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Hello! I am Keiko Hayner.  I am a freelance illustrator, located in Austin, Texas.

I am originally from Osaka, Japan and came to the United States in 2004 as a student. My initial plan of staying in San Francisco, CA kept extending and having a family led to establish my new home here in Austin, TX. Colorful, whimsical and fun are the best words to describe my work. My art medium is primarily watercolor, but has recently expanded to digital art and block printing.


I have always loved to draw, paint and simply make something since I was a little girl. I graduated from Osaka University of Arts and obtained my BA in graphic design in Japan in 2004. 


After having a family I started questioning myself what I really wanted to do for my life. I knew in my heart that I always wanted to do something creative, but I didn't know where to start at that time. I restarted painting with watercolor in 2019 as a hobby and I realized how fascinating it was as I painted more and more. I started selling some prints to friends and family soon after and I decided to make this official as Keiko Hayner Illustrations in 2020. I usually make my illustrations with inspirations from listening to people's stories, seeing interesting events and objects in the world and simply sometimes my imaginations. This is my true dream that I use my creativity and skills for my job since I was a little girl!

Commissions & wholesales are always welcomed! Please send me an email at for any requests or questions.

Thank you for your visit and support and I hope you enjoy my work!  

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