Located on Bishop Street in the heart of downtown Honolulu, Upspring Media is one of the city’s fastest growing digital agencies, with a client list that spans businesses of all sizes and industries, including several of Hawai‘i’s largest and most recognized corporations and organizations.

Since our 2008 launch, our team has rapidly expanded to include seasoned web developers, designers, digital marketing strategists and social media specialists to better meet the evolving digital needs of our clients.

Our mission is to help clients grow their businesses and build effective brands by leveraging the latest technology and digital marketing tools. We customize strategies for each client, and strive to provide exceptional customer service from start to finish.

Our People

Here are the creative and technical minds behind Upspring Media.

We have more in common than just our digital chops.

Richard Darling
Director, Web/Mobile App Development
Kevin Goto
Art Director
Makamae Kahawai
Digital Marketing Strategist
Kozue Kawashiri
Creative Director
Morgan Kaya
Director, Marketing
Brandon Kurisu
President
Sarah Kurisu
Project Manager/Web Developer
Annie Kwok
Designer/Developer
Aaron Namba
Release Manager
Thomas Obungen
Digital/Social Media Strategist
Jaime Kinoshita Oliveira
EVP
Reina Robles
Web Designer/Developer
Diane Seo
VP, Strategy
Grant "Chuggy Bear" Shindo
Digital/Social Media Manager
Ross Tanouye
Senior Software/Web Developer
Bryson Watabu
Jr. Software/Web Developer

In 2014, Upspring Media ventured into the world of digital publishing and acquired Frolic Hawaii, a local entertainment and lifestyle website that covers dining, events, nightlife, style, films and other fun things happening in Hawaii.

The site is produced by the same team of bloggers and photographers who’ve been covering the local dining and entertainment scene for several years. They share their stories, photos, videos, blogs, event info and more, both on the site and via their extensive social media networks.

 

We are a proud member of the aio family of businesses — where Hawaii’s local values and the Spirit of Aloha are the pillars of our corporate culture. 

Our sister companies and brands include popular media entities, local eateries and niche service providers. Together, we can help you achieve your business and marketing goals.

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