Hello! I'm Liana.

Graphic Designer
Type -Enthusiast
Occasional Illustrator
Part-Time Copywriter

Oh, the duality.

I see every new challenge as learning opportunity to elevate my abilities as a visual communicator.


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  • FALL 2018–SPRING 2021

    Kapi‘olani Community College

    New Media Arts, Interface Design

    Academic Achievements:

    • Dean’s List GPA (3.9)
    • Arts & Humanities Achievement Award Scholarship
  • FALL 2016–SPRING 2018

    Honolulu Community College

    Communication Arts

    Academic Achievements:

    • Dean’s List GPA (3.5)
    • AIGA Student Vice President



  • Pele Silver

    American Advertising Awards (ADDY's), The American Advertising Federation

    Collegiate Winner, District 13 Hawai‘i

    Online/Interactive App

    See Project
  • Pele Gold & Judge's Recognition Awardee

    ADDY's, AAF

    Collegiate Winner,District 13 Hawai‘i

    Online/Interactive Website

    See Project
  • 2020

  • National ADDY's Finalist - Silver

    ADDY's, AAF

    GOLD Collegiate Winner, District 13 Hawai‘i

    Publication Design

    See Project
  • Shining Star Awardee

    AAF, District 13 Hawai‘i


  • 2019

  • Pele Bronze

    ADDY's, AAF

    Collegiate Winner, District 13 Hawai‘i

    Direct Marketing

  • Arts & Humanities Achievement Awardee

    Kapi‘olani Community College


  • OCT 2020–MAY 2021

    Design Intern

    Sae Design Group

  • Responsibilities Included:

    • Generated social media content
    • Created print collateral including; brochures, greeting cards, newsletters, flyers, business cards, and branded promotional items
    • Brand Development; logo-design, development of brand assets
    • Developed front-end user-interface designs
  • Role Description:

    I took direction from and stayed in communication with the creative team and project managers in order to meet project goals. I successfully managed multiple projects simultaneously and met project deadlines. I was engaged in each stage of the creative process from ideation to execution. Many projects required an understanding of branding and adherence to clients’ style guides.

  • AUG 2019–MAY 2021

    Lab Monitor

    Kapi‘olani Community College
    New Media Arts Computer Lab

  • Responsibilities Included:

    • Assisted students with lab-related needs
    • Tutored students with software and lab equipment
    • Managed inventory of rental equipment including cameras and tablets
    • Maintained lab equipment
    • Reported to Lab Manager
    • Opening and closing duties
  • Role Description:

    This role required me to be accountable to students by being punctual and fulfilling my duties as a lab monitor. I practiced diplomacy while serving in a position of authority and learned to communicate effectively when assisting and tutoring students. I helped ensure successful lab operations by reporting to my supervisor in a succinct and timely manner.

  • MAY 2018—AUG 2020

    Design Intern

    Pepperblack Studios

  • Responsibilities Included:

    • Designed branded print collateral including; logos, packaging, and ads
    • Developed front-end user-interface designs including; website and mobile app design
    • Assisted with photoshoots and post-shoot editing
    • Generated social media content
  • Role Description:

    For this role, I worked closely under the creative director and often had to take initiative. I learned to work efficiently at a fast pace and listened carefully to my supervisor to respond to clients’ needs. Because I worked on a small team, I also had to be adaptable and resourceful.

  • AUG 2017–MAY 2018

    Student Assistant

    Honolulu Community College
    Design Center

  • Responsibilities Included:

    • Assisted with production of printed media including; booklets, banners, posters, laserengravings, flyers, business cards, envelopes, foam core prints, parking passes, door hangers, embroidery, and stickers
    • Generated graphic assets to support printed media including; logos, banners, and signs
    • Accommodated students during production of their projects
    • Served clients remotely and in-person
  • Role Description:

    My role involved safe and accurate operation of valuable machinery for projects of diverse sizes and mediums. I had to be vigilant in searching for errors prior-to and during production. My knowledge in print-production was essential in order to effectively communicate the capabilities of the Design Center to best suit clients’ and students’ needs. I worked independently to deliver projects with minimal supervision.