Happy Garaje

Happy Garaje is an award-winning creative studio from the island of Cebu. It was founded by artists and designers Mark and Jo in 2009. It operates today as equal parts art house, visual communications agency and store


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“If upon hearing this graphic design duo’s name you envision a series of smile-inducing fanciful works of art replete with childlike wonder and memories of halcyon days spent in the embrace of the Philippine sun, then you would have captured the essence of Happy Garaje”


BluPrint Magazine on Johanna & Mark: 20 Outstanding Young Filipino Designers Under 40

 

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We started in a little garage lent to us by kind folks who believed in us. We still start most of our projects in this same place with people of all shapes and sizes who come together to share with us their ideas, their passions and their stories.

We want to create beautiful things that people can connect with, the kind of work that can be done in a small island in the south Pacific yet travel to someone across oceans and still be meaningful.

We are inspired by everyday people, heroes a monsters, by the things that all of us hope for and the things that we fear. We are inspired by dreams,  joy, madness, and the things that we love.

 


ACCOLADES


  • Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles – Gold Award (2011)
  • Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles – Certificate of Merit (2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Bluprint Magazine: 20 Outstanding Young Filipino Designers Under 40
  • ASEAN: commendation for contributions in Graphic Art when Cebu City received the distinction of ‘City of Culture’
  • Semi Permanent Book 2010, Vol. 2
  • Exhibition of Poster Work at Tokyo Designers Week 2008
  • Merit of Excellence for Digital Design – Dept. of Science & Tech (Phil.)
  • Adobe Digital Imaging Competition (3rd of 3000+)
  • Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards, Finalist (Judged by Neil Gaiman)

WHAT WE DO FOR CLIENTS


Branding & Creative Direction
Art Direction
Illustration
Writing

Ui/Ux Design
Graphic Design
Animation
Sculpture & Installation


SELECTED CLIENT LIST


Disney

Electronic Arts

The Four Seasons Hotel in Marrakesh

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Residences Makati

Kingdom Hotel Investments

Moevenpick Hotel Ghana

Mead Johnson (USA)

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Ayala Land

Asian Institute of Management

Titay’s Liloan

The Dolphin Browser

Geeks on a Beach

Cebu Literary Festival

 

HG & The City: Projects Involving the Community


 

FOLK FICTION


Co-founded an outfit that organizes events and promotes activities centered around storytelling, writing and art in Cebu City.

 BARRIO PELIGRO


We publish comic books, illustrated material, short stories and toys that is inspired by life and lore in the islands.

THE LAND OF FLYING PEOPLE


Our lifestyle brand: creating products that celebrate friendship, travel and imagination.

GEEKS ON A BEACH


Creative direction for an annual conference on startups, technology and design. Organized by TechTalks.ph.

WEEKEND BARISTA CLUB


A community project aimed at encouraging people to drink better coffee. Offers artisan brewing workshops and access to specialty beans.

 

The People at Happy Garaje


 

velasco Johanna Velasco Deutsch
Co-founder
Creative Direction, Illustration

deutsch Mark Deutsch
Co-founder
Creative Direction, Writing

chua Gilbert Chua
Product Development

 

anin2 Ryan Anin
Art Direction / Illustration

go MarGo
Web Development

davidbrown Mad David Brown
Tech & Mobile

 

codamus Carlo
Web Design
Cheerer Upper

 

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