My name is Etsuko Ono. My last name means “delicious” in Hawaiian. I believe a good design should be “delicious."

A good graphic designer is like a good chef. Whether cooking a simple or complex dish, a good chef makes the most of the materials on hand to execute an ono creation. It is the same with graphic design. It is the mission and work of designers to make the most of whatever materials they are given by the client.

At Ono Design Studio, I can cook up something delicious for you, whatever the ingredients you bring me.

By coincidence my name suggests my obession with food. I would love to design your restaurant logo or menu some day. If you are looking for someone who understands food and has bilingual skills and a bicultural sense (Japanese/ English), then the Ono Design Studio is a one stop place for you.

Of course, any projects are welcome!

I am currently available for freelance work. Please send me an email and
I will get back to you as soon as possible. I'm looking forward to working
with you.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Graduated Winter 2008

AIGA student group member
2007 - present


Experienced in the creation, acquisition, editing and production of digital images

Computer literate in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Proficiency in Dreamweaver, Flash and web standards (HTML, CSS, WORDPRESS)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point)

Book binding

Printmaking, screen-printing



Experience working in several international working environments in Japan and Hawai'i

Strong writing skills (I have a B.A. in Japanese liguistics and literature)

Strong cultural sensitivity

Knowledgeable about intercultural communication

Organization skills (I posses a Librarian Certificate)

Ability to work effectively in an independent environment

Fluency in Japanese (Translation and interpretation of Japanese and English)