The Sea is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt

Illustration and lettering

I love drawing the ocean, so when this brief popped up I jumped at the chance! This YA debut revolves around three friends in a small coastal town who are dealing with both personal and environmental crises. To convey a sense of urgency and drama, I illustrated a turbulent, painterly seascape and completed the look with some angsty, scrawly handwriting.

Process & sketches →

Client: Macmillan
AD: Aurora Parlagreco

Front cover art for The Sea is Salt and So Am I
Full jacket art for The Sea is Salt and So Am I

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I am represented by Jacky Winter worldwide. If you have a brief for me, please contact them or email

All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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