If you aren’t familiar with Happy Garaje, they are a design/illustration studio comprised of husband and wife team, Mark Deutsch and Johanna Velasco. It was founded in 2009 and also includes associate artist Karina Cuizon who joined in 2015. They’ve received numerous awards and distinctions, notably the Gold Award from The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles, inclusion in the list of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 put together by the advertising index Luerzer’s Archive in Europe; and their work has been featured in notable publications such as Communication Arts, Semi-Permanent, Australia, BluPrint magazine, among others.
Conferences like the Spark Fest Cebu is an opportunity to spend time with people you can learn from. Not only will you be able to hear from the likes of Steve Benitez of Bo’s Coffee, but you can hang out and mingle with many likeminded people who attend the conference. People who are trying to learn as much as you are, people who are in the same place in their journey as you are.