Ahoy! My name is Jeana. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator based in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. All my life I’ve felt drawn to water, especially the ocean. From the first time I crossed the Atlantic while relocating to Europe as a child, to the present day where I’ve returned to California to make my home by the sea, water has always served as a great source of inspiration. There’s a certain melancholy attached to the sea and all things nautical, something nostalgic. Living in the Outer Sunset I am surrounded by things that amplify these feelings. The steady rhythm of the tides, the fog rolling in and out, the fog horns, the surfers bobbing in the water and the cargo ships on the horizon, the seagulls and the pelicans, the weathered paint... All these things fill me with a longing I need to express but can’t quite explain with words. So instead, I shape these sentiments into something palpable by weaving them into my illustrations.