Designer Dialogue featuring Shar Tuiasoa (Punky Aloha)

Join us for a casual conversation with local illustrator Shar Tuiasoa, a.k.a. Punky Aloha. Discover her process, learn some tips, and explore her artwork in the latest Designer Dialogue.

Event Details

What: 1-hour Zoom event (45min low-key chat with an AIGA moderator + 15min Q&A)

For Who: Local designers, illustrators, copywriters, advertising/marketing professionals, students, etc.

  • Free for members
  • $5 for non-members

When: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM HST

Register: Please register by 12pm on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Once registration closes, registrants will receive a Zoom link.

About Punky Aloha

Punky Aloha Studio is the illustration studio of Shar Tuiasoa, a freelance illustrator based in Kailua, Oahu. After studying Fine Art at her local community college for 6 years, Shar moved to California to earn her BFA in Illustration. She moved back to Hawaii shortly after and started Punky Aloha Studio in the summer of 2018.

Punky Aloha Studio houses various branches of illustration work, ranging from Murals, Freelance and Client work, Product Sales, Fine Art, and Licensing.

Shar has worked as a freelance illustrator with multiple editorial clients on Oahu including Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Magazine, and Hawaii Business Magazine. She has also created work for local orginizations and businesses like Ho’ola Na Pua, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Foodland.

She has also worked as a freelance illustrator for Guess, Patagonia, AT&T, and The New York Times and is currently working on her first of two picture books as an author and illustrator for Harper Kids, an imprint of Harper Collins.

When she is not creating illustrations for books, magazines, and product packaging, Shar also sells a wide range of art prints and products in her online shop, in retailers throughout Hawai’i, Japan, and in the Mainland of the US.

AIGA Honolulu is the Hawaii chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.

When & Where
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM HST