Jessica Tata and William Knopp are a husband and wife team. The birth of their brand, Son of a Sailor Jewelry is inextricably tied to their own relationship - when they first met and began designing together, Son of a Sailor was the organic result. William is a graphic designer by trade, but has made stops along the way in the Navy, the oil fields of West Texas, and pilgrimages around the world. Jessica fancies herself a creative marketing professional with a background in art galleries and museums, photographing the world around her as she goes.
Based in Austin, Texas, both continue to explore space and form through jewelry as just one of their creative outlets. The inspiration for their handmade jewelry and accessories comes from the application of color, pattern, and geometry to materials with a rich history and story. “We like to think we embrace the convergence of innovation, functionality, storytelling, and bright, bold geometry in all of our designs,” says Jessica.