Hello! I’m Hazel Milburn Ito (pronounced “ee-toe”!), a freelance illustrator from Australia, now living and working in Hawaii. My whimsical style is influenced by my childhood in Scotland, and I also take inspiration from growing up in the country, moving to the city, the landscape, animals, architecture, fashion, my children and all the people and amazing culture I see around me.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Media) from UNSW Art & Design (formerly COFA) in Sydney, Australia, I have been refining my style, mixing media in new and different ways, seeking inspiration from the world around me, and exploring my own dreams and imagination. In university I was fascinated with animation, and would like to do more in this area in the future.

 I am a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). I love anything and everything visual, and have a passion for great design, furniture, interiors and architecture too!

Please note: the copyright for all images on this site belongs to Hazel Milburn Ito. Please do not reproduce any design or part of any design, without the owner’s permission. Thank you!