Neebinnaukzhik Southall

Photo by Jonathan Loretto.

Aaniin! My name is Neebinnaukzhik Southall. Neebinnaukzhik means “Summer Evening” in the Ojibwe language. My preferred pronouns are they/them. I am a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Miami, Florida, and Corvallis, Oregon. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I run my small creative business Neebin Studios. I am a graphic designer, artist, photographer, and writer who specializes in working within Indigenous communities—I am fundamentally concerned with representing Native peoples in a positive and empowering way through my work.

I cover art and design with a focus on work by Native peoples. I believe that design work created by Native people is a vital part of tribal sovereignty. I am a regular contributor for First American Art Magazine, a periodical dedicated to Indigenous arts from the Americas from Indigenous perspectives, and have also written for Hyperallergic, Letterform Archive, the Santa Fean’s Native Arts magazine, the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Indian Market and Legacy magazines, the Peabody Essex’s Connections, and AIGA, among others.

I run the Native Graphic Design Project, which features a growing list of Indigenous designers.

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