“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

"Bahay Kubo" for Go Lokal
"Bahay Kubo" for Go Lokal

The Department of Trade and Industry tasked arts & crafts store Common Room to create bright and youthful Filipino souvenirs  for their souvenir store Go Lokal. The theme was “The Philippines through your eyes” and I was among the 16 artists tapped for the project. 

My design is an homage to a beloved Filipino folk song called “Bahay Kubo” (“Nipa Hut”) which refers to a rural house built of palm leaves & bamboo poles. The song is known for lyrics that playfully enumerate a variety of plants & produce surrounding a family’s tiny hut. I believe this to be reflective of how the Filipino, with what little resources we may have as a developing nation, can stay afloat while making the most of whatever is available to us.

Design-wise I thought it would be a visual treat to show a colorful, bountiful veggie feast surrounding the humble quarters that a typical rural Filipino family calls home. I also thought that application of the artwork on everyday stationery such as postcards and notebooks would allow the consumer to celebrate Filpino culture any and every time.

"Bahay Kubo" for Go Lokal

*Available at Go Lokal Stores at Kiss and Fly (NAIA3), DTI Buendia Showroom, and Glorietta 2.

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Pen Capsule for Filed!

Limited Edition Pen Capsule Embroidery Collection
Filed Garden Blooms PenCapsule
Filed Garden Bloom Pen Capsule

Filed! is a brand of modern school and office supplies and they commissioned me to design a pattern for their Limited Edition Pen Capsule Embroidery Collection. The theme was Philippine Flora and Fauna so I came up with a vector illustration featuring the native Philippine Trogon amongst locally common flowers such as kalachuchi, sampaguita, and a waxflower. The design was digitally embroidered on two backgrounds, pink and black.

Limited Edition Pen Capsule Embroidery Collection

*Available at the GetFiled! website and some branches of Fully Booked.

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe & Zebra T-shirts for Googoo&Gaga

googoo&gaga tshirts
googoo&gaga tshirts

*modeled by the Bautista children – David, Kaylee,and Annie

Googoo & Gaga shirts by Cynthia Arre

Local kids’ clothing brand Googoo&Gaga started an Artist Collaboration Series in December 2010. I was invited to collaborate in 2016 and the theme was “forest animals”. Keeping the brand’s offbeat image in mind, I thought of drawing zebras and giraffes because of their distinct patterns and decided to dress them up in colorful human clothing, posing against a background pattern of tropical foliage.

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines
Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines
Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines
Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

In 2014, Esquire Philippines’ founding Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo brought the band, The Eraserheads, back together in the
studio for the first time since disbanding in 2002. They produced two new tracks that were to be included in a special EP for release along with Esquire’s September issue. I was asked to do the cover and packaging and I came up with this minimalist design consisting of 4-colored blocks, an individual color to represent each band member, forming an inverted E, the iconic symbol that the band was known for in the ’90s.

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines
Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record Packaging

Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack
Ang Nawawala movie OST
Ang Nawawala movie OST

Director Marie Jamora commissioned me to design the vinyl sleeve for the soundtrack of her CineMalaya film “Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There).” The story is set against the backdrop of the local indie music scene so I wanted the design to have a rough, unprocessed look – kind of like a hand-drawn-on-the-spot gig poster. 

The cover illustration is my take on what I felt the most memorable scene in the film was, a sweet bedroom dance party for two. Since the film is about twins and the quest for their identities, “side A” and “side B” of the record were represented with images of the siblings.

The actual record is clear which is also a subtle nod to the title and the feeling of emptiness that comes before one ultimately finds him/her sense of self.

Ang Nawawala movie OST
Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Fruits” Set of 30 Postcards

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Philippine Forest Blooms” Planner & Native Trees Campaign

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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  • Print design
  • Packaging design
  • Surface pattern design
  • Watercolor illustration
  • Digital illustration
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