Lena Panaita is a New Zealand based freelance illustrator, artist and graphic novelist. She graduated with honours from AUT University in Auckland receiving a Master of Philosophy in Art & Design. Before freelancing she worked for over 10 years as an illustrator and art director in the NZ advertising industry. She was fortunate to work with amazing creative people and high profile clients like Adidas Global, AIG Global, Tourism New Zealand, Nissan, ANZ bank, Facebook Australia.

Now Lena is splitting her time between assignments for the print and film industry, going to beautiful New Zealand beaches and creating a comic book.

In US she is represented by Peter POP Art Agency.