February 6, 2012

Designer Profile | Yvonne Jobin

Yvonne Jobin is a Cree First Nations artist and designer based out of Calgary, Alberta, where she operates her business Moonstone Creation.

Jobin's knowledge of traditional Cree culture and art is reflected in the clothing and accessories that she makes for her business. Using traditional materials and techniques (such as for her jackets that are made of smoked tanned hide), Jobin continues the practices of the Cree people before her. She says she is dedicated to preserving and teaching her culture through the arts and with the use of authentic materials of her ancestors.

Jobin is also a seminar leader and teacher, and her work is found in private and public collections in the US, Canada, and Europe. You can learn more about her work by checking out her website.