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 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 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.

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

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.

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
Twitter (website division of Atiigo Media)

Alec, Pat
Web Design

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

Aurora Marketing

Baker, Todd Jason (Squamish Nation)

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

Benally, Klee of Burning Chair Studios (Diné)

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

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.

BrandCraft Media
Owner Torey Azure

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

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

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

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

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

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
Creative Images

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 Cargo
Gregg Deal on Facebook
Modern Bird Studios
Dynamic Artist Gregg Deal Makes Whoopi Goldbergs List of Favorite Things

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

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

Diyet van Lieshout of Creative North (Kluane First Nation)

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

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

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
LinkedIn Profile

Fay, Kalyn (Cherokee Nation) in Tulsa, Oklahoma
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.

G+G Advertising

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

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

Harjo, Jessica Rosemary of We.Ome.Pe Designs
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

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

Honhongva, Michael (Hopi)

“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
Principle: Ben Calabaza; Senior Designer: Keith Grosbeck

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

Janvier, Ryan
webdesigner + graphic designer

Jenkins, Michael Dean (Hopi)

Jim, Damian (Diné) (Native art zine)

Jim, Karl of 21Native

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

Kussman, Julian (Cherokee)
Linkedin profile

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

Lee, Noah (Diné)
Communication/Graphic Design
@leedonue on Instagram

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

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 (Navajo)
Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, High Def Video Production

Meawasige, Mariah (Anishinaabe)
Graphic Design Student at OCAD U

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

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 (Navajo)
Badwinds Studios on Facebook

Nez, Cal (Navajo, 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

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

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

Penya, Zeque (Apache/Chicano)

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
UN3EK SY5TEM on Facebook

Print to Kill
owner Torey Azure

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

Redcorn, Ryan (Osage)

Red Wing, Sadie (Lakȟóta/Dakȟóta)

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

Roanhorse, Addie (Osage)

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

Rossignol, Michael of Rezident Junction (Innu)

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 on Facebook

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 (Rama First Nation)
Indigenous Design Firm
Maaingan Productions on Facebook
Maaingan Productions on Instagram

Silent Thunder, Robert D. of Silent Thunder Design Concepts

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)
Dustin Martin and Jonny, cofounders
N(X) Native American Heritage Month Interview Series: Dustin Martin

Skjefte, Lucie of Lucie Skjefte Design
Lucie Skjefte Design on Facebook

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

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

Spottedbear, Windspirit
Graphic design, Paintings, Beadwork

Swan, Shannon
Shannon Swan on LinkedIn

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

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 Apparel Co.
An Indigenous owned and operated clothing and design company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
@thredapparelco on Instagram
Thred Apparel Co. on Twitter

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

Toehe, Victor of Tower House Design (Diné)

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

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

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

Bahe Whitethrone Jr. of Blackstreak Studio (Diné)

Wright, Asa (Klamath/Modoc)
Asa Wright on LinkedIn

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

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

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

Williams, Sara Mae (Tohono Oʼodham)
Graphic Designer

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)