Zayana Ahmed

Zayana Ahmed, better known in the art world as Zaya (@zayadraws), built her brand as an illustrator with designs that initially began as "art therapy". Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the soulful island, aiming to capture Nova's vibrant community, Zaya created beautiful designs that encapsulate the soul and vibe of Nova Maldives.

With her passion for illustration and experience, her works show a glimpse into the soulful life on our small bright island – from swimming with majestic manta rays and graceful whale sharks, to dancing against the backdrop of pastel pink sunsets or the starry night sky.

Digital illustration of a man carrying a woman in the water, under the moonlight
An illustration of two girls on surfboards with a whale shark and manta rays near them in the water