OUTGOING PRESIDENT
Malia Wisch

Malia is a Design Director at Wall-to-Wall Studios. After earning her BFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, she worked as a designer in a studio in Washington, D.C. In 2002, she moved back home to Hawai‘i and has since worked as a freelance, in-house and studio designer. Malia served as secretary of the board for two terms before taking the helm.

Malia’s focus in her final year 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 professional design expertise.

 


 

INCOMING PRESIDENT
Stevie-Lyn Kim

Stevie-Lyn Kim is the Creative Director/Senior Project Manager at Ocean Blue (formerly Joyce Timpson & Associates). At Ocean Blue, Stevie oversees the branding and marketing for several of Honolulu’s newest condo developments, as well as provides in-house marketing and PR services for the Ocean Investments family of companies, including 53 By The Sea.

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 , Stevie looks forward to helping strengthen our local design community, as well as raising design awareness among the community at large.

 


 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR
Lilian Cheng

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Hawai‘i, Lilian works as an Associate Art Director at Hawaii Business magazine and a graduate of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s BFA Graphic Design program. She can no longer walk into a department store without thinking about prop possibilities and spends too much time daydreaming about cats. With AIGA Honolulu, Lilian hopes to promote the value of design and to strengthen the local design industry.

 


 

WEB CHAIR
Mark Guillermo

Born and raised in Hawaii, lover of all things internet, and hater of long-winded bios. Starting from lowly beginnings as an xacto-scarred intern, Mark found an early passion for working in a digital space. He has been a part of Hawaii’s design industry for the past ten years and is employed as a Senior Product Designer at Hawaii-based startup, WealthFit. With interests in both front-end development and visual design, Mark is a huge proponent in creating human-centered interactive experiences.

 


 

BOARD MEMBER
Alex Kawamoto

Alex is a graduate of Honolulu Community College’s Communication Arts program, and is currently working in design, video, and web as a Digital Art Director at Core Group One. Through AIGA Honolulu, Alex hopes to help everyone in the design industry to come together, believe in themselves, and follow their dreams.

 


 

EDUCATION CHAIR
Scott Kawamura

Scott has nearly 21 years of experience in Graphic Design. He has worked for both small design firms and large advertising agencies in Honolulu and currently is the Creative Director of HONBLUE since 2015. Scott is also a Lecturer at Honolulu Community College in the Communication Arts program where he has been teaching various design courses since 2000. He has added teaching in the Creative Media Department at the University of Hawaii, West Oahu to his professional duties. He enjoys baseball, beer, and sneakers in his down time.

 


TREASURER
Dori Leong

After spending some time pursuing her business degree, Dori realized that that was not the path she wanted for herself. She set off to follow her passion and to discover what the graphic arts had in store for her. Just starting off on her quest in “Finding Dori,” Dori is wide-eyed, staring out into the vast and exciting world of design. She is currently a graphic designer at Design Asylum, and when not in the office, Dori loves being in the ocean, swimming with the wildlife. As a board member, Dori is eager to spread her excitement and to help promote a passion for good design to all.

 


 

SECRETARY
Di Salas

Di is a nonprofit storyteller and brand manager with a passion for design. It all began with a blog, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and a point and shoot camera – tools that would help her easily transition from the news industry to the marketing realm. 

As the Marketing and Communications Manager for The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division, Di utilizes her diverse skills to tell authentic and powerful narratives to convey the impact the organization has on the local community. Seeing firsthand the impact of a great story and visuals across multiple channels, Di became motivated to fine-tune best practices on design, branding, messaging, and marketing. It is through AIGA that Di hopes to lend her skills and passion toward building a culture of design enthusiasts and encourage the sharing of ideas amongst professionals.  

Beyond the office, Di is either scoping out the latest ramen shop, watching Ted Talks, or planning her next international adventure. 

 


 

Brent Shiratori

BOARD MEMBER
Brent Shiratori

Brent has helped both local and global brands develop effective branding and marketing strategies for fifteen years for companies such as American Savings Bank, Hawai‘i Pacific Health,Hewlett-Packard, VISA USA and The Walt Disney Company. He most recently served as Director of Brand Strategic Planning and Development at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, managing the branding and marketing for 38 properties in 5 countries. He is currently a Principal at Aidia Brand Strategy + Marketing, which develops turnkey marketing systems and branding strategic plans for companies such as ALTRES and HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union. He has been featured in Advertising Age and recognized both locally and nationally by the American Advertising Federation.