Hello! I am Tiara Kobayashi-Bautista and I was born and raised on Maui, Hawaiʻi. I graduated in 2022 from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.
Through design and illustration, I want to celebrate the Hawaiian culture, as well as the Japanese culture specific to Hawaiʻi. I am inspired by the mix of each of these cultures, as well as each culture individually.
Fun fact: the name "Koba" is a combination of the first syllable of my two last names, Kobayashi and Bautista.