Monette T. Punzalan

Haven Murals

Murals for a new community space with eateries and gathering areas
My Role
Graphic Designer
Vivache Designs
Sep 2018


The client was repurposing a department store as a community gathering area with restaurant stations.

He wanted the murals to have references to the city of Rancho Cucamonga and its history. I illustrated peach fruit trees as a nod to that background. 

The interior designer asked for a combination of graphic abstraction, less tight composition, with a little bit of stylized realism. I went through several drafts to get the mix and colors right.

Haven City side entrance sketch
Side entrance mural sketch
Haven Mural placed
Side entrance mural draft - placed
Haven City Mural for side entry
Side entry mural

Hallway Mural

While smaller in size, the hallway presented a challenge because the mural had to stretch from one wall, over the ceiling, to the other wall.

The interior designer did not want a literal representation, but the design still evokes the feeling of walking through a grove of trees.

I continued the fruit tree theme for the hallway with lemon trees. I also used chevron stripes to echo the stripes from the main mural.

Haven City hallway mural sketch
Hallway mural sketch
Haven City hallway mural - entering
Hallway mural - entering
Haven City hallway mural - exiting
Hallway mural - exiting
Haven City hallway mural
Flattened view of hallway mural - covering side walls and ceiling