Punky Aloha Studio is the illustration studio of Shar Tuiasoa, a freelance illustrator based in Kailua, Oahu. After studying Fine Art at her local community college for 6 years, Shar moved to California to earn her BFA in Illustration. She moved back to Hawaii shortly after and started Punky Aloha Studio in the summer of 2018.
Punky Aloha Studio houses various branches of illustration work, ranging from Murals, Freelance and Client work, Product Sales, Fine Art, and Licensing.
Shar has worked as a freelance illustrator with multiple editorial clients on Oahu including Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Magazine, and Hawaii Business Magazine. She has also created work for local organizations and businesses like Ho’ola Na Pua, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Foodland.
She has also worked as a freelance illustrator for Guess, Facebook, Sephora, Patagonia, AT&T, and The New York Times and is currently working on her first of two picture books as an author and illustrator for Harper Kids, an imprint of Harper Collins.
When she is not creating illustrations for books, magazines, and product packaging, Shar also sells a wide range of art prints and products in her online shop, in retailers throughout Hawai’i, Japan, and in the Mainland of the US.