About Us 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

Our spirited team.

A select group of like minded talents.
Our common denominator is – do good and you will be rewarded.

Petra Weggel, Founder and Creative Director

Petra Weggel, Founder

Humble beginnings

Our doors first opened in 1998. What started with a home office and just one person is now a full-service agency. Graphic Design Studio has been providing professional, distinctive branding and marketing solutions ever since the day it opened. The owner, Petra Weggel, a native German, worked for many years as a Visual Designer in New York City before moving to the Hawaiian islands. Her 20+ years strategic planning and branding expertise includes work in corporate communications on Wall Street and several years as Freelance graphic artist in New York providing services for Sony, American Express, Merck, Pfizer, Scholastic and Movado. Her first assignment on Maui was Maui Ocean Center’s environmental design installation. The desire to create something different continually drives her to push creative boundaries. With the support of an expert team she is able to provide a variety of services to her clients efficiently and without a lot of red tape. She knows that your image is a vital part of your business and loves to help you make the best of it. Most of her clients come back as their business grows and expands forming ongoing relationships.

It is our mission to make your business look good and grow.

Web Development Team

Web Development & Online Marketing

We have partnered with independent US based expert programmers qualified to take on your project. We combine our cutting-edge technical expertise and proficiency in website development and online marketing with our creative perspective. Whether you need a custom-built website, eCommerce support, or digital marketing strategy—we can deliver the high-quality, timely product you are looking for. You can rest assured that your project is in the hands of experienced professionals right here in the US.

Jill Engeldow's Book Haleakala

Jill Engledow, Content Writer

When it comes to writing for Maui based businesses, sensitive to our culture and environment, there is no one better qualified than Jill. Not only has she successfully published her own books, her deft knowledge of Maui is exemplary. Whenever we are in need of expert writing skills we turn to Jill. Check out her latest book: Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain

The Island Decides (a novel, available in paper or as an ebook)
Island Life 101: A Newcomer’s Guide to Hawaii

Dave Parias, Photographer


Photographs of commercial and residential real estate projects need to WOW! Meet super cool professional photographer Steve Brinkman. He has an impressive portfolio in interior / exterior property photography, food, scenic and people. What we like most, is his utmost attention to detail–he’ll make your real estate project shine.

Capturing just the right moment requires talent. For artistic portrait photography we love working with David Parias. He is an amazingly talented photographer who has that special eye for unique composition. He simply knows how to capture the right moment. When we need E-commerce fashion/lifestyle photos–he’s our man.

And for those lower budget projects…we use stock photography.