Kauai Design is all about making you look good, as we strive to capture the spirit of your organization and the heart of your communication goals, and get the right message to the right people in the right voice. We showcase your product, service or event with clean, clear, user-friendly design and a touch of salesmanship!
Our clients rock! And the co-creative process just keeps getting better. Here’s a partial list of people and organizations we’ve worked with on the branding and promotion of their businesses and events.
“Linda is one of the most intuitive and creative graphic designers in the industry. Her technical proficiency, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and a savvy for marketing, make her the smartest choice for any company trying to gain recognition in today’s complex business environment…”
Susan Irie, Kilohana Lighting
Since 2004, we’ve written and gathered dozens of articles on Graphic Design, Marketing, Copywriting, and the Creative Process in the The Graphics Grapevine quarterly ezine. Similar content is now being shared as single-topic blog posts on this site. Selected back articles from the Grapevine are also available here.
Recent Blog Posts
From the Graphics Grapevine Blog
(Adapted from a 2012 post) I so appreciate entrepreneurs and the courage it takes to launch a new business. The vision it takes. The optimism, commitment, drive, passion, sense of purpose, confidence, resiliency … It can be quite a ride and it’s not for everyone. I especially love the energy that comes with a start-up, and have collaborated with many on their branding and print promotions over the past 20+ years. But I’ve also seen new entrepreneurs neglect the critical step of creating a solid graphic identity as a...
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter By David Sax Review by MICHIKO KAKUTANI, NY Times, December 5, 2016 Editor’s Note: As one who designs almost exclusively for print, I appreciate the revival of analog ‘technologies.’ Author David Sax reports that the resurgence is not driven so much by the nostalgia of older generations. It’s digitally hard-wired-from-birth young adults embracing real life, low tech, tactile, hands-on experience. Read on. “Sooner or later, everything old is new again,” Stephen King once wrote — an observation that’s never been truer than...
by Gerry Bonetto for Graphic Design USA, August 2016 There’s a very popular myth out there about the relationship between print on paper and forests. You may have even heard your clients say, “Cutting trees for paper threatens forests.” Lots of people think this. Many companies have even used this myth to motivate customers to switch from paper bills to electronic bills. But the reality is, it’s just not true. Here’s why. THINK IN TERMS OF “TREE FARMS,” NOT “OLD GROWTH FORESTS” In the U.S. today, trees are...