Birthday Girl

They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
    ~Oliver Goldsmith~

November 16, 1983.

Illumedia is a team headed by a woman.  A strong woman I might add.  She has been through life’s blows just like everyone else but has remained standing.  Yesterday, we celebrated her 28th year of existence.(I think she might not post my blog now that I mentioned that.  Anyway, I’m a risk taker, LOL.)

Our beautiful celebrant received from her friends from the office as well as outside an early morning serenade and her favorite birthday cake.  Then for lunch the team went out and enjoyed our favorite past time : eating and talking gibberish.  What can I say?  We know how to enjoy the simple things of life.

Why am I writing this blog?  Well the truth is this is not for you primarily.  First and foremost this is to express a heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Eliza Kirsten B. Magno.

“Thank you for all your hard work and thank you for sharing your life and dreams with us.  We pray for you love, joy, peace and your life’s purpose.”

This blog is for the birthday girl but of course you get to read it because you have been part of us, of Illumedia.

Proverbs 31:30
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

Happy birthday!  You are so precious in GOD’s sight.

We love you Eliza!

Illumedia Supports GraphiCon 2011

Mr. Wilson!

A frantic voice echoes amidst a strong weather.

Mr. Wilson!!!!

Sobs and loud cries—these are what the character of Tom Hanks in the movie Cast Away was left with after he lost his ball he conveniently named Mr. Wilson.  For those who haven’t watched the movie, no he wasn’t crazy.  The main character was washed up in an island all by himself after surviving a plane crash.  Tom Hanks kept himself sane by talking to a volleyball (I know that sounded weird).  Well the truth is men were not created to be solitary individuals.

Honestly, GOD did not create us to be left out on our own.  You can very much find in the movie that the character needed to communicate let alone express himself.  It is a NEED.

Illumedians who are comprised with a majority of artists can very well express themselves in their work but it is also pertinent that they also be given the chance to relate with the very people who share the same interests with them.  That is why the team is going to GraphiCon!

DUAAD or Davao United Association of Animators and Designers, Inc. will be holding an event on December 01, 2011 at the Abreeza Mall Activity Center called GraphiCon or Graphic Design Convention which is a grand convention for graphics and motion graphic enthusiasts in the Davao region.  At least 300 participants of graphic artists, graphic arts enthusiasts, marketing executives, technopreneurs, photographers and members of the academe will be uniting to promote the industry.

The team knows that it is not the only team who renders its services so we are for solidarity with people in this industry.  We view it as an opportunity to grow and learn from others and their craft.  We believe we can co-exist with others in a healthy and competitive way.  Eliza Magno and the team at Illumedia foster this kind of mentality from the very beginning which is why Davao Web Design (Online Community for Web/Graphic Designers) was founded in the first place.

As the cliché goes, “no man is an island” so we’re setting out to talk with our Mr. Wilsons and we greet them with a smile.  🙂

GraphiCon, here we come! 🙂

**UPDATE NOVEMBER 21, 2011** GraphiCon tickets now available at the Illumedia office. Call us at 082 271 8563 Email us at or Skype us at  You may also visit us at 2nd Floor La Core Bldg., Victoria Plaza Compound, Bajada, Davao City [Google Map]