Kilohana Lighting Award-Winning Portfolio



Project: Detailed portfolio for submission to national lighting showroom competition
Client: Kilohana Lighting, Inc.
Goal: Showcase Kilohana Lighting’s beautiful showroom, its lighting design services, industry expertise, and product lines, while presenting relevant narrative for the judging of this competition.
Concept: Clean, elegant, low-key page layout with emphasis on the photography. Colors, graphics and fonts from the company’s logo were used throughout as design elements and accents. Viewers could take a virtual tour through the showroom while learning about the company’s history, philosophy, differentiation, advertising and merchandising.
Background: Kauai Design has partnered with Kilohana Lighting on its branding since 2007. A new look was developed to coincide with the opening of a new showroom in 2009, in Puhi, Kauai. The time and resources spent on the corporate identity helped define Kilohana Lighting: who they are, what they do, and how that is represented visually in the marketplace. This exploration laid the groundwork and set the tone for this portfolio, which won Kilohana Lighting national recognition by a panel of expert judges.
Techniques: The 30-page portfolio was laid out in Adobe InDesign, with photography edited in Photoshop.
Facts: Kilohana Lighting was awarded ‘Best Lighting Showroom in the Western United States’ by ARTS (Accessories Resource Team) in January 2011. Created November, 2010. 8.5 x 11″ format printed on 100# gloss cover.