An underlying commitment to her passions keeps Bea De Jesus busy
Aside from her current day job as art director for a popular bookstore chain, Bea De Jesus keeps herself occupied with her clothing brand Sune, her stationary brand Snail Mail, and soon, another project that focuses on indigenous materials called Abaca. But the 28-year-old isn’t simply jumping in and out of her different interests. De Jesus keeps a firm grasp on whatever she’s working on, eyes wide open—a quality she picked up from her marketing and sales background. After her stint in sales, De Jesus earned enough to send herself to a graphic design course abroad, and eventually became a freelance graphic designer. According to her mother, her propensity for being fearless was obvious from her childhood. Now, her knack to push boundaries manifests in whatever work she takes on, whether in design or business.
What’s your aesthetic?
It’s minimal. It’s clean. [But] I like mixing styles. I like adding rough elements.
What’s on your reading list?
Right now, I’m reading Just Kids by Patti Smith, and Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. I tend to read a lot of books at the same time, because sometimes, I leave one of the books I’m reading in the car or at home, and end up reading something else.
Who are your influences?
For style, it’s sisters Vanessa and Victoria Traina,