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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

About Happy Garaje (the art Duo)

Happy Garaje is a duo: Johanna Velasco and Mark Joseph Deutsch. They are artists, designers, and storytellers and have been working in partnership since 2009. 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. In 2019, they were invited to be designers-in-residence for  Door to Asia.

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

ACCOLADES

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’

 

ACCOLADES

ASEAN: commendation for contributions in Graphic Art when Cebu City received the distinction of ‘City of Culture’

Semi Permanent Book 2010

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)

 

SELECTED CLIENT LIST

Uniqlo
Adobe
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

 

SELECTED INTERVIEWS

Place of Birth

by Marla Darwin for Out of Print

Creative Sustainability

Create Philippines

 

About happy garaje, (the design studio), also known as Studio Also

Studio Also is a 4-person Communication Design team founded in 2015 by Happy Garaje that services micro-enterprises and startups in the Philippines. Projects are led by Johanna Velasco Deutsch and Karina Cuizon.

karina

Senior creative Karina Cuizon joined Happy Garaje Design Studio Co. in 2015. She is also the vocalist of the band School Girl Classic.

justine

Artist and maker Justine Bacareza joined Happy Garaje Design Studio Co. in 2021. See her carve out wooden swords and paint church ceilings on her IG