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Mark Enomoto

Mark Enomoto

Graphic designer | Honolulu, Hawaii | Class of 1985

Mark Enomoto can’t say for certain where he’d be had he not crossed paths with the late, great Professor A.D. Moore.

But let’s just say he’s sure glad he didn’t have to find out.

“His kindness, his mentorship, his personality sent me on my way for a career in design that I still practice today,” says the 1985 MFA graphic design grad, whose career path between C-U and starting a Honolulu-based small business included stops at Shedd Aquarium (exhibit designer), Microsoft (design manager) and Turi (designer).

“I was lucky enough to score an assistantship for two-and-a-half years of graduate school and then worked at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for another four-and-a-half years as their resident designer. I am still surprised to see that the logo I designed for the 20th anniversary of the center is still in use today.

“To move from Hawaii to the Midwest was a life-changing event, to say the least, but I cannot imagine what I would be today had I not met Professor Moore. He is one of those people you meet that changes your life.

“There are many other people that I have fond memories of and eternal gratitude toward. One of them is Professor Moore’s dear friend and colleague, Professor Shozo Sato, who I just saw on a visit to Hawaii.”