Hayley Sarno was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. She graduated from The University of Vermont with a degree in art history. Hayley has lived in New York for the past 10 years and worked as a jewelry designer for Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs among others. In 2010 Hayley started her own line of stationery as well as custom paper goods. Her line of stationery led to working as an illustrator and artist.