clar·i·ty /ˈklerədē/ the quality of diamonds that relates to the existence and visual appearance of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions, and surface defects, called blemishes.

Hiyas De Guzman is an artist and designer based in Manila, Philippines. She is a graduate of Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. An experienced web designer since 2007, she is currently working as a freelance graphic designer and dabbles in drawing for her fandoms in her spare time. She has been previously published as cover artist for the books The Kite of Stars and Other Stories by Dean Francis Alfar and Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 2, and as a colorist for Siglo: Passion and Cast Issue No. 4.

She likes cats, dogs, stickers, musicals, and coffee. She is practically blind without her glasses. And, no, she will not wear contact lenses. She will always say yes to chocolate, food trips, and naps. And one day, she will figure out how to write a proper “About the Artist” page without feeling silly.

For a more formal look at Hiyas’ work experience, view her resume and her portfolio.