Biidaaban Reinhardt (Sault Tribe)
Biidaaban is an Anishinaabe Ojibwe woman from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. At Williamson Creative Agency she designs brands and event materials with personality. Above all else, she’s a digital organizer who indigenizes graphic designs for BIPOC organizations. She loves playing with textures, manipulating images and using design to tell the stories that really matter.
While never planning to work for a design agency, Biidaaban couldn’t resist the drive, mission and heart behind WCA. She has served as a freelance graphic designer for over 10 years and currently serves as a Michigan State University Extension Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) Educator.
Biidaaban completed her bachelor’s degree in physics and Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Sustainable Construction at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Biidaaban’s thesis research focused on traditional ecological knowledge and experimental design in contemporary building materials in the Great Lakes Region.
Outside of WCA, Biidaaban is an activist and extrovert. When you hear her laugh from across the Zoom Room you won’t be able to resist laughing too, her energy is contagious. She loves photography, hiking and beadwork.