WavenDean Fernandes, Principal
WavenDean Fernandes has more than twenty years of experience in branding and marketing both on the mainland and internationally. WavenDean worked on the client side at Amdahl, Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer’s Creative Services and Marketing Communications Group before moving over to the agency side with Landor, the top national and international branding consultancy and design firm based in San Francisco. He brings this wealth of branding, marketing, advertising, interactive media design, and client relations experience to his Hawaii-based firm, Mana Brand Marketing.
WavenDean has worked on branding programs for a wide spectrum of clients including Hallmark, FedEx, Starbucks, Ocean Spray, Pottery Barn, Visa, Unilever, Schering-Plough, and GlaxoSmithKline, Mosaic/Netscape, Sun, Apple, Seagate, Plantronics, and Intel. WavenDean managed client services while leading innovative and integrated design teams for Landor, Fitch, Liquid Agency, Studio Archetype-Sapient, Nurun, and iXL-Waterstone, where he also served as vice president and director of business development.
WavenDean expertise is in guiding individuals and companies in the process of revealing and then expressing their brand in the marketplace in an authentic, holistic, and compelling way. An inspirational team leader as well as an insightful marketer, WavenDean now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mike Portillo, Creative Art Director
Mike Portillo developed a highly successful career as a professional designer in the competitive, fast-paced world of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike served as an art director and graphic designer for a variety of real estate and tourism publications as well as resort companies. His clients included The Greens of Las Vegas, Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Guest Guide, Joey Bistro, Stardust Hotel and Casino, Hofbrauhaus LV and Harmon Homes.
Having moved to Hawaii in March 2005, Mike brings a wealth of strategic print and online graphic design experience to Mana, which he joined in early 2006. Adept at creating complete brand systems, Mike designs core brand identities from logos to business cards, business papers, ads, brochures, flyers, packaging and magazine covers. Portillo also creates collateral materials and websites and is proficient at magazine design and layout.
As a performance car aficionado, Mike enjoys conceiving core identity systems, logos, ads and graphics for a wide range of automotive enthusiast organizations.
Highly motivated, creatively gifted, insightful and ardent about his work, Mike lives near Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii.