ABOUT PUALENA

Hi, friend! I’m Pua! I’m an O’ahu-grown digital designer who loves working with bold, gritty, bad*ss entrepreneurs with epic products and services to share with the world!

When I was a kid, I thought I’d grow up to be an illustrator. Everyone and everything in my life became a cartoon. I’d draw on my textbooks, napkins, paper plates, tissue boxes, airplane barf bags…anything I could get my hands on became a canvas for my next comic strip.

I’ve since traded my colored pencils for a laptop, but my obsession with creating has never faded. As I learned to express my creativity across digital platforms, I fell even more in love with the limitless and ever-evolving graphic design tools at our fingertips. Like many of my creative friends, colleagues, and clients, I just can’t stop creating. (In fact, this website came from a spark of inspiration and some quarantine QT. #2020) Now, I get to funnel my creativity, love for digital design, and relentless perfectionism into projects to support fellow creative dreamers and doers.

ABOUT PUALENA

Hi, friend! I’m Pua! I’m an O’ahu-grown digital designer who loves working with bold, gritty, bad*ss entrepreneurs with epic products and services to share with the world!

When I was a kid, I thought I’d grow up to be an illustrator. Everyone and everything in my life became a cartoon. I’d draw on my textbooks, napkins, paper plates, tissue boxes, airplane barf bags…anything I could get my hands on became a canvas for my next comic strip.

I’ve since traded my colored pencils for a laptop, but my obsession with creating has never faded. As I learned to express my creativity across digital platforms, I fell even more in love with the limitless and ever-evolving graphic design tools at our fingertips. Like many of my creative friends, colleagues, and clients, I just can’t stop creating. (In fact, this website came from a spark of inspiration and some quarantine QT. #COVID-19) Now, I get to funnel my creativity, love for digital design, and relentless perfectionism into projects to support fellow creative dreamers and doers.

Although this venture is new, Iʻve been designing websites for online entrepreneurs since 2014 with Boss Up Media, a Digital Media agency that I co-founded with my biz partner BFF and phenomenal business coach, Kimi Morton. If you’re into podcasts, we also co-host the Boss Up Academy Podcast, a weekly series where we share biz tips for online entrepreneurs, our latest digital obsessions, and fits of uncontrollable laughter!

In addition to digital design, my passions are also deeply rooted in environmental sustainability and animal welfare. In 2017, I met the most insanely fun, kind, and brilliant group of people when I joined the Blue Planet Foundation‘s Young Professional Ambassador Board. Over the last 3 years, we’ve supported Blue Planet’s efforts to transition Hawai’i to 100% clean energy, and it’s been a blast! I have also been lucky to know amazing humans who love animals as fiercely as I do. A few of these rock stars agreed to start a nonprofit with me to support organizations that rescue, rehabilitate, and protect endangered animals. In the summer of 2018, we co-founded The Wild Aloha Foundation. #everydayisearthday

Living in Hawai’i, I’m intrinsically drawn to the ocean and spend as much time in the water as I can. I have an unquenchable thirst to travel the world. I can finally say I’ve been to every continent (including Antarctica as of March 2020!), but I don’t go a day without dreaming of my next adventure. I’m also an introverted homebody and I love a lazy day at home with the fam.

Our world gets smaller as our networks grow larger. I truly believe you were meant to find me here, and I’m so excited to collaborate with you!

XOXO,

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I can’t wait to meet you! I look forward to supporting you and your big, beautiful dreams.