“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

About Happy Garaje

Happy Garaje is a duo: Johanna Velasco and Mark Joseph Deutsch. They are artists, designers, and storytellers. Their creative work can be seen across the fields of graphic design, illustration, gallery work, production design and picture books.

The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles has given them the Gold Award. The advertising index Luerzer's Archive in Europe has included them in the list of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Their work has been featured in notable publications such as Communication Arts, Semi-Permanent, Australia, BluPrint magazine, among others.

They are based in Cebu City surrounded by friends, family, the mountains, and the sea.

About Studio Also

Studio Also is a Communication Design team founded by Happy Garaje that services micro-enterprises and startups in the Philippines. Projects are led by Johanna Velasco Deutsch or Karina Cuizon.

Senior Creative Karina Cuizon joined the studio in 2015.
Senior Creative Karina Cuizon joined the studio in 2015.

About Studio Curio

Studio Curio is a toy design workshop founded by Happy Garaje. They make rideables, children's furniture, and Toy Portraits (a toy version of you)

Toy Portraits are hand-carved, hand-painted wooden toy versions of you.



Communication Arts, Award of Excellence for Illustration

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)



bein Sports - Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia
Disney Asia
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

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