Malia was raised in Kailua on O‘ahu. She earned her BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. After three years working as a designer in Washington, D.C., she moved back home to Hawai‘i and has spent the last 15 years designing in her much more comfortable home climate. She is currently a Senior Designer at Wall-to-Wall Studios. Having worked as a freelance, in-house and studio designer, Malia brings a variety of perspectives to the local AIGA chapter.
Malia’s focus as president is to raise awareness for, and appreciation of, the design industry in our local community. Her goal is to educate potential partners and clients about the design process as well as the value of design thinking.
Since earning his degree with a focus in graphic design, Matt has honed his skills in the field of design and project management. In January 2011, Matt decided to follow his dream and co-founded INTERVAL, a creative and branding studio located in downtown Honolulu. Currently, Matt is the Creative and Innovations director at Nella Media Group, and hopes to help AIGA evolve as an increasingly valuable resource for current and aspiring designers.
Miha was born and raised in Romania, where she was studying foreign languages and literature. Everything changed when she boarded a plane to California, where she was supposed to just spend the summer. A few years/jobs/addresses later, Miha realized she should pursue her interest in the graphic arts, so she enrolled at Kapiolani Community College and obtained her degree in New Media Arts, Interface Design.
By day Miha is a graphic designer at Clarence Lee Design; by night she’s probably eating pizza and browsing Pinterest.
She is excited to join the AIGA Honolulu board, where she hopes to promote the importance of design, both as a professional career, and as a valuable tool for businesses in any industry.
In life Stevie has found that even the most winding roads lead to just the right destination. From a degree in Asian Studies to stints in property management, urban planning, and blogging, she has gained enrichment through a variety of experiences that have led to her work today in the world of design. Stevie currently works as a Project Manager at Joyce Timpson & Associates, where she oversees the branding and marketing for some of Honolulu’s most exciting condominium developments. She supplements her full-time work with her passion as a life coach, helping career-minded individuals discover, design, and live more purposeful lives. With AIGA Honolulu, Stevie looks forward to helping strengthen our local design community, as well as raising design awareness among the community at large.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Angelica was born and raised on O‘ahu and is a graduate of the BFA Graphic Design program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is a past art director at HONOLULU Magazine and is currently pursuing new opportunities in San Francisco. She has served on the AIGA Honolulu Chapter Board of Directors for six years in several positions, and most recently as president for 4 years. Angelica looks forward to the future of design in Hawaii, and will continue to support the chapter by serving as advisor to the Board of Directors and contributing to the Design Week and Design HNL committees.