Years Of Experience
GINA MAE SCHUBERT
Jaada-Sk’iila Yahgulanaas – Raven Clan – Haida Nation
“Healing humanity with space and form”
Skilled in different forms of expression, Gina Mae is a interior and industrial designer, she is a graduate of The New York School of Interior Design and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. With six years of academic design education and twenty years of design experience, as well as 30 years of retail merchandising; Ms. Schubert can transform your space, business or project into a functional monumental timeless environment that is unforgettable. She embellishes all levels of the design process, from hand drawings and digital plans to the tiniest finishing details. Through her unique ability to merge a sense of place with her client’s desires and passions, the spaces she creates uniquely for them – are extraordinary. Ms. Schubert is blessed with an indigenous perspective and her awareness merges this with a classical education and her vast experiences of living throughout the world. She has a deep commitment to the protection of the earth, humanity, and indigenous culture, and is an activist in that regard. Ms. Schubert’s intuitive flair for design and aesthetics, expands far beyond interiors to exteriors, architectural restoration, renovation, product development, furniture, fashion, jewelry, media and fine art. She works in the area of hospitality, commercial, institutional, luxury homes, and multi-unit dwelling developments. Her studio is proficient in AutoCAD, ethical research, project management, Photoshop, InDesign, and PowerPoint and collaborates in providing her clients with 3D visuals. Her interior design work has been featured in Nuvo Magazine, The Australian, Travel Life, Conde Nast Traveler, Espacios and Mundo Magazine, in Panama, and The Robb Report. Her clients include Fairmont Hotels, Museum of Anthropology, Langara Fishing Adventures, West Coast Fishing Adventures, New York Mortgage Co., Quest Oil Corporation, Solarice Wellness Spa, E.F.G. International Swiss Bank, Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative, Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society, Indigenous Legal Aid Canada, Haico (Haida Enterprise Corporation), Verdmont Capital Panama, and numerous clients with exquisite homes in Canada, New York, California, and Central America.
Gina Mae Schubert – AAS Bid
Jaada-Sk’iila Yahgulanaas – Raven Clan – Haida Nation
“Connecting our souls to the Earth and all of Humanity, though storytelling and design”
Gina Mae Schubert
Gina Mae Schubert is a proud Canadian indigenous mother. She is a contemporary Haida artist and designer born in the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest and raised between Prince Rupert, BC, and Haida Gwaii. She is a descendant of Haida Artist and shipbuilder Capitan Andrew Brown from Old Massett British Columbia and is also a descendant of Catherine Ohare Schubert of the Overlanders. Some of her artistic standings come from many interior design projects in Canada, New York, Central America, and California. She is also recognized for her paintings, sculpture, and jewelry which all are embodied by her passion for the earth, humanity, and her Haida Culture.
She believes in elevating the divine feminine in all that she creates and she is an activist for the protection children, Mother Earth, human, and First Nations rights.
“We cannot be separate energetically or biologically from the Earth, our fellow man, and all sentient beings.”
– Gina Mae Schubert
Design was always an integral passion of Gina Mae’s since she was a child. She got her first taste of design in Toronto in 1999, where she enrolled at the International Academy of Design in Interior Design. There she found her unique perspective of design was honored and this inspired her to carry on her studies in New York in 2000, where she became the first foreigner to be awarded an American scholarship at the New York School of Interior Design since its inception in 1918. She graduated with an Associate Degree in 2003.
Gina Mae’s first child arrived in 2003 as well, and she moved back to Whistler, B.C. where she continued to create visual art and worked in design for local developers building 5M dollar speculation homes.
She resided in Central America from 2011 to 2017 and when she returned, she achieved her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
As a single mom, Gina Mae continued to work in the First Nations design sector while attending university and raising her children. She designed the prestigious Ocean House for Haico (Haida Enterprise Corporation) in 2018 the Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative in 2019 and also the Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society in 2021.
Her interior design work has been featured in Espacios and Mundo Magazine in Panama, Nuvo Magazine, The Australian, Travel Life, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Robb Report.
Emily Carr has been instrumental to Gina Mae as they have assisted in honing her talents, refining and expanding her design, allowing her to develop many mediums of art including: monumental metal sculpture, original painting, digital illustration, poetry, wood sculpture, jewelry, fashion, and media. In media, her philanthropy as an advocate for the voices of First Nations women is created as a podcast with the title “Manifesto of Matriarchs” which is available at www.manifesto-of-matriarchs.com.
Her art and work breathes the esthetics of her Haida culture and she has immense gratitude for being gifted with this knowledge from her ancestors. She also feels very blessed for the six years of academic design education she has received and the countries she has lived in, which have given her the sense of place, aesthetics, and sophistication, to embody these perspectives into her art.
Preservation of the Haida Language and storytelling has become a big part of the artwork and design Gina Mae produces, she carries forth the tradition of the spoken word, mythologies, and passing down of ancestral knowledge.