Kailah is inspired by the natural world and driven by her heritage. After working for fashion and creative agencies abroad, she opened a studio in her hometown of Hilo. Check out her amazing work here @kailahogawa
PUNKY ALOHA STUDIO (SHAR TUIASOA)
Punky Aloha Studio is the illustration studio of Shar Tuiasoa, a freelance artist based in Kailua, Oʻahu. Shar has done murals, client work, product sales, fine art, and licensing for several large companies and is currently working on her first of two picture books as an author and illustrator for Harper Kids. More of her incredible work can be found @punkyaloha and punkyaloha.com.
ALOHA DE MELE (JT OJERIO)
JT Ojerio is a self-taught artist that was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. JT discovered her love for drawing after suffering a sports injury that required a long recovery process. She quickly fell in love with the peace drawing gave her and continued on after her recovery with her best friend at her side, her pup Mele. Check out more of her amazing art @alohademele and alohademele.com.
TeAta Hiʻileimailani Gutierrez is a digital artist who was born and raised on the island of Maui. After graduating from college and becoming an officer in the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2020, she decided to start her small business: Wahine Koa. The brand's message is to empower women with aloha, and to celebrate the beauty and confidence of women. Her business was inspired by her experiences in the military along with her Hawaiian culture. More of her empowering art can be found @wahinekoa_hi and wahinekoa.com.
Bailey was born and raised in Maui and has always been influenced by her natural surroundings and a melting pot of diverse cultures. Her artwork and identity is constantly inspired and shaped by the people she's connected with, the places she's lived, and learning to embrace the floating feelings that come with finding a home. You can discover more of her amazing work @b.miyo_art and bmiyo.com.
TIARA KOBAYASHI-BAUTISTA (TIARA KOBA)
Tiara is a graphic designer from Maui who strives to celebrate Hawaiʻi local culture through her small business selling cute accessories, bags, and stickers. Check out her growing line of colorful designs on IG @tiarakoba.
KAIULU OF ʻONO + ʻAWA KEIKI
Kaiulu is an artist from Hawaiʻi Island who is inspired by the beauty of Hawaiʻi and all its keiki. She started her business ʻOno + ʻAwa Keiki with a few fun designs inspired by all things mea Hawaiʻi, but has quickly expanded to include a collection of Hawaiian-style bandaids and other goodies. Check out her IG @onoawakeiki for more.
KALEI MEYER (KALEILEHUA DESIGNS)
Kalei is an emerging watercolor artist from Hawaiʻi Island who is passionate about her family, nature, learning new things, and perpetuating Hawaiian culture through art. Check out her IG @kaleilehuadesigns and beautiful line of artwork, cards, stickers and more here.
KELSIE DAYNA KALOHI
Kelsie is a Honolulu-based illustrator, self-taught artist and mom boss! Kelsie's work is heavily influenced by her upbringing and seeks to bring fun and smiles into the humdrum of everyday life. Shop her designs here and check her out on IG @kelsiedayna.
REBEKAH STEEN (GOLDFISH KISS)
Rebekah is an artist, blogger, writer, mama & wife. Her vibrant art is carefree, fun, and full of life. Check out her feel-good, tropical vibe kind of blog full of art and laid-back style as well as her IG @goldfish_kiss and @goldfish_kiss_art.
TALKING STORY DESIGN (TRACI YOSHIYAMA)
Traci is originally from Hilo and believes in using design to showcase positivity and shine a light on all the good things happening around the world. She specializes in brand development, web design and educational resources. Check out her meaningful work here and on IG @talkingstory.design.
SURFY BIRDY (RACHEL DEJOHN)
Daniella is a Peruvian-born, California-based artist and textile designer. She draws her main inspiration from her love for the sea, her kids, and the environment. See more of her awesome art here and IG @daniellamanini_art.
LEFT RIGHT DESIGN (SAMANTHA SCAMAN)
Samantha from Kauai is a maker of all things and loves to sew, paint, draw, and play piano, not to mention going to the beach and camping! Shop her fun playful designs on Etsy here and check her out on IG @leftrightdesign.
DINOFLORA (DANI VILLORIA)
Dani is an illustrator with a love for all things botanical. After graduating with a BFA in Fine Arts & Art History, she returned home to Hawaii. Now a mama of four dino-loving girls, Dani's inspiration is a constant parade of imaginative play and colorful adventures. The tropical hues and vibrant culture of our home on O’ahu are reflected in every dinosaur I create. Check out Dani's website here and @dinoflora_.
Hannah Katarski, based in Australia, combines her two passions - surfing and making - through her work. She creates limited edition artworks and objects evocative of the beach, ocean and surf culture. Find more here @mermaidscoin and mermaidscoin.com.
Lindsay Wilkins is a self-taught artist and homeschooling mama based in Hawaii. She is wildly passionate about pursuing creativity in the midst of messy motherhood. Though her style has morphed over time, one thing has always remained true to her work - color! Find more here @lindsaywilkins.art and lindsaywilkinsart.com.
Caroline Chessia is an artist based in the U.S. and Seville, Spain. She loves painting women, plants, and mystical landscapes and uses vivid colors and lots of details. Find more of her magical work at @chessiart and etsy.com/shop/chessiart.
Ashley Munson is a freelance artist and digital illustrator from Southern California specializing in brand identity, packaging, and print. Inspiration for her work stems from the 60s/70s, nature, warm hues, and intricate design. Find more of her psychedelic art @ashleymunson and ashleymunson.com.
Tania Garcia is an illustrator and surface pattern designer from Barcelona. She loves to work with vibrant color palettes and textures and is inspired by travel, nature, friends, her city, and everything that brings joy. Find her fun work at @taniagart and taniagarcia.es.
Emma Lopes is an artist and illustrator, born in Scotland and currently living in Lisbon. Spending time in wild places is her favorite pastime and mother nature is her muse. A core belief which filters into every aspect of her work is that all life is interconnected. Her art is a form of activism through celebration of a world we must fight to protect. More of her inspiring work can be found @emmalopesart and emmalopesart.com.
Mélanie Johnsson is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and letterer originally from France who now calls Margate (a beautiful english seaside town) in the U.K. her home. She designs for and collaborates with brands across different fields: luxury, travel, cosmetics, art, fashion, and prioritizes working with eco-friendly and sustainable brands that align with her values. Check out her bold & colorful work at @melanie.johnsson and melaniejohnsson.com.
Hannah Eddy is an illustrator and muralist based in Reno, NV. Her art contains colorful combinations of funky characters, imaginative landscapes, bold line work, and free-flowing hand lettering. Hannah’s work is largely influenced by the expressive graphic style and free-thinking approach of the skateboard/snowboard/surf culture that she grew up immersed in. Find more of her rad art at @hannaheddyart and hannaheddyart.com.
Michi is a digital illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her art is heavily influenced from her love of surfing and female empowerment. She hopes her art can show women of all shapes, sizes, and colors that they are beautiful and strong. To check out more of her inspiring art, follow her @michi_pichel_art.
Kim is an illustrator, painter, and surface designer. Her colorful, fun illustrations can be found on packaging, clothing, in magazines, and on murals throughout the world. She was born in Alaska, and moved all around the US, including Hawaii, as a child. She moved back to Hawaii in 2017 after eleven years in New York City. Find more of her joyous art @kimsielbeck and kimsielbeck.com.