It Takes a Village to Make a T-Shirt

Festial T-shirts


This year’s festival T-Shirts were created through a joint effort by Graphic Designer Sharon Shough, who created this year’s logo, Paragon Salon Owner Carrie Gebb, who chose the colors and styles for the tees, and Zepher Loesch, President of All Island Print Works, who printed them up!  A special mahalo goes out to Zepher for an in-kind donation of our crew T-shirts!


We talked with Graphic Designer Sharon Shough about how she got started designing the logos for the festival in 2006.

First I got involved because my children are/were Haiku School students and helping Haiku School and the Haiku community by doing what I enjoy, has always been very fulfilling.   In the beginning my good friend, Megan Ramirez,  suggested I use some of my drawings in a set of cards to be donated for the silent auction, after that, Maggie Welker, festival chair at the time, asked if I was available to make a t-shirt design and together with Kelly Lau we created the first t-shirt design using the flower and leaves you see in the logo today.
Tell us about your graphic design work.
I have always enjoyed the creative and technical part of graphic design and I’m always experimenting with new ideas and techniques.  I work in graphic design building ads and doing the layout for a newspaper. My  training is geared to printed media. I feel blessed to be able to work in a field that I love.

Four Time Best of Maui Winner and 2012 Mayor Small Business Award nominee, Paragon Salon has been in business for over 16 years on Maui.  We chatted with Carrie Gebb about her business and why she got involved in the festival.

We are a stylish, highly trained and talented full service salon, located in a charming old plantation house on Makawao Avenue in the heart of Makawao Town.  And I love being an involved parent!  Volunteering in the classroom and helping to make our school events a success is very important to me.  Without parent volunteers none of these events that benefit our school and community could happen.




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