About Us

Our Mission

Creating fun and engaging, educational resources for Hawaiʻi's families, educators, and communities through collaboration.

In the Hawaiian language, “hikina” is directionally east – where the sun meets the horizon at the start of each day. Hikina Designs represents the start of a new era as we create new products through collaboration with families, educators, and our community. Similar to the way nature collaborates on a beautiful sunrise with the earth, sun and sky.

Meet the Hikina Designs ʻohana

Aloha, I'm Lori...

Founder of Hikina Designs, I am also an engineer, designer, author and mama of two kids who love to read.

I was born and raised in Hawaiʻi, with a love for nature, education, art and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). I enjoy playing in the ocean whether it’s surfing, paddling, or splashing with my kiddos.

Aloha, I'm Lena...

I was born and raised in Hawaiʻi and have been creating art since childhood. I draw inspiration from the vibrant colors of nature, classical music and day dreams. I also enjoy collaborating with my sister, Lori!

I am most at peace when on outdoor adventures, exploring the world, traveling with my adventure buddies, creating art and spending time with family & friends.