In the spring of 2008, the UHM Graphic Design Program initiated the Graphic Design Workshop—a special studio, run by advanced (BFA) graphic design students (with faculty supervision) and committed to providing high-quality graphic design work for non-profit organizations in Hawai‘i. Earlier projects that the Design Workshop has undertaken include yearly planners for the UH Health Services (images 1 and 2) and an annual report for the State of Hawai‘i Environmental Council.
images 1 and 2
Currently the workshop is redesigning the visual identity of the UH School of Architecture (image 3) and the visual identity of the Hawai'i Nature Center (image 4). Although the studio is only two years old, all completed projects have already won local or national recognition including awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (Hawai'i Chapter), the American Advertising Federation (Hawai'i Chapter), and HOW Magazine, a national publication showcasing outstanding work in graphic design. Additionally, the project designed for the School of Architecture has been selected as one of the semi-finalist of the 2010 Adobe Design Achievement Awards ( one of 28 semi-finalists selected from over 600 international applicants). Keeping our fingers crossed for the designers Adine Close, John Cruz, HaoIn Kuan and Yong Hao Yang !!
image 3 and 4
In March 2011, the UH Design Workshop was featured in the Calabash section of the Honolulu Magazine. [to download PDF]