Native 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 (tribal affiliation, name, business, and website/social media). Native American, First Nations, American Indian, AmerIndian, Aboriginal, Metís, Native Alaskan, Indigenous, Indígina, Inuit peoples — essentially any Native person of the Americas — working in print, interactive, web, apparel, and more, are 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, there are also designers who primarily work on their own projects or artwork. List is organized alphabetically by last name.

Disclaimer: Those listed may include those enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe in the USA, 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.

Agency Mabu
Design firm. Native and non-Native staff.

Antone, Clifford (Oneida Nation of the Thames), Director/Lead Developer of eToolSmith Development
Development team based in Kettle and Stony Point First Nations in Lambton Shores, Ontario, specializing in White Label WordPress development and working with freelance designers and marketing agencies.

Alec, Pat
Web Design

Arcand, Jolene (Metís Nation region 3)
Web design, brand identity design, layout design. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Arihwaiens (Artie Martin) of Redwhip Designs (Mohawk)
Owner, Graphic Designer, Photographer

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

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

Atiigo Media (Inuit owned)
Full-service communications firm
Atiigo Media

Aubin, Sébastien (Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba/Metís)
Graphic Designer

Aurora Marketing

Azure, Torey

Baker, Todd Jason (Squamish Nation)

Barton, Randy L. (Diné)
Artist, Designer, and Musician

Benally, Klee of Burning Chair Studios (Diné)

Bloom + Brilliance, headed by Desrosiers, Janelle (Métis and Franco-Manitobaine)
Indigenous, queer + feminist women-led brand and web design agency based in Treaty 1 Territory (Manitoba, Canada).

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

Big Knife, Kaylene (Chippewa Cree)
Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Bird, Dwayne (Cree/Ojibway)
Partnered in Modern Clan Marketing Communications. Formerly operated Birdwire Media.

Blondeau, David of Four Feathers Media Inc. (Metis)

Boney, Roy (Cherokee Nation)
Filmmaker, artist, writer, graphic novelist, graphic designer, and Cherokee language preservationist.

Bowen, Vanessa (Diné) of Bowen Creative
Graphic Designer

BrandCraft Media
Owner Torey Azure

Buffalo Nickel Creative
Full Service Design Firm (co-founded by Osage designer Ryan Redcorn)

Buller, Josh
Bag and Luggage Designer

Cash, Philip of 90s Native
90s Native on Facebook
90s Native on Instagram
90zNative on Twitter

Charley, Adeline Haiwee (Mexican/Native American; Dunlap Band of Mono Indians)
Graphic Designer and Artist

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

Charley, Tiffany Bah (Diné)
Public Information Officer with the Navajo Nation.
Tiffany Bah Charley on Behance

Chischilly, Cindy of White Canyon Design (Diné)
Graphic, Packaging, Web & Environmental Design

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)
Clovis, CA

Coochwytewa, Kevin aka Lightning Kev (Isleta Pueblo/Hopi)
Graphic Designer and Art Director

Cook, Neeka (Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida; Chookaneidi Clan)
Graphic Designer, Painter and Wood Carver.
Artwork available at

CopperMoon Communications
Communications Firm. Mix of Native/Non-native staff

Cornelius, Chris (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)
(Primarily an Architect)
Behance Portfolio

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

Curley, Tracy (Navajo)

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

Deal, Gregg – Modern Bird Studios, gsonstudios (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe)
Gregg Deal on Facebook

Design de Plume
Aboriginally owned, Sudbury-based, independent graphic design firm

DGTL/NVJO, headed by Victor Pascual (Diné, Mayan)
Design firm
DGTLNVJO on Facebook

Diyet van Lieshout of Creative North (Kluane First Nation)

Doxtator, Eric E.
Oneida Nation Graphic/Media Designer
Eric Doxtator on LinkedIn

Easterling, Charlotte (Oglala Sioux)
Owner of Creative Vixen Design
Freelance graphic designer

Edzerza, Alano (Tahltan nation, Raven clan)
Apparel, Screenprinting, Art
Apparel on Facebook

Emerson, Denise (Skokomish/Diné)
@dineskok on Instagram

Lead Designer Danny Crumpton (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Services: Web Design, SEO Services, Graphic Design, Branding, Website Hosting, Website Management

Erb, Joseph (Cherokee)
Typographer of Cherokee fonts

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

Fairbanks, Ashley (Anishinaabe)
Ashley Fairbanks’ Behance portfolio

Fay, Kalyn (Cherokee Nation)
Graphic design, font design, and fine art

Fleming, Heather (Diné) of Change Labs
Executive Director of Change Labs, based on the Navajo Nation, which provides coworking, design services, and business incubation for Native small businesses.

Franklin, Robert (Diné)
Media and Communications Specialist

G+G Advertising

Galewood, Virgil (Diné)
Graphic designer

Garnenez, Sheairra
Chandler, AZ
AAS in Graphic Design from Mesa Community College

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

Giizhig Design Company (Lac Courte Oreilles Anishinaabe)
Graphic Design, Art, & Beadwork. Owned by Brittany Tainter.
Giizhig Design Co. on Facebook
Giizhig Design Co. on Instagram

Gilbert, Justin (Southern Ute) of Kuvua Design
Specializing in branding and design for Native American-owned businesses.
Kuvua Design on Facebook
Justin Gilbert on Behance

Gopher, Russell (Chippewa Cree)
Created a Cree syllabic font

Gong, Louie of Eight Generation (Nooksack)
Custom shoes, prints, skateboards, and posters
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

Grosbeck, Keith (Ojibwe)
Marketing Manager at Poeh Cultural Center
Creative Director for Oddest Age
Personal Facebook page

Harjo, Dr. Jessica Rosemary of We.Ome.Pe Designs (Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Pawnee, Sac & Fox)
We.Ome.Pe Designs on Facebook
Behance Portfolio
LinkedIn profile

Harvey, Derrick

Yonavea Hawkins (Caddo/Delaware)

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

Hope, Melanie Printup (Tuscarora and European descent)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University

Howes, Sarah Agaton (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa)
Owner of Ojibwe brand Heart Berry

Hunt, Joshua (Ojibway)
Designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Joshua Hunt on Twitter
@joshuahuntdesign on Instagram

Honhongva, Michael (Hopi)

Honyouti, Mavasta (Hopi)
Artist and Graphic Designer

“INDIG was created to bring the most talented Native creative professionals together to provide THE BEST Native creative agency source.”
INDIG on facebook
IDIG on Twitter

Indigenous Action Media

iRoots Media
Design & Marketing

Island, Brianne (Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation)
Creative Lead/Graphic Designer/Graphic Artist at Mixed Creatives

Island, Janine of Crowhop media
Janine Island on LinkedIn

Janvier, Ryan
webdesigner + graphic designer

Jenkins, Michael Dean (Hopi)

Jim, Damian (Diné) (Native art zine)

Jim, Karl of 21Native

Johnson, Brian (Monocan Nation)

Kauley, Jay (Kiowa)
Junior Graphic Designer at Buffalo Nickel Creative

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

Kerani, Terra of Terra Designs (Métis)
Graphic Designer & Communications Specialist
Terra Designs on Facebook

King, David (Muscogee Creek)
Formerly did magazine layout design, now works in IT for Creek Nation Housing

Kussman, Julian (Cherokee)
Linkedin profile

Largo, Ty James (Diné) of Awe Collective
Founder and Creative Director

Lee, Noah (Diné) of Starfeet Studio
Focused on branding, experimental typography and illustration
Communication/Graphic Design

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

Lopez, Dustin (Navajo Nation/Laguna Pueblo; clan is Tachii’nii, born for the Nakai dine)
Graphic designer, illustrator and photographer based in Phoenix, AZ.

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

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

McCray, Allistair of AMGRAFIX (Diné)
Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, High Def Video Production

Meawasige, Mariah (Anishinaabe)
Graphic Designer

Meredith, America (Swedish-Cherokee)
Editor/Publisher of First American Art Magazine and Artist
America on LinkedIn

Miner, Dylan (Métis)
Artist, Activist, and Scholar

Montejano, Ernesto Yerena (Chicano, Yaqui descent)
Artist, Activist Poster Designer

Miner, Dylan (Métis)
Artist, Activist, and Scholar

Myles, Marlena (Spirit Lake Dakota, Mohegan, Muscokee Creek)
Graphic Designer, Artist

Mvskoke Media Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Nadjiwon, Adrian of AlterNative Design (Chippewas of Nawash First Nation)
AlterNative Design on Facebook

Nahanee, Michelle Lorna (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh [Squamish Nation])
Creative Director/Strategic Communicator in Vancouver, Canada

Nahaan (Tlingit-Inupiaq-Paiute)
Carvings, Tattoos, Traditional Formline Design work

Nahi works to create designs that help people. Focusing on government, nonprofits, and small businesses, we look to bring good design wherever it is needed. We are a Native and woman owned business.

Narcia, Chandra (Akimel O’odham, Tohono O’odham, Hopi, Laguna)
Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Multimedia Artist in Phoenix, Arizona

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

Neal, Tim (Cree)
Creative Director focused on branding, advertising, and design, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Tim Neal on LinkedIn

Neel, Travis (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Web designer and graphic designer from Vancouver

Nelson, Jonathan of Badwinds Studios (Diné)

Nez, Cal (Diné, Tachiinii Clan)
One of the first Navajo graphic designers
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)
Behance portfolio
Waduta on twitter

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

Oldman, Eva (Little Traverse Bay Odawa/Northern Arapaho)
Owner of Creative Graphics by Eva

Ortiz, Virgil (Cochiti Pueblo)
Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Clay, Art
Virgil Ortiz on Facebook

Ortman, Monique (Cherokee Nation)
MFA candidate in the Vermont College of Fine Art’s Graphic Design Program and teacher of Graphic Design at the University of Central Oklahoma

Patton, Mike of Lakota Art Studio (Lakota)
Screen Printing and Design
Lakota Art Studio on Facebook

Peña, Zeke (Xicano)

Pete, Donovan (Diné)
Behance Portfolio

Peterson, Shaun aka Qwalsius (Payallup)
Artist and Designer

Pierre, Greg

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

Polson-Lahache, Justus (Anishinabe/Onkwehonwe)
Designed logo for Carleton’s Aboriginal student center
Communications Officer, Promotions at Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
Justus Polson-Lahache on LinkedIn

Pourier, Walt of Nakota Designs

Powless, Tieson of Un3ek Sy5stem
Apparel/T-shirt Design; screenprinting

Quannie, Shon (Hopi/Acoma) of 4X Studio
Logo/Brand, Identity Systems, Print Collateral

Rangel, John Paul of Asphalt Apache
Graphic design, web & print, creative direction

Redcorn, Ryan (Osage)

Red Wing, Sadie (Lakȟóta/Dakȟóta)

Revis, Sierra (Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma)
Graphic Designer

Rivera, Ray (Yaqui/Pima/Chumash)
Graphic Designer

Roanhorse, Addie (Osage)

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

Rossignol, Michael of Rezident Junction (Innu)

Rutledge, Mark H. [Anishinabek: Little Grand Rapids First Nation (maternal); Lac Seul First Nation (paternal)]
Certified Designer, Lead designer of Animikii, and The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) National President

Sayers, Tessa (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa/Metís/Cree) of Soul Curiosity
Beadwork Artist and Apparel/Blanket/Product Designer

Setford, Dawn (Mary Francis Whiteman) (Mohawk: St.Regis/Akwesasne)

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

Shilling, David A. of Maaingan Productions (Chippewas of Rama First Nation)
Indigenous Design Firm

Silent Thunder, Robert D. of Silent Thunder Design Concepts

Skillern, Chris (Cherokee Nation)
Type designer and graphic designer

Sleboda, Kathleen (Nlaka’pamux and Okanagan heritage; member of the Coldwater Indian Band of Merritt, BC)
Faculty at RISD; Art Director, Graphic Designer, and Illustrator; Co-founder and Design Director of Draw Down Books

Sloan, Sallie Wesaw (Eastern Shoshone)
Graphic Designer at the IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe NM., 87501

SOLO (Sovereign Original Land Owners)
T-shirt Design
Dustin Martin and Jonny, cofounders

Skjefte, Lucie of Lucie Skjefte Design

Spirit Creative Advertising and Promotion Inc (First Nations)
Advertising Agency

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

Spottedbear, Windspirit (Mandan-Hidatsa)
Graphic design, Paintings, Beadwork

Smith III, Bobby Joe (Lakota)
Artist and Designer

Swan, Shannon
Shannon Swan on LinkedIn

Tammaro, Catherine
Fine Art, Graphic Design and Digital Illustration

Tansi Clothing (Cree)

Tapahe, Eugene of Tapahe Inventive Design (Diné)
Design Firm
Tapahe Inventive Design on Facebook

Tapback, Jennifer (Shawanaga First Nation) of Design de Plume
Design de Plume is a collaborative graphic and web design studio in Sudbury, Ontario
@design_de_plume on Instagram

Taybridge Communications

Thred Design Co.
An Indigenous owned and operated design and clothing company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
@threddesignco on Instagram

Tenoso, Chanté (Lakota-Potawatomi)
Graphic designer in NYC

Toehe, Victor of Tower House Design (Diné)

Trujillo, Marcus (Hààtzee) of Haatzee Designs (K’awaikameh [Laguna Pueblo])
Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Turner, Darienne (Yurok Tribe of California)
Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Turner, Eric (Chickasaw)
Graphic designer, copywriter, photographer and video production specialist based in Arlington, Texas.

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

Two Eagles Art & Design

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

Unek Francis (Tewa)
Graphic Designer, Photographer, & Illustrator

Vanhorn, Jacob of JVH Media Design (Saginaw Chippewa)
Graphic Design, Photography, IT

Vicenti, Leo (Jicarilla Apache Nation)
Assistant Professor of Communication Design, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

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

Walkingstick, Clint D. (Cherokee)
Contract Graphic Design for Small Business & Non Profit Organizations
Clint Walkingstick on Instagram

Walkup, Jason of BlackWing Design

Washburn, Duran (Diné)
Artist/Graphic Designer

Weisbeck, Andrew (Lakota-Sioux descent) of Tar Heel Dev Studio 
Website Development, Marketing Solutions and Content Design Services in Raleigh, NC.

Wilder, Eric (Kashia Pomo)
Graphic artist

Bahe Whitethrone Jr. of Blackstreak Studio (Diné)

Wright, Asa (Klamath/Modoc)

Veregge, Jeffrey (Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe)
Design, Illustration, Art

Vincent, Shaun (Métis) of Vincent Design Inc.
Marketing solutions firm located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Vincent Design on Twitter
Vincent Design on Instagram

Willard, Tania (Secwepemc Nation)
Artist, Designer, Curator

Wilhelm, Katie (Chippewas of Nawash First Nation)
Indigenous Designer and Marketing Consultant

Williams, Sara Mae (Tohono Oʼodham)
Graphic Designer

Yazzie, Mary
High school graphic design teacher

Yazzie, Jared of OxDx (Diné)
Graphic Designer/Illustrator and Owner of clothing company OxDx
OxDx on Facebook

Yazzie, Jolene Nenibah (Diné)