Koba Arts Maui

Small Business Owner

Founded November 2020

Design| Illustration


In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, I started to practice my illustrators skills and applied them to some surface pattern designs that I then had printed on some pouches and tote bags to be sold on an online shop called Koba Arts Maui. I marketed these products through an instagram page.

Creating these surface patterns, I paid attention to variation in size as well as the use of negative space, how colors work together properly, but I also had to keep in mind what trends people were more drawn to in terms of the kinds of patterns and styles they would use for everyday items such as pouches and bags.

Koba Arts Maui is no longer in business, but I will never forget how welcoming and supportive the small business community is here in Hawai’i.