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The Partners

Wayne Creekmore

Wayne is responsible for project management, website and application design and development, exhibit design, and copywriting.

Prior to forming Creekmore-Behasa, Wayne worked as a freelancer in San Francisco with Dean Smith on a variety of design and identity projects, Gene Tepper who is considered the father of industrial design in the Bay Area, and Onodera Associates on print and exhibit projects. Prior to that, he taught design, photography, and cinematography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he also freelanced with Bruce Hopper Design on identity and signage projects. Prior to teaching, Wayne worked in New York with Will Burtin on design and exhibit projects, Robert P. Gersin Associates on industrial design and signage projects, and C. Richard Hatch Associates on educational kits for schools.

Wayne received his MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University where he studied with Alvin Eisenman, Paul Rand, Buckminster Fuller, Herbert Matter, Bradbury Thompson, and Norman Ives. He received his BFA in Graphic Design at The Kansas City Art Institute where he studied with Rob Roy Kelly, Inge Druckery, Gordon Salchow, and others.

Wayne grew up on a farm in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is an avid woodworker and equally avid ukulele and bass player of Hawaiian music.

Stephanie Behasa

Stephanie is responsible for corporate and product identity development, illustrative work, website look-and-feel, color consultation, designing for print, and signage design.

Prior to forming Creekmore-Behasa, Stephanie did freelance work with Wayne Creekmore Design in San Francisco working on a variety of projects that included print, signage, and exhibit work. Prior to that, she was the head of Graphic Design for Media Five, an architectural firm located in Honolulu with clientele in the Pacific Basin, where she was responsible for architectural brochures, resort identity development, and signage projects.

Stephanie received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she also worked as a designer in the University Instructional Resources Center.

Stephanie is from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and has lived in Germany and several states on the Mainland. She is an accomplished hula dancer, Kahu to Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka La'akea, Chairman of the Board for HulaOn! Productions, a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center for nearly 30 years, and an accomplished artist with several awards to her credit. Her favorite mediums are drawing and painting.