Deanna Itano, Designer & Project Manager
Deanna was born on Oahu, and at a young age lived in American Samoa, and New Caledonia. A few years later her parents returned Hawaii to raise her. Proving she caught the travel bug early she left to live in California, Washington, and finally Paris where she was inspired to become an interior designer.
Deanna has the unique ability to be both creative and pragmatic. She has managed design and construction of luxury residences, as well as schedules and budgets for boutique hotels in Waikiki, and has experience designing restaurants on a shoestring budget.
Deanna graduated from Chaminade University in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Interior Design. She has worked closely with architects during her time at Quad Design Group Inc., in Hawaii, where she worked on large scale projects such as the Queen’s Medical Center and Ocean Pointe homes. She later went on to work with Fishcake and FishcakeWORKS wearing several different hats as both showroom manager and interior designer, working alongside store owner Maura Fujihira to complete a variety of projects ranging from restaurants to high-end residential.