Designer List

If you know of a Native designer or Native-run firm that is not on this list, please contact me with any applicable information and websites. Native American/First Nations/American Indian/AmerIndian/Aboriginal/Metís/Native Alaskan/Indigenous/Indígina/Inuit peoples; print, interactive, web, apparel – all welcome.

Note: This list represents a variety of skill levels and skill sets. While most of those listed are in the business of providing creative services, occasionally a designer who primarily works on their own projects and artwork is present. List is organized alphabetically by last name.

Disclaimer: Those listed may include those enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe, as well as those who are not, but have Indigenous ancestry. Tribal affiliations are obtained through research and/or self-identification by the individuals and firms. Please contact the individuals/firms if you need to verify official enrollment or Indigenous ancestry.

4X Studio
Logo/Brand, Identity Systems, Print Collateral
Founded by Shon Quannie (Hopi/Acoma)
www.facebook.com/4xstudio
www.4x-media.com
www.twitter.com/@4xstudio

Agency Mabu
Design firm. Mix of Native and non-Native staff.
www.agencymabu.com

Assu, Sonny (Liǥwildaʼxw of the We Wai Kai First Nation [Cape Mudge])
Interdisciplinary Artist, uses graphic design methods

http://sonnyassu.com

sonnyassu.com
http://artthreat.net/2013/03/sonnyassu/

Atiigo Media (Inuit owned)
Full-service communications firm
Atiigo Media
Facebook
Twitter
www.katittut.ca (website division of Atiigo Media)

Alec, Pat
Web Design
www.patalec.com

Arviso, Jeremy of RVSO Design (Dine’,Hopi,Pima, T’ohono O’odam)
RVSO Design on Facebook
rvsodsgn.tumblr.com

Aurora Marketing
www.auroramarketing.com

Baker, Todd Jason (Squamish Nation)
www.nativeonline.com/toddgraphics.htm

Benally, Klee of Burning Chair Studios (Diné)
design.indigenousaction.org/

Blue Earth Marketing
Owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development company for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
www.blueearthmarketing.com

Bird, Dwayne (Cree & Ojibway)
Partnered in Modern Clan Marketing Communications. Formerly operated Birdwire Media.
www.modernclan.ca
www.birdwiremedia.com

Blondeau, David of Four Feathers Media Inc. (Metis)
ffmedia.wix.com/ffmi

BrandCraft Media
Owner Torey Azure
Brandcraftmedia.com
email: torey@brandcraftmedia.com

Buffalo Nickel Creative
Full Service Design Firm (co-founded by Osage designer Ryan Redcorn)
www.buffalonickelcreative.com
www.facebook.com/buffalonickelcreative

Charley, Lemuel
Primarily a photographer. IAIA graduate in new media
Lemuel Charley on Facebook

Chischilly, Cindy of White Canyon Design (Navajo/Diné)
Graphic, Packaging, Web & Environmental Design
www.WhiteCanyonDesign.com

Chrisjohn, Chancey Teholatanek of Teholatanek Graphics & Design Studios (Oneida, from Ontario, Canada.)
Part of On^yan Design Group
Teholatanek Graphics on Facebook

Colvard, Mike of Colvard Media Design (Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma)
www.cmdmedia.com
Clovis, CA

Cook, Neeka (Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida; Chookaneidi Clan)
graphic designer, painter and wood carver. Artist prints are made from vector files.
Artwork available at www.stoningtongallery.com
www.northerntribalart.com

CopperMoon Communications
Communications Firm. Mix of Native/Non-native staff
www.coppermoon.ca
CopperMoon on Facebook

Cornelius, Chris (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)
(Primarily an Architect)
Behance Portfolio
www.studioindigenous.com

Craig, Kolin (Yakima)
Screen printer/artist
Led the Wearable Art Workshop, put on by Native(x) + Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

Creative Images
Marketing and Advertising
A division of the Umpqua Indian Development Corporation
Creative Images

Curley, Tracy (Navajo)
www.tracycurley.com

Currie, Megan of X-ing Design (First Nations in Regina, Saskatchewan)
X-ing Design

Dawavendewa, Gerald of Fourth World Design (Hopi/Cherokee)
Design, and Art Prints and Cards
www.fourthworlddesign.com

Deal, Gregg – Modern Bird Studios, gsonstudios (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe)
Gregg Deal on Cargo
Gregg Deal on Facebook
Modern Bird Studios
gsonstudios.com
Dynamic Artist Gregg Deal Makes Whoopi Goldbergs List of Favorite Things
http://www.artomatic.org/user/1291

Design de Plume
Aboriginally owned, Sudbury-based, independent graphic design firm
www.deplume.ca

DGTL/NVJO, headed by Victor Pascual (Navajo, Mayan)
Design firm
www.digitalnavajo.com
DGTLNVJO on Facebook

http://thenaica.org/edition_ten/spotlight/vpascual/intro.htm

Diyet van Lieshout of Creative North (Kluane First Nation)
www.creativenorth.ca

Ebarb, Sebastian (Choctaw, Apache)
sebastianebarb.com
Design Reel on Vimeo
Facebook
Behance Profile

Edzerza, Alano (Tahltan nation, Raven clan)
Apparel, Screenprinting, Art
www.edzerzagallery.com
Apparel on Facebook
Twitter

Erb, Joseph (Cherokee)
Typographer of Cherokee fonts
speakcherokee2me.blogspot.com

Everson, Andy (Northwest Coast – K’omoks and Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations)
andyeverson.com
Andy Everson on Facebook
Andy Everson on Twitter
Idle No More Art: Posters Promote A Revolution

Fairbanks, Ashley (Anishinaabe)
www.ashleycfairbanks.com
Ashley Fairbanks’ Behance portfolio
LinkedIn Profile

Fleming, Heather of Catapult Design (Navajo)
Founder and CEO, Catapult Design
www.catapultdesign.org

G+G Advertising
www.gng.net

Gauti, Mark (T’Sou-ke Nation)
Coast Salish artist and graphic designer

Gong, Louie of Eight Generation (Nooksack)
Custom shoes, prints, skateboards, and posters
eighthgeneration.com
Eighth Generation on Facebook

Greenwood, Kennetha (Otoe-Missouria)
in-house graphic designer for the Otoe-Missouria Development
LinkedIn profile

GreyEyes, Tomahawk (Navajo Nation; Hashk’aan Hadzohi born for Todichiinii)
Graphic Design, Art, Sound, Video
www.tomahawkgreyeyes.com

Grosbeck, Keith
www.oddestage.com

Harjo, Jessica Rosemary of We.Ome.Pe Designs
We.Ome.Pe Designs on Facebook
Behance Portfolio
LinkedIn profile

Harvey, Derrick

Yonavea Hawkins (Caddo-Delaware)
http://www.yonavea.com/

Helms, Esther (presumably Saginaw Chippewa)
Cultural Arts Graphic Design Specialist
Cultural Resource Development – Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways

Honhongva, Michael (Hopi)
Designer
honhongva.tumblr.com

INDIG
“INDIG was created to bring the most talented Native creative professionals together to provide THE BEST Native creative agency source.”
goodbrandmedicine.com
INDIG on facebook
IDIG on Twitter
http://thebigplate.com/one-fast-buffalo/

Indigenous Action Media
www.indigenousaction.org

iRoots Media
Design & Marketing
Principle: Ben Calabaza; Senior Designer: Keith Grosbeck
www.irootsmedia.com

Island, Janine of Crowhop media
(no real information or portfolio on website)
www.idplus.ca
Janine Island on LinkedIn

Janvier, Ryan
webdesigner + graphic designer
liquidtrends.com
www.ryanjanvier.com

Jenkins, Michael Dean (Hopi)

Jim, Damian (Diné)
www.damianjim.com
www.ziindi.com (Native art zine)
navajotimes.com/opinions/2012/0312/031512notebook.php

Jim, Karl of 21Native
www.21native.com

Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute: Graphic Design Services
Graphic Design and Print Shop

Kussman, Julian (Cherokee)
Webdesign/Interactive
juliankussman.com
Twitter
Linkedin profile

Lee, Noah (Diné)
Communication/Graphic Design
instagram.com/leedonue

Link, Tima Lota’h (Chumash)
Designer for News from Native California

Lowe, Janelle of Jdesigns (Northern Tutchone from The Yukon Territory)
Janelle on Behance

Maaingan Productions
(Design Firm? No portfolio on website.)
www.maaiingan.com

MacPhail, Terra
www.terradesigns.ca
Terra MacPhail on LinkedIn
Terra Designs on Facebook

McLeod, Paul
Web Developer, Designer, Artist, Photographer
Web Portfolio on Facebook

McCray, Allistair of AMGRAFIX (Navajo)
Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, High Def Video Production
www.amgfxstudio.com/
www.facebook.com/AMGrafixStudio
www.youtube.com/user/AllistairMcCray
www.twitter.com/IamAllistair

Meawasige, Mariah (Anishinaabe)
Graphic Design Student at OCAD U
https://www.behance.net/MariahMeawasige
http://www.makoose.com/design

Meredith, America (Swedish-Cherokee)
Painter, Artist, Editor/Publisher of First American Art Magazine
www.firstamericanartmagazine.com
www.ahalenia.com
America on LinkedIn

Myles, Marlena (Spirit Lake Dakota, Mohegan, Muscokee Creek)
Graphic Designer, Artist
https://marlenamyl.es/

Mvskoke Media Muscogee (Creek) Nation
www.mvskokemedia.com
http://www.nativetimes.com/news/tribal/8301-muscogee-creek-nation-reinvents-communications-department
http://www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov/index.php/creek-history/200

Nadjiwon, Adrian of AlterNative Design (Chippewas of Nawash First Nation)
www.alternativedesign.ca
AlterNative Design on Facebook

Nahaan (Tlingit-Inupiaq-Paiute)
Carvings, Tattoos, Traditional Formline Design work
www.facebook.com/TlingitTattoo

Native Evolution Shirts by Steven Grounds
Native Evolution on Facebook

Native Graphix (located in San Francisco)
Silkscreening, etc
Native Graphix on Facebook

NaqCom Naqmayam Communications
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians
www.naqcom.com

Neel, Travis (Kwakwaka’wakw)
web designer and graphic designer from Vancouver
http://www.neel.org/

Nelson, Jonathan of Badwinds Studios (Navajo)
www.badwinds.com
Badwinds Studios on Facebook

Nez, Cal (Navajo, Tachiinii Clan)
One of the first Navajo graphic designers
www.calnezdesign.com
Slideshare portfolio
Design for the Dine’: An interview with Cal Nez (15 Bytes: Utah’s Art Magazine)
2005 article on Cal Nez

Samantha Odegard (Waduta) (Dakota)
wadutadesign.com
Behance portfolio
Waduta on twitter

O’Dell, Jenn (Cow Creek Umpqua)
Coroflot Portfolio
Jenn on Etsy

Ortiz, Virgil (Cochiti)
Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography
virgilortiz.com
Virgil Ortiz on Facebook

Patton, Mike of Lakota Art Studio (Lakota)
Screen Printing and Design
www.lakotaartstudio.com
Lakota Art Studio on Facebook

Penya, Zeque (Apache/Chicano)
www.zequepenya.com

Pete, Donovan (Diné)
www.donovanpete.com
Behance Portfolio
http://u.arizona.edu/~dpete

Peterson, Shaun aka Qwalsius (Payallup)
Artist and Designer
http://www.qwalsius.com/

Pierre, Greg
www.gregpierre.com

Pirnoma Technologies Inc (Inuit)
Graphic design, web design, computer support
pirnoma.com

Pourier, Walt of Nakota Designs
nakotadesigns.com

Powless, Tieson of Un3ek Sy5stem
Apparel/T-shirt Design; screenprinting
www.un3eksy5tem.com
UN3EK SY5TEM on Facebook

Print to Kill
www.printtokill.com
owner Torey Azure
email: info@printtokill.com

Rangel, John Paul of Asphalt Apache
Graphic design, web & print, creative direction
www.asphaltapache.com

Redcorn, Ryan (Osage)
1491s.com
www.demockratees.com
ww.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/rose/red_corn_r.html
www.redhandmedia.com
www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/mar/06/american_indian_artist_preserves_link_past

Red Wing, Sadie (Lakȟóta/Dakȟóta)
www.sadieredwing.com
https://twitter.com/sadieredwing

Rivera, Ray of Pahi3 (Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians)
www.pahi3.com
Ray Rivera on LinkedIn
Designed posters for the Save Wiyabi Project

Roanhorse, Addie (Osage)

https://www.addieroanhorse.com/

Rodriguez, Kimberly (Muscogee Creek-Lakota-Mexican)
Graphics Assistant, American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
LinkedIn profile

Rossignol, Michael of Rezident Junction (Innu)
http://www.myspace.com/rezidentjunction
https://twitter.com/Rezident_JCT_CO

Rutledge, Mark H. [Anishinabek - Little Grand Rapids First Nation (maternal) and from Lac Seul First Nation (paternal)]
Print, exhibit, wearables, interactive (online and television & film)
Designer at Outside the Cube
mhr-studios.com
[MHR] studios on Facebook

Sallie Weesaw Sloan (Eastern Shoshone) for IAIA Museum

Shapwaykeesic, Roxann (Eabametoong First Nation, Ontario) of Through the Sky Studio
Registered Graphic Designer of Ontario
Roxann Shapwaykeesic on LinkedIn

Shefchik, James (Sac and Fox tribe of the Mississippi)
Graphic Design student
James Shefchik on LinkedIn

Silent Thunder, Robert D. of Silent Thunder Design Concepts
www.silenthunder.com

SOLO (Sovereign Original Land Owners)
T-shirts
Dustin Martin and Jonny, cofounders
www.solo505.com
solo505.tumblr.com/
N(X) Native American Heritage Month Interview Series: Dustin Martin

Skjefte, Lucie of Lucie Skjefte Design
lucie-skjefte.prosite.com
Lucie Skjefte Design on Facebook

Spirit Creative Advertising and Promotion Inc (First Nations)
Advertising Agency
www.spiritcreative.ca
Spirit Creative Advertising and Promotion on Facebook

Spoonhunter, Topah of Two Dogs and a Bear (Paiute/Northern Arapaho)
T-shirt designs
http://twodogsandabear.bigcartel.com/
Designer Profile on Beyond Buckskin

Spottedbear, Windspirit
(Mandan-Hidatsa)
Graphic design, Paintings, Beadwork
www.facebook.com/WindSpiritDesigns

Swan, Shannon
www.shannonswan.com
Shannon Swan on LinkedIn

Tammaro, Catherine
Fine Art, Graphic Design and Digital Illustration
Catherine Tammaro Art/Design

Tansi Clothing (Cree)
www.tansiclothing.com
http://www.facebook.com/tansiclothing

Tapahe, Eugene of Tapahe Inventive Design (Diné)
Design Firm
www.tapahe.com
Tapahe Inventive Design on Facebook

Taybridge Communications
www.Taybridge.com

Toehe, Victor of Tower House Design (Diné)
www.towerhousedesign.com

Marty G. Two Bulls Sr. (Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation)
m2bulls.com

Two Eagles Art & Design
twoeaglesart.com

Upton Ethelbah III of Unity Design (Santa Clara Pueblo, White Mountain Apache, Spanish)
Unity Design

Vanhorn, Jacob of JVH Media Design (Saginaw Chippewa)
Graphic Design, Photography, IT
jvhmediadesign.com
http://www.facebook.com/jvhmediadesign
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jvhmedia

Vosq, Sean (Luiseño) of Vosq Clothing Co.
Apparel Design
www.vosqco.com

Walkingstick, Clint D. (Cherokee)
Contract Graphic Design for Small Business & Non Profit Organizations
www.walkingstickdesign.com
www.facebook.com/WalkingstickDesign
Clint Walkingstick on Instagram

Walkup, Jason of BlackWing Design
blackwingdesign.net
blackwingdesign.blogspot.com

Washburn, Duran (Diné)
Artist/Graphic Designer
www.dibe-nitsaa.com

Bahe Whitethrone Jr. of Blackstreak Studio (Diné)
www.bahewhitethornejr.com

Veregge, Jeffrey (Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe)
Design, Illustration, Art
www.jeffreyveregge.com

Willard, Tania (Secwepemc Nation)
Artist, Designer, Curator
www.redwillowdesigns.ca

Yazzie, Mary
High school graphic design teacher

Yazzie, Jared of OxDx (Diné)
Clothing/T-shirt company
OxDx online storefront
OxDx on Facebook

Yazzie, Jolene Nenibah (Diné)
Illustrator/Designer
asdzaan.com