Hazel likes working as a freelance illustrator, since it makes her dress code as fancy as a dinner requires. She's always loved jeans, t-shirts and sneakers. In the interest of keeping that relaxed vibe forever, she decided when she was very young that she wanted to become an artist. She's been drawing since she was a little girl- her mom's perfectionism pushed her to draw more and better every day, till the day she had to decide what to do. With a head in the clouds and one good hand, she decided to pursue a career in graphic design; however, her real passion has always been illustration, so right after she graduated she earned a Major Degree in illustration. That led her to a way more fulfilling career path. Animals and wildlife have always been her number one inspiration. She's had the privilege to illustrate lots of children's books, magazines and games, allowing her to grow as an artist and discover new styles and challenges. She's currently proudly represented by Astound and she is more than happy and honored to be part of their talented team of illustrators.