Meet the Team!


Jessica Boynton - Designer and CEO


Hi, I am Jessica Boynton. I am a surfer, a designer, and a PhD chemist.  Ever since I was little I have loved design, I designed and created every Halloween costume, my prom dress and in grad school I designed, tie-dyed and screen printed many dresses and outfits as an outlet for my creativity. When I started surfing 3 years ago and fell in love, ever since I have wanted to pursue designing my own swimwear and wetsuits to satisfy an inclusive need in the market to celebrate our diversity in the water. Hakuna Wear is a realization of that dream.


Alyssa Boynton - Photographer

I'm a San Diego based photographer with a passion for the happy, colorful, dreamy and beautiful moments in life. I want to make your photography experience the best you've ever had! I'm passionate, silly, excited and am in love with capturing love! When I can find the time I cook, practice yoga, watch Game of Thrones, teach my pup fun tricks and head to the beach. 

Contact me and let's put together a session/plan out your wedding day/get creative exactly the way you envision and have loads of fun! 


Ali Kurzeja - Textile Artist

Hello there! I'm an artist from the small beach town of Sarasota, Fl. I graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design in 2007 and have been working as an in-house illustrator and freelancer ever since. I love painting nature and utilizing color palettes that echo the feel of my coastal home. My memories of turquoise waters and vivid green surroundings serve as great inspiration in my art. After working as an illustrator for nearly a decade at American Greetings (in Cleveland, Ohio) I decided to pursue my dream of moving to San Diego, CA where I currently reside. I enjoy flower filled walks in my historic South Park neighborhood, cookie-sampling, surfing, and watching the hummingbirds from my porch.