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I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

My name is Hana Kinoshita Thomson or Hana Underthetree (Kinoshita 木下 means “under the tree” in Japanese).

I have a Bachelor of Design with Distinction and a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours from UNSW, taught English to the loveliest high school girls in Tokyo for three years, and am currently a Children's & YA Book Designer at Allen & Unwin in Naarm.
I always aim to create vibrant and engaging work
that communicates a joyful, relatable or informative message.

I'm particularly passionate about mental health awareness, sustainable design, the Japanese language and culture, picture books, and of course, rabbits. I adore colour and usually create my work using coloured pencils or digitally on my iPad, dabble with ink/gouache paints, as well as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. 

I hope my illustrations, designs and music make your eyes and ears happy, and thank you for stopping by.
If you’d like, follow me on Instagram,
connect with me on LinkedIn or
check out my music by subscribing to my YouTube channel.

To download my 2022 CV & portfolio, click here.
For enquiries please contact me at


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