Category Archives: ILLUSTRATION

the peles.

SDIts always a fun weekend when this Maui gang spends some time in Honolulu! Mahalo to the Pele Awards for a good time!

We are honored to have even brought home some awards! This year we received:

A note from our client:
” A huge congratulations and Mahalo to you, the team at Sae Design for being recognized by the American Advertising Federation – Pele Awards 2016.  Your combined efforts, contributions, and guidance were paramount in helping 808 on Main achieve such early success.  The smartest move Josh, Jim, and myself made when taking on this venture was seeking out your involvement and partnership.  Well done, and thanks again!”
– Jonathan Cruthers
Co-owner, 808 on Main

Categories: ART, BRANDING, PACKAGING, IDENTITY, HAWAII, ADVERTISING, TYPOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, INSPIRATION, HAPPY CLIENTS

every child is an artist.

When we have the keiki hanging around the office after school, we let them loose with paint and pens and love seeing the finished product! #futureartists

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Categories: RANDOM, ART, ILLUSTRATION, INSPIRATION, MADE ME SMILE

team orange chicken for the win.

Our guys are at an AIGA Conference in New Orleans this week. Self-deemed “Team Orange Chicken” (like from Panda Express), we’re happy to announce that they won the Creative Jam Competition! Given 3 hours to create art and animation with Creative Cloud with the theme, “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” this is what they came up with:
 
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They took home the trophy for BEST VISUAL DESIGN – JUDGE AWARD
See the rest of the entries here.

Way to represent, Steve and Ian!
 
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Categories: Uncategorized, RANDOM, ART, HAWAII, DIGITAL, ILLUSTRATION, INSPIRATION, MADE ME SMILE, GLOBE TROTTING

Hawaii 5-O Awards Show.

5-O-Web-Header-Gold-GreyThis past Saturday half of the Sae Design crew represented at the 8th biennial Hawaii 5-O Awards Show. Created in 2002 by AIGA Honolulu, 5-O celebrates 50 winners chosen by three nationally-recognized judges based on craft, concept and aesthetic achievement. This year’s show took place at Honolulu’s Pacific Club and the theme of REVEAL showcased the beautiful design of local designer Noa Emberson of Surfing Magazine.

Sae Design took home 3 awards for:

Sharing the Spirit of Aloha collateral
Print

Lucky Break logo
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Design Week 2013 brochure
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It was a fun night of good design, pupus, drinks, and somewhat regrettable photo booth pictures.

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Categories: Uncategorized, ART, BRANDING, PACKAGING, IDENTITY, ILLUSTRATION, FONTS, INSPIRATION, MADE ME SMILE, DESIGN WISDOM

Interning at Sae Design.

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Designing awesome things all day is fun. But it’s no fun if you don’t share. That’s why we recently hosted Kamehameha Schools Maui student Sarah Ikioka as an intern at our Wailuku office. Working together with Sarah was a blast, not to mention she is super talented. Check out some of the work she did while she was with us.

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Sarah also wrote us this super nice “thank you” letter after completing her internship. Aloha Sarah, hope to work with you again in

July 8, 2015

Aloha Sae,

Mahalo no for allowing me to intern at your office during the last three weeks of June. It was such an amazing experience I will never forget. I really appreciate everything you have done for me.

It was fun and interesting to learn about the different types of programs to edit certain pictures and fonts. The internship made me realize the importance of taking the right classes when I’m off to college, and making sure I pay attention. I also need to increase my knowledge in computers!

Everyone in the office was so friendly and made sure I got a little taste of the work ethic in the graphic design field. I learned a lot just by watching and listening to Pat and also applying the skills that he gave me. After working with you all, I am even more determined and motivated to pursue my dream in the Graphic Design field.

Thank you again for making this special learning opportunity available to me. I hope that one day after graduating from college, I’ll be able to work with you and your friendly staff again!

Mahalo nui loa,
Sarah Ikioka
Junior at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus

 

Categories: HAWAII, ILLUSTRATION, INSPIRATION, MADE ME SMILE