAUI OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  • GROW SOME GOOD
  • HALE MAKUA HEALTH SERVICES
  • HAWAI’I COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • HAWAIIAN ISLANDS LAND TRUST
  • HERITAGE HALL
  • HI5
  • KPOA BY MOONLIGHT
  • LAHAINA HONGWANJI MISSION
  • MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST
  • MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • MAUI FAIR
  • MAUI COUNTY FARM BUREAU
  • MAUI COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • MAUI COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING
  • MAUI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
  • MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
  • MAUI MATSURI
  • MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION
  • MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • NISEI VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER
  • R3ADY ASIA-PACIFIC
  • THE GOOD TABLE
  • VALLEY ISLE COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • WAILUKU COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
  • WAILUKU HONGWANJI MISSION
  • WE CHECK ID (STATE OF HAWAII)
  • WEST MAUI COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

“Sae Design is a real partner in our branding. They spend time to get to know our product and immerse themselves in our culture to provide winning design, print and electronic elements that represent our iconic brand at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.”

Yvonne Biegel

Director of Public Relations & Marketing Communications, Grand Wailea Resort

“I have been in the tourist business for over 16 years on Maui and have worked with various ad agencies, but there is one that stands out as the best for creativity, customer service and having a one on one experience with your team. That would be Sae Design. They are a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them.”

Janet Baldwin

Sales & Marketing Manager, Piiholo Zipline

“Only a select few possess the vision that Sae Design has – to see things clearly from the consumer perspective. That ability is essential in today’s cluttered world, where you only have a second to draw one’s attention. Seeing beyond a single package, they take an expansive view to create greater impact when our products are displayed together. Reaching further, their designs are impactful across all media where our brand and products are shown. We are constantly amazed at how their work clearly says – this is Hawaiian Host – you must have it!”

Keith Sakamoto

CEO, Hawaiian Host, Inc.

“Sae Design is a key member of our team. They are often put into a situation to produce high quality material in a very short period of time — and they always deliver. Thank you Saedene and Steve for all you do!”

Mark Simon

Director of Marketing, Four Seasons Resort Maui

“Sae led us in a direction that ultimately concluded with a package design of both bottle and label, that won a Silver Award for Packaging by Beverage World Magazine. Hawaiian Springs has since incorporated this distinction into its marketing efforts in both Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and Asia with growing success. She was extremely patient at times when necessary, and was diligent in completing certain tasks along the way that were time sensitive. I would recommend Saedene Ota and her firm to anyone.”

Rick Hadley (1958-2013)

Chairman and CEO, Hawaiian Springs, LLC.

“Working with Sae Design has been a great experience. They listened closely to what we were looking for in a logo before giving us some great options to look at. We couldn’t be happier with how the process went and the outcome of the logo we chose.”

Scott Ashworth

Director Of Golf, Four Seasons Resorts Lana‘i