Surf Meets City

East Meets West

Clint and Jenny Bova, a husband and wife team, are the co-founders of Bova Creative.

Clint was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and surfed from an early age which encouraged his explorative nature in the creative arts. He earned his BFA at Gonzaga Universty in Washington State and a BA in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena Los Angeles. During this time he surfed and explored most of the West Coast from Washington State down to the Baja Peninsula. Upon graduating from Art Center, Clint was recruited to a top design firm in Ohio. He shelved his surf board for a fly fishing rod and gravitated to his now favorite respite, The Mad River. His outdoor adventures still feed his creative spirit.

Jenny grew up in Ohio. She spent every summer and most school vacations on Cape Cod to be closer to extended family in the Boston area. She was inspired by the East Coast and it's charm. There was no question about where she wanted to pursue her creative dreams. Jenny earned a BA in Art from Bates College in Maine and then headed directly to New York City where she earned a MID in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. Jenny spent 10 years in New York stoking the creative fires working with design firms and even launched her own line of handbags. She still loves the energy and inspiration found on the shorelines and in the cities of the East Coast, only now it's a quick flight to get there.

The pair met in Ohio during Jenny’s stint with the design firm where Clint was employed. Love endured and Jenny packed up and moved back to Ohio after a decade in New York. Simultaneously Clint tore up that contract to move to Maine.

Since then our family and our business has been built in Ohio. We get to New York, Cape Cod, Boston, Maine, Hawaii every chance we get. Not only does it feed the soul, we want our children to grow up with the same culture and creativity that we have been so lucky to know.