Happy Garaje is an award-winning art and design studio from the island of Cebu, Philippines.
We collaborate with brands and organizations of all shapes and sizes that want to make the world a better place. We initiate our own studio projects and like to tell stories of adventure and kindness.
Happy Garaje is inspired by everyday people, heroes, monsters. By the things that we hope for and the things that we fear. Dreams, joys, madness, and the things that we love.
Design Case Studies:[+] The Legend of the Red Lizard – the greatest, baddest most magnificent Luchador of all time!
The Red Lizard is the name of a taqueria and a fictional character we created for the brand. We chopped up the whole story and put them into every designed piece of the restaurant(s) – the menus, cups, takeout bags, walls, tabletops, instagram banners, everywhere!
The Abaca Group, one of the most respected restaurant groups in Cebu City asked us to do work for the launch of the Abaca Baking Company. They wanted their new bakery to deliver a fresh message that said they were a place for everyone in the neighborhood to get good, honest food.
Healthcare is about living the good life – nutrition, being active and having the constant support of the community. In this project, we created images to reflect the values of this Dutch software company that makes things that help people stay in shape.
Production Design Work
[+]Production design and art direction work – designed all the sets and built props for the Southeast Asia promotional music video of the Academy Award winning Disney / Pixar film, Coco.
[+] Life in the Tropics is an ongoing series of work that explores everyday life near the Earth’s equator.
Branding, art and graphic design for a taqueria by the Abaca Group
ABACA BAKING COMPANY
Art and design for the ABC.
Identity design by Bry Onglatco.
Cebu City, Philippines
RAFFLES RESIDENCES MAKATI & SEYCHELLES
Graphic design for a real-estate company with properties in Makati and Seychelles
THE FOUR SEASONS IN MOROCCO
Graphic design for a hotel brand with properties in Makati and Seychelles.
FERIA BY RADISSON BLU
Creative direction for the relaunch of Feria, Radisson Blu’s signature restaurant.
Cebu City, Philippines
Art direction, packaging design and illustration for a Philippines-based chocolate brand.
Art direction, packaging design and illustration for a hundred year old biscuit company.
Identity and label design for a kombucha soda brand.
DISNEY ART ATTACK
Production design and art direction for a Disney TV showBEIN SPORTS:
LAUNCH OF BEIN CONNECT
Motion graphics and video editing for the world’s premiere football channel
Art and illustration to promote Angry Birds
Art direction for a Filipino film
STARTUPS & SMALL BUSINESS
DISH DASH SINGAPORE
Branding and packaging design for a food delivery startup in Singapore.
SINGAPORE STARTUP GIFTS
Identity design for a small business listing in Singapore.
Branding and graphic design for a Dutch software company with an office in Cebu, focused on creating healthcare applications.
Graphic design for a USA-based software company developing browser apps and web hosting services.
BOOK & PUBLICATION DESIGN
SHOOTING STARS & DANCING FISH
Art and book design for a book written by Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Tony Oposa.
500 STARTUPS: CORPORATE STARTUP ENGAGEMENT
Art and design for a report by 500 Startups’ Arnaud Bonzom and Khailee Ng.
Art and book design for a book about the Escaño’s – one of Cebu’s oldest families.
RAMON ABOITIZ FOUNDATION
Book design to tell of the stories of RAFI- the Philippines’ biggest non-profit organization.
KALIPAY AND THE TINIEST TIKTIK
Illustration for a picture book written by Christina Newhard, published by Sari-sari storybooks.
Designed the first two issues of TriLife Magazine, Cebu.
CEBU CITY TOURISM
We designed and illustrated the official Cebu city map (2016)GEEKS ON A BEACH
Branding and art direction for an international conference on startups.
CEBU LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Branding and art direction for an event that celebrates writing and reading in the Philippines.
TOUR DE CEBU
Graphic design and illustration for a 1000 KM vintage rally across the islands in the Philippines.
Illustration for music fest merchandise.
FOLK FICTION: STORYTELLER’S NIGHT & BOARD GAME SATURDAY
Creative direction for a community organization that promotes readings, games and good conversations.
CEBU CODE CAMP
Art and design for a Cebu-based software non-profit.
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Graphic design and illustration to promote the use of credit cards.
ABOITIZ POWER CORPORATION
Animation and art to promote sustainable power in the Philippines.
THE CALYX CENTRE
Art and design to promote condiminium sales.
Art for Malaysia’s biggest online media company.