While attending the Rhode Island School of Design she discovered she could combine art of all forms into animation to create fantastical worlds through drawing, painting, sculpture, textile, lighting and sound.

Her work uses traditional animation techniques such as stop-motion and hand-drawn to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand crafted details, and experimentation.
Hayley’s work has been featured in films festivals around the world. Her short film “Undone” won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated short at Slamdance in 2009. Hayley has also been included in SHOOT MAGAZINE’S “New Directors Showcase” and BOARDS MAGAZINE’S “Directors to Watch” Issue. Her work has also been featured on Motionographer, IFC,1.4, Cartoon Brew, Directors Notes, Visual News, Short of the Week, Dragonframe and booooooom.  Hayley is represented for commercial work in the U.S and U.K by Film Club, sister company to Th1ng.