Celeste Hansen was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, to American parents circumnavigating the globe on their J-36. They finished their sailing adventure when she was five, settling down in Seattle, where Celeste grew up and went to school. Using the running start program, she went to Shoreline Community College two years early and obtained her Associates of Fine Arts (AFA) at the same time she graduated high school. Taking two years off, she did more sailing, delivering a yacht from Portland, Maine to Seattle, Washington. After that adventure she returned to school and matriculated at the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. Once again she set sailing, this time from August 2013 through June 2015, working heavily on her art while sailing the Pacific.
Today she works and lives in Seattle, Washington as a Freelance Illustrator.