Son of a Sailor was born out of Billy and Jessica’s shared love of thoughtful design and the ways it can spark joy in the lives of others. Their relationship began in San Francisco, where Billy met Jessica after returning from a year-long trip around the world. Before settling down in Texas, the two fostered a long-distance relationship by sending handmade gifts to one another. A graphic designer and screen printer by trade, Billy’s work takes on organic forms while Jessica’s background in fine art photography gives her a strong eye for framing, precision and composition.
At Son of a Sailor, they hand-make and curate gifts that add a little color to life. Much of the inspiration behind their products come from the application of color, pattern and geometry to materials with a rich history and story.
All Son of a Sailor products are designed by Billy and Jessica and produced by their talented production team in San Marcos, TX. Each and every Son of a Sailor product feels a human touch before it hits the shelves. Their production team hammers, cuts, paints, bends, and sews each element together until it has just the right amount of spirit.