Hazel started life with a hunger to learn creative skills from school age she was winning art competitions. Despite a brief career move into travel and tourism, Hazel always knew she would return to artistic work. In 2002 she started her HND in Graphic Design at Hastings College of Art and Technology.
All it took was a six week placement for Hazel to get snapped up by professional photographic agency, Magnet Harlequin. So began an eight year career with three internal promotions constantly playing to her strengths. This experience allowed Hazel to hone her technical skills and develop a practical understanding of the entire workflow process from conception to competition.
The roster of high calibre clients include: John Lewis, Links of London, BHS, Fullers, Budweiser, Costa, Tesco, M&S and Streetfighter.
In 2013 Hazel took a leap and started Hazel Nelson Retouching, a specialist freelance service for the post production treatment of images.
Ten Years Experience