Holly Mititquq Nordlum
is an Inupiaq artist, born in Kotzebue, Alaska. Throughout her childhood Holly developed an appreciation for her culture, arts, and life in the arctic. A couple of great art teachers through high school, Susan Mason in Kotzebue and Cindy Yarawamai at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, both encouraged and inspired Holly. Her mother, Lucy, is also an artist and led her by example. Holly attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design and Photography. While in school she also explored jewelry making, printmaking and sculpture.
Holly opened Naniq Design soon after graduation in 2004. She works full-time as a graphic and web designer and artist. She lives in Anchorage.