Ad Up Hawaii Workshop Provides Non-Profits with Marketing Strategy and Creative Campaigns

October 3, 2014


Bring together branding, advertising, tech and social media professionals, several worthy non-profit organizations in need of marketing strategy, a cool Kaka'ako co-working space, some food and drink, local business leaders as judges, along with a 9-hour time limit and you get one of the most unique workshop events built for a great cause.


Consistently, Hawaii non-profits rank Fundraising and Marketing as their top 2 needs. Ad Up Hawaii was created by to bring a friendly competition amongst the top local branding and advertising professionals to help the local community. The "mini agency teams" will compete startup-weekend style to develop strategic campaigns for several pre-selected non-profit organizations.


Wall-to-Wall Studios is among the many sponsors of Ad Up Hawaii and will be presenting a "Branding 101" workshop on Saturday October 4, 2014 for the non-profit attendees. Learn more about the event at


Friday, October 3, 2014 – Social Mixer at Honolulu Beer Works - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Ad Up Hawaii Event Day – 8:30am-6:00 pm

     • 10:15am  Branding 101 Workshop: Wall-to-Wall Studios

     •   1:00pm  Public Relations 101 Workshop: Becker Communications

     •   2:30pm  Social Media 101 Workshop: UBER


See you there.

categories: People, Partnership, Event, Honolulu

Wall-to-Wall Studios Art Director, Doug Dean, Designs Nationally Awarded Posters for Pittsburgh Farmers' Markets

August 7, 2014


A poster series designed by Wall-to-Wall Studios Art Director, Doug Dean, was awarded by the The Farmers Market Coalition for the poster that best promotes a market’s EBT or incentive program. The accolades were announced at the FRESHFARM Markets event in Washington, D.C.


The posters were created for Just Harvest, a Pittsburgh-based food and hunger advocacy organization, promoting the "Fresh Access" program, which enables the use of food stamp/electronic benefits transfer (EBT), credit, and debit cards with participating vendors at Pittsburgh Farmers' Markets.


The poster series competed against farmers market posters from across the country, each highlighting the unique flavors, farms and events of their regions.


For more information, please read the Just Harvest press release.

categories: Launches, People

Wall-to-Wall Studios is Looking For You: We're Hiring a Back End Web Developer for our Honolulu office.

June 13, 2014


Wall-to-Wall Studios is looking to hire Back End Web Developer for our Honolulu office.


The right person will:

• Be well-versed in object-oriented programming

• Have intermediate to expert-level skills in a language like PHP, Ruby, or Javascript

• Not be afraid to write SQL queries

• Care about building well-designed, user-centric software

• Be an advocate of user experience, interface design, and web standards

• Excel in an open, fast-paced studio environment working alongside our creative team

• Collaborate on a diverse range of client and project types

• Have experience creating websites, applications, plus possess an insatiable desire to learn more


We're always interested in meeting creative, smart, talented, dedicated team players with a sense of humor. (Hey... maybe that's you.) Show us what you're made of and apply online. Good luck.


Link to our Resumator Job Board with all open positions in Honolulu and Pittsburgh.

Wall-to-Wall Studios, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer

categories: People, Honolulu

Wall-to-Wall Studios is Looking For You - We're Hiring a Senior Graphic Designer for the Pittsburgh Office

May 14, 2014

Wall-to-Wall Studios is looking to fill a Senior Graphic Designer position in our Pittsburgh office. For starters, this person should have:


- 7 years+ experience in Advertising Agency/Design Studio/Branding Firm
- Established portfolio that showcases integrated campaigns and your strategic creative thinking
- Strong conceptual, problem-solving and executional skills
- Ability to understand and identify key strategic issues, and develop creative solutions

- Proven track record of utilizing best design principles and typography, coupled with strong conceptual design skills
- Advanced knowledge of strategy and design development of printed and digital pieces

Learn more about the opportunity and apply.


We're always interested in meeting creative, smart, talented, dedicated team players with a sense of humor. (Hey... maybe that's you.) Show us what you're made of and apply online. Good luck.

Link to our Resumator Job Board with all open positions in Pittsburgh and Honolulu.
Wall-to-Wall Studios, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer

categories: Launches, People

Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins 10 Awards (and 3 Best In Show) at AIGA Honolulu's Hawaii 5-O Design Show

October 31, 2013


The Battleship Missouri is the site of the end of World War II. Today the Missouri is docked at Ford Island, Oahu, where it serves as a museum and an epic venue for military and civilian events. On October 26, 2013, the AIGA Honolulu Chapter hosted its bi-annual "Hawaii 5-O" Design Awards event at this historic site, honoring the best of the State's graphic design (including corporate identity, print, web, packaging and motion graphics).


Wall-to-Wall Studios was honored with ten of the fifty awards that night, including 3 of the top 5 "Best In Show" Awards chosen by the Design Judges (Joseph Duffy of Duffy & Partners, design writer Alissa Walker and Josh Kenyon of Jolby and Friends).


Best In Show:

Breadshop - Branding and Identity

Omidyar Fellows - Branding and Identity

Wall-to-Wall Studios' Occasional Cards & Holiday Greeting Generator - Print & Web Campaign


Awards of Excellence:

Ferguson's Irish Pub Logo and Sales Materials - Branding and Identity

Hawaiian Springs Water TV Commercial - Motion Graphics 

Hawaii Community Foundation "Pillars of Peace" - Print & Environmental Design

HPCA "What is a Community Health Center" - Motion Graphics

Queen Lili'uokalani Trust - Stationery System / Print Design

REHAB Hospital of the Pacific Foundation Annual Report - Print Design

'Ulu'ulu - The Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive - Identity Design 



Mahalo to all of our Clients, partners and vendors who allow us the opportunity to collaborate and create these very special projects on their behalf! - The W|W Team.


(W|W extended family pic photo by Aaron Yoshino / Honozooloo)

categories: Awards, People, Event, Honolulu

Open House Tonight at Wall-to-Wall Studios Honolulu for AIGA Design Week

October 22, 2013

As part of AIGA Honolulu's Design Week events, the Honolulu office of Wall-to-Wall Studios will be opening our doors to the public tonight from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Come by and get a peek behind the scenes. Check out this so-called "airplane" and the "bar." Light pupus and other mystery refreshments may or may not be available. Only one way to find out.


Best part? The event is FREE. For more details about this and the other studios and agencies on the tour route, check out the AIGA Honolulu website link:

categories: People, Event, Honolulu

Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins 3 National Silver ADDY Awards

June 12, 2013


The National ADDY Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Wall-to-Wall Studios was honored at this year's 2013 ADDY Awards Show during ADMERICA! in Phoenix, Arizona last week with three Silver ADDYs:


Category: Television (Local :30) 

Client: Hawaii Energy - "Lamp Bullies"


Category: Advertising Industry Self Promotion (Cards/Announcements)
Wall-to-Wall Studios - "Occasional Cards"

Category: Television (Local :30)
Client: Mobi PCS - "Good Thing"

And a big congratulations goes to the team representing Ad 2 Honolulu at the National Ad 2 Annual Competition. Members are 32 years and younger, either employed or interested in the world of advertising and its related fields. Their public service pro bono campaign for the Aloha Medical Mission's Dental Clinic and judged to be 1st place among all of the Ad 2 groups who presented this year. Cheers!


categories: Awards, People, Event, Honolulu

See You At The Pittsburgh Addy Awards Show Tonight.

March 1, 2013


Wall-to-Wall Studios will be represented at the Pittsburgh American Advertising Awards show tonight at the Carnegie Science Center, both in the audience and during the category announcements. The 2012-2013 Addys bring together the local marketing industry celebrating the best advertising, design and interactive work from the past year. A few years back, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation decided to offer its talented pool of members the opportunity to create introductory videos for categories in the contest. This year will see the debut of a rap video starring a W|W co-founder along with a W|W alum (see the video here):


"The stars of the video -- James Nesbitt of North Side-based Wall-to-Wall Studios and Matt Hildebrand of Mullen, in the Strip District -- recorded the audio ahead of time and then lip-synched. That was trickier than it sounds." 


Read more at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article. Or see you tonight on the big screen.


Related link: See W|W's James Nesbitt and Doug Dean in the 2011-2012 Addy video.

categories: Awards, People, Media, Event

The C-Suite: Marketing Trends 2013 Event featuring Wall-to-Wall Studios

January 8, 2013


Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - Hawaii Business Magazine presents another in the series of "C-Suite" sessions (Focus: CMO) featuring two dynamic panels, sharing their exclusive secrets & thoughts on "Top Items That Should Be On Your Marketing Agenda For 2013":

• Negotiation tips on to get the most out of your vendors and channels
• Secrets on how to maximize all mediums through a well-orchestrated plan.
• The winning "Marketing Mix."
• Upcoming trends that should be on your radar to help gain a competitive advantage.
• Utilizing the creative process for astute business decision-making.
...and more 


Panel #1
Bradley Fisher, Senior VP - Strategy & Marketing, Hawaiian Telcom

• Avi Mannis, VP of Marketing, Hawaiian Airlines

• Todd Apo, Director of Public Relations, Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa

Panel # 2

• Wanda Kakugawa, President & Owner, Market Trends Pacific

• Su Shin, Senior Vice President, Bennet Group Strategic Communications

• Bernard Uy, Co-Founder/Creative Director, Wall-to-Wall Studios (I think we know this guy.)


Registration/Check-In starts at 7:00am at The Plaza Club, Honolulu. Breakfast will be served. Main program to start promptly at 7:25am. There will be two panels to run chronologically, each followed by panel discussion ending with Q&A. David Tumilowicz, Hawaii Business Magazine publisher, will serve as moderator. If you have any questions, please call 808-534-7537.

(Update: This event is sold out. See you there.)

categories: People, Event, Honolulu

Design from Wall-to-Wall Studios Sr. Designer Doug Dean to Compete in the Healthy Artists Movie Poster Exhibition

January 3, 2013


A poster design by Doug Dean, senior designer at Wall-to-Wall Studios, is competing in the in Healthy Artists Exhibition @ Modern Formations. Doug was selected as one of top 20 Pittsburgh artists tasked to create a poster for Healthy Artists, a documentary about the state of U.S. healthcare and how it pertains to creative people. The winning poster will be used to officially represent the series and will be used in all promotional marketing communications. The exhibition opens January 4th at Modern Formations gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield (Pittsburgh, PA). 

categories: Launches, People, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Co-Founder Appointed to Bishop Museum's Board of Directors

December 17, 2012


HONOLULU - Bishop Museum announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of DirectorsThe new board members are:

Dee Jay Mailer, president and CEO, Kamehameha Schools
Randy P. Perreira, president, Hawaii Government Employees Association
James Polk, executive vice president corporate, Bank of Hawaii
Bernard Uy, co-founder and creative director, Wall to Wall Studios


"We are delighted to welcome our new board members. Their involvement and guidance will support the new direction Bishop Museum has taken to ensure our institution continues to be an invaluable community resource now and for generations to come,” said Blair Collis, president and CEO of Bishop Museum. “Each of them brings a unique perspective and experience to the table and we look forward to having them onboard to strengthen the Museum on all fronts of its operation." 


Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures.


Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum.


For a list of Bishop Museum’s Board of Directors visit

Pacific Business News link.

Bishop Museum Press Release link.

categories: People, Media, Honolulu

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs & Produces Motion Graphic Promo for The Resumator

December 2, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed and produced (script, storyboard, creative, animation) the motion graphic promotional video for The Resumator, a Pittsburgh-based software company that develops Web 2.0 recruiting software that helps employers extend the reach of their jobs and makes reviewing resumes very efficient. The Resumator was founded by Don Charlton, a Wall-to-Wall Studios alum, and has recently raised a $2.1 million Series B round led by Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners and

Watch the promotional video for The Resumator

categories: Launches, People

Wall-to-Wall Studios Teaches Class on the Power of Emotion in Branding at Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at RMU

December 2, 2012


Wall-to-Wall Studios' partners Larkin Werner and Pete Popivchak taught a class that focused on the power of emotion in branding at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management was founded in 1999 to provide the necessary tools for nonprofit organizations to effectively manage and compete in today's society.


All of us are subjected to advertising, branding and marketing messages on a daily basis, whether we want it or not. Most say this type of messaging is annoying noise that clutters our lives, and much of it ends up being forgettable. However, making an emotional connection can often have the opposite effect: A consumer may choose to remember the brand or messaging, because it perhaps was unexpected, made them laugh, or even made them cry. In addition to leading a discussion on the topic, "I Laughed, I Cried, I Remembered: How Humor, Emotion and Wit make for Memorable Branding", the W|W instructors also shared insights on branding for nonprofits & key tips on developing a successful relationship with a branding/design firm.

categories: People, Partnership, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios presents at AUBER Annual Conference on Website Design Best Practices

November 30, 2012


The Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) is internationally recognized by business, government, and education as the premiere professional organization dedicated to continually improving the quality, effectiveness, and application of research in business, economics, and public policy. The organization held its 2012 national conference last month in Honolulu, and invited Wall-to-Wall Studios' Mark Guillermo and Charles Ka'a Kihe to speak about Website design, development and best practices (planning, content strategy, responsive design for mobile devices, and the synergy between designers and developers).



One featured case study by Wall-to-Wall Studios was the University of Hawaii's Economic Research Organization (UHERO) website, which won the 2011 AUBER Website Design Award. An important feature of the website is the UHERO Data Portal, a free online resource that provides access to the most up-to-date information on a wide array of economic and social indicators for the Hawaii State and County economies. The AUBER Website Award honors the center whose website effectively and efficiently communicates with its constituents in terms of design, content, organization and more.



Mahalo to Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia, for moderating the discussion!

categories: Awards, People, Event, Honolulu

W|W Pittsburgh Office Seeking Several Ruby on Rails Software Engineers

November 11, 2012

Wall-to-Wall Studios (W|W) is looking for several Ruby on Rails software engineers / web developers to fill immediate positions in the Pittsburgh office. We are aggressively growing our alternative browser & device business (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and deploying Responsive Design solutions for virtually all projects. Our technology stack includes MySQL, Git, jQuery, OS X, Linux, Ruby, Rails, a mixture of RSpec and Test::Unit, and AWS / EC2 / Puppet. These are positions in which self-starters and people passionate about the Web will thrive.


Wall-to-Wall Studios is a multidisciplinary strategic creative and branding firm. Founded in 1992, we are a full-service agency headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a second office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our work spans many verticals, and we like it that way. We have experience representing the full emotional and aesthetic spectrum. Our clients are diverse - big, small and in between; local, regional and national.



-Develop high-quality Web applications while improving and maintaining an existing MVC code base in Ruby on Rails
-Develop high-quality Web software in a collaborative environment with a team of talented designers


The ideal candidate will:

-Be well-versed in object-oriented programming and have intermediate- to expert-level skills in Ruby
-Not be afraid to write SQL queries
-Care about building well-designed, user-centric software
-Excel in an open, fast-paced work environment

-Have experience creating applications in Ruby and want to learn
-Have a GitHub account for us to review (please put the link in your resume)

-Keep themselves up to date on the newest trends, tools, and languages
-Understands the value of open source software and not afraid to contribute


Experience in the following a plus:

-Ruby on Rails
-Sass and CoffeeScript
-Mastery of a Javascript framework (jQuery, Backbone, Ember, etc.)
-Apache, Nginx
-Git, Github
-Linux system administration
-Understand the necessity to write good tests with RSpec / Test::Unit
-Responsive design

Perks include:

-A top-of-the-line development setup
-Great learning and collaborative environment
-Diverse range of clients and assignments
-Benefits including medical, dental and vision
-Craft root beer on tap

We're always interested in meeting creative, smart, talented, dedicated team players with a sense of humor. (Hey... maybe that's you.)  Perhaps you and a colleague are both looking for a change of scenery... we'd appreciate your consideration.


These are full-time positions based in Pittsburgh, PA. Remote candidates are not being considered. Wall-to-Wall, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer


Apply via The Resumator here.

categories: People

Wall-to-Wall Studios to speak at RE:DESIGN Conference in Portland

October 21, 2012

ReDesign Conference, Portland


The landscape of design and advertising is evolving constantly and irrevocably. What’s new? What’s the same? What must we let go of? What do we need to (re)learn? We're honored that our pal Eric Heiman of Volume Inc. has asked us to be a part of the upcoming "RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors" conference, October 29-30 in Portland, OR. The focus is on small-scale peer-based conversations (digital technology, social networking, social change), and we're excited to participate (at the funky Kennedy School, no less). Co-founder Bernard Uy will be presenting our topic, "I Laughed, I Cried, I Remembered: How Humor, Emotion and Wit make for Memorable Branding.See you there.


P.S. Looking forward to (re)connecting with our 1st ever W|W employee, Mike Lemme, now a bigwig at the awesome Duncan Channon.

categories: People, Event
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