The beautiful containers designed by Stacey Leong Design have been so well received by everyone who has been fortunate enough to receive one. We recently gave them away as makana (gifts) at the Native Hawaiian Education Summit and participants actually wrote about how much they loved their parting gift in the survey sent out to gather feedback about the overall summit! Talk about making an impression. Mahalo nui e Stacey Leong Design!
We created the Koa Society for the foundations of Hawai‘i Pacific Health as a way to show our appreciation to community supporters who are the most generous donors to our network of medical centers. To honor these donors, we set out to create a look that was clearly defined. We also were passionate about having the design reflect the beauty and prestige of koa wood as it is respected in Hawai‘i. Our design firm truly fulfilled our intent in giving the Koa Society a unique modern look that captured the importance of this new program. The wood image that is featured on the brochure cover and membership card comes across as an artistic piece. The rich grain texture and it’s patterned elegance are beyond an illustration, it instantly translates the distinction of the Koa Society. The complete communication package, within the scope of this work, exceeded our expectations.
This packet of materials has been very well received by our donors and admired by everyone from our executive leadership to our staff. Besides the look and feel of these collateral pieces, the function ideally meets our needs. When we explain to donors what is included in the packet and how to use the pieces, it is clearly understood. Upon receipt of the packets, donors are enthusiastic about enrolling in the program. We have also had inquiries about whether we are making these packets available for others and if people could share them with friends, which we found to be very complimentary of the product. Overall the Koa Society collateral has been a real asset to our efforts.
ELIZABETH CHUN UYEHARA
Hawai‘i Pacific Health Foundations
Aloha mai kākou,
I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with the SLD team over the last five years or so in my capacity as Director of the Kamehameha Publishing division at Kamehameha Schools and in my role on the Executive Board of the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association. SLD has provided comprehensive freelance graphic design and branding services for a diversity of projects within our organization—from marketing collateral pieces and advertising layouts, to book publications, sideline gift and promotional products, and even some web design work.
I’ve come to know the SLD team in our work together as a group of gifted designers and creative thinkers who have not only been able execute on design and layout needs as requested, but have brought some truly strategic thinking to solutions for some of the more challenging projects we’ve worked together on. And those high quality efforts have resulted in success for the materials created as well as recognition of and a few awards for those efforts from our peers in the local publishing community.
More importantly, the SLD team is a true pleasure to work with. They are a conscientious group, giving great attention to detail while not losing sight of the larger context that they are working within on a given project. Stacey and her colleagues have a warm, genuine and flexible nature that quickly puts people at ease and makes for productive and collaborative working relationships. SLD is a firm that those of us in the Hawai’i publishing community think of as a potentially valuable partner when considering who we may want to work with on important projects. I highly recommend them for your graphic design and branding needs.
Director Kamehameha Publishing,
I have worked with a lot of graphic designers during my career—27 years as an editor with The Honolulu Advertiser, followed by a decade as head of Corporate Communications at First Hawaiian Bank and another 12 years as an independent contractor responsible for overseeing preparation of the bank’s annual reports. Since 2009, Stacey Leong, Karyn Lau and the team at Stacey Leong Design have worked with me to produce those reports. Stacey also handled design of Yes! — The Memoir of Walter Dods Jr. which I co-authored. I have never regretted hiring Stacey.
She and her company are professional, creative, proactive and timely. She listens to the client and understands his goals and audience at the front end of every project. She speaks her mind when she thinks a client is heading down the wrong path but, in the end, she knows the client is the boss. She meets deadlines and keeps costs within agreed-upon limits.
Producer and Editor,
First Hawaiian Bank
We love the packaging that the team at Stacey Leong Design created with us for our gourmet chocolate truffles! Their design exudes a combination of local luxury and fine quality which pairs perfectly with our fresh artisan dark chocolate truffles. We are happy to have our fine chocolates tucked into these beautiful boxes, which our customers also love. Their packaging paired with our freshly made artisan dark chocolate truffles has been a sweet success for us both!
ERIN KANNO UEHARA
Co-owner and artisan chocolatier,
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Stacey Leong Design (SLD). My team utilized SLD for a unique project to develop a series of youth-focused health posters. For this project, I had a youth advisory board that helped provide input related to poster content and design. SLD met with my team and the advisory board several times. SLD was very collaborative, responsive, inclusive, and immensely creative. The final product that SLD created was outstanding and I look forward to continuing our productive relationship in the future.
HOLLY B. FONTENOT
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Nursing
Due to the design elements that were incorporated into the pieces, it contributed greatly to the success of the show. We actually had 20% more people show up then originally said were coming. It created a buzz and interest that would not have been there without the thought and execution on the collateral pieces. We truly appreciated what was done and the success it contributed to. Very clever and very local.
Spicers Paper Inc., Hawai‘i
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Stacey Leong Design for graphic design work for your next project. As Director of Institutional Advancement and Community Relations at St. Andrew’s Schools, I recently worked with Stacey Leong Mills and her team on our printed programs for the St. Andrew’s Schools 150th Anniversary Queen Emma Ball.
It is a very special and monumental year in our school’s history, so we wanted a piece that would honor the past while looking forward to the future. After meeting with Stacey and her team and seeing the scope and beauty of their work, we knew that they were the right people for the job. Stacey and her team were actively involved in the planning and design of all parts of the Queen Emma Ball 150th Anniversary program, from photography, design and concept. Stacey was an effective partner in generating creative ideas and suggestions to make the project run as smoothly as possible in a very limited amount of time. She listened to all constituent’s ideas and concerns and addressed all with ease and professionalism. Her work and commitment to advance the project were instrumental in making it happen. The project was very challenging due to the limited time frame and budget, but Stacey and her team delivered a polished, high-quality product that our board of trustees, head of school and school parents and constituents are proud of.
Stacey Leong Designs is at the forefront of the communications, marketing and public relations landscape. Stacey brings together the best in the business and collaborated effectively with our students, colleagues and school community in idea-driven, constructive conversation to express and enhance our message in a compelling visual statement. SLD’s work has received many Pele awards, and after working with Stacey and her team, I can see why. She holds the highest standards for herself and her work, and it has been an honor and wonderful experience working with her. I sincerely hope that you will consider selecting Stacey Leong Design as your next creative designer.
Director of Institutional Advancement,
St. Andrewʻs Schools
I recommend Stacey Leong Design for any graphic design services you may be seeking. I have known and worked with Stacey Leong Design since 2011 on a variety of projects and their professionalism, graphic design work and tremendous creative abilities never cease to amaze me.
Stacey and her team are committed to executing the best possible design, while keeping to a timeline and budget. Their knowledge and expertise in graphic design, project coordination and production make it a pleasure to work together. Most recently I had the opportunity of working with Stacey Leong Design in producing a Gala Fundraiser for the 40th Anniversary of the Kalihi-Palama Health Center. From start to finish, the quality of the invitations, programs and overall collateral weaved in the heritage of this organization, the diverse people they serve, as well as their unique sense of place. Stacey Leong Design was accurate and prompt with all material deliveries and our client could not have been happier. For these reasons and more, I recommend Stacey Leong Design for any creative services without reservation.
The Kālaimoku Group
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai’i had been looking for an opportunity to work with Stacey Leong Design for some time, and this past year a project came up for which they were perfectly suited. That project was our 2018 Impact Report, which for us, was a first.
As a worldwide organization, TNC traditionally produces an extensive annual report that covers all our national and international projects, including Hawai’i. This past year, however, our new executive director wanted to produce a report focused solely on the Hawai’i Program. Based on having seen other annual reports Stacey Leong Design had produced, we felt they were the right firm to help us accomplish that objective.
Quite often you need to work with a design firm on a few projects before they get a real feel for your organization and how you want to be portrayed. But with Stacey Leong Design that was not the case. They were a quick study. The results of our first collaborative project exceeded our expectations. The report they produced was informative and visually engaging, and it was delivered on time and on budget. Equally important, the staff was a pleasure to work with.
The response from our Board of Trustees, staff and donors has been extremely positive. We would like to thank Stacey Leong Design for a job well done and look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Director of Communications,
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i