May 31, 8:00am - 10:00am HST. Hosted at Entrepreneurs Sandbox
part of a series on Preserve
About the speaker
“Do what you love and the money will follow.” That maxim is popular with all creatives. Interior designer Michelle Jaime shows that it can be done as founder, principal, and creative director of her award-winning design firm, The Vanguard Theory.
As principal and creative director of The Vanguard Theory, Michelle oversees both the creative and business aspects of her multi-disciplinary design studio. Including Michelle, the company has six employees who work on interior design, art projects, and product development. Using a collaborative model, they create a larger platform for emerging artists and designers.
In 2016, Michelle’s company won recognition—including a Gold Key and two Indie awards—for its work on the renovated Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club and its restaurant Mahina & Sons in Waikīkī.
If you’re an HGTV or DIY Network fan, you may recognize Michelle from her television show, “Aloha Builds.” The 13-episode series stars Michelle and her brother David working together to breathe new life into Hawaiʻian properties. With lots of laughter, competition, and hard work, Michelle and her brother share the logistical and budgetary challenges facing homeowners on the islands, as well as the beauty, culture, and Ohana that make it home.
Michelle’s designs tell stories, immersing people in a time and place in history—such as Hawaiʻi in the 70s—or in a feeling—as in the familiar comfort of her grandmother’s living room in Wahiawa.
Using symbols, colors, and shapes that are cultural touchstones, Michelle’s designs reclaim space for Hawaiʻi’s past and celebrate its unique beauty. In this way, she connects contemporary kama'aina and visitors alike to the islands’ artistic and cultural history—and helps to define its future.
This month, we’re happy to have Michelle here at CreativeMornings HNL to speak to the topic of “Preserve.”
A are a Honolulu based digital marketing/creative agency. As a digital marketing agency, we take the “marketing” very seriously. Nothing is cookie-cutter and everything is tailored to our client’s needs and expectations. We are inspired by you. Your awesome is blended with our awesome — and with our powers combined; insert Captain Planet. JK. We strive to take your stellar ideas and build them into an unforgettable campaign.What’s considered an add-on service for most agencies is a basic inclusion for our clients. We take your requirements and intentions for your business vision and incorporate them into a personalized brand guide to begin any project. This becomes the first step into our epic, creative journey to tell your story in the best way possible.
BoxJelly is a coworking space which services monthly memberships, as well as meeting & event space reservations for members and non-members alike.
More than just an office or business center, BoxJelly thrives from the interactions that its members have with one another and the space. The emphasis on community helps to foster a collaborative environment, from which innovation is bred.
At Candela Strategy Group, we resolutely believe that small and mid-size businesses create the engine that drives Hawaii’s economy. Taking care of our small business community is essential to the overall success of our island home.
We focus on this engine by providing high quality business consulting services on a broad range of issues that local companies face every day. When these businesses are successful, Hawaii is successful. Together, we thrive.
And best of all, we support your business at an affordable rate. We like our money, and we really like getting the most value we can out of it. Chances are, you feel the same way. That is why Candela utilizes a lean overhead model to ensure that you are not paying too much for our consulting services. Take away the expensive office and fancy artwork, and Candela is left with the financial freedom to pass savings onto you and the flexibility to structure a fee arrangement that works for your business. Win-Win; a scenario worth celebrating. Cheers to that!
Honolulu Coffee was founded in 1992 with one small kiosk in downtown Honolulu.
We strive daily to provide the complete Hawaiian Coffee experience. We feel that our past and future success is contingent upon maintaining and exceeding these goals.
Our Hawaiian style concept stretches throughout our cafes on three different islands and our expansion in Asia. As a result, people around the world are able to experience our great Kona coffee and outstanding customer service.
WHAT WE DO Our mission is to provide wholesome baked goods that are reminiscent of Grandma’s classic homemade treats. To connect friends, families, and communities by sharing our quality baked goods with love and aloha.
WHAT WE OFFER Quality is important to us which is why we make everything from scratch in house. Our malasadas are always made to order and served hot. Our pastries are baked from scratch continuously throughout the day and our ice cream is made from scratch. We even pasteurize our own base in house, so we never use any pre-made ice cream mixes. You’ll be able to taste it after one bite!
Aesop was established in 1987. We are headquartered in Melbourne, and have offices and stores in many parts of the world.
Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide your selections.
Incorporated in 1981, we are an ESOP company, employee owned and operated, local to Hawaii. Founded by brothers Patrick and Mario Valenti, Valenti Print Group, formerly known as Valenti Brothers Graphics, has been helping clients find solutions to their printing needs for nearly 4 decades.
Hawaii’s community hub to inspire creativity, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
This 13,500 square foot facility features event space, coworking and collaboration space, meeting rooms, and small offices.
Since 1978, Professional Image has been delivering printing & copying not only to businesses and consumers in Honolulu, but also to the entire island of Oahu. Whether you are looking for a simple business card, a coil bound color presentation or a complex scanning project, you can count on Professional Image to get the job done right, on time and with a smile. All of our employees are highly trained; in fact, over 75% of our employees have 10+ years experience in the industry.
With seven locations to serve you, you can feel comfortable working face to face with our staff. When time is short, use our file upload tool to transfer your large documents to us within minutes. Free pick up and delivery to almost every part of the island keep you focused on your business. Leave the details to us – we make you look good in print!
Metered stalls out front and paid lot next door or biki.