1st Cebu Art Book Fair (2022)
Co-founders and organizers
Started the Philippines' first Art Book Fair with Bangkok-based, Filipino graphic designer Marc Abuan. A two-day affair with participation from over 100 artists, Palanca-awardees, the oldest literary group in the Visayas, and young artists who were exhibiting work for the first time in their careers. Art by Marc Abuan.
Umitomachi: Town & Sea (2021)
Project Organizers for Cebu
A cultural exhange program between 4 port towns: Kesennuma (Japan), Hualien (Taiwan), Suwalesi (Indonesia), and Cebu (Philippines) where there are a series of activities between the towns to show and tell (over zoom) the various cultural practices, differences, and similarities in food, art, and festivals. Culminates with a festival in Kesennuma in 2022. | more >
Kalibutan Project (2021)
Provided Brand Design Direction for the Kalibutan Project and worked together with Creative Director Debbie Palao to collaborate with a team of 12 designers and 39 small craft businesses across 4 provinces in the Philippines to develop new products and tell new stories about our shared experience as designers and makers during the pandemia.
Hello Neighbor is a studio-initiated response to people starting endeavors to weather the tough times during the pandemic. We provided communication design support for a small group of micro-enterprises in Cebu City.
Cebu Design Week (2019)
Branding & Graphic Design
Worked with the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation for Cebu Design Week 2019. We worked on branding, communication design, and were part of the planning committee.
Tropical Futures Forum (2019)
Organized a conference focusing on designers and their work in the community: from helping farmers rebrand to starting design film festivals. Attended by 300 people during Cebu Design Week, with speakers from 15 different global cities.
Storytellers' Night (2014 - Present)
We give out a theme, you tell a true story about it. Open to everyone. Lots of fun.
Geeks on a Beach (2013-2018)
Branding & Communication Design
Startup conference connecting the southeast Asian community with the rest of the world. Co-founded with Tina Amper and Dave Overton, GOAB ran for 5 years in the Philippines, attracting investors and startups from all around world including VC firms like 500 Startups.
Cebu Literary Festival
Cebu's only conference dedicated to the celebration of writing, reading, and literature. Founded by Hendri Go, we worked on branding and communication design for the first three iterations of the festival,