Bill Helin is a Tsimshian/Norweigan artist, master carver, jeweller, childrens book writer/illustrator and designer.
Bill has focused on the Traditional Tsimshian art of his Fathers ancestry since 1980 and has created thousands of Love Rings and Wearable Art since 1980.
Some of his accomplishments include designing the patch worn by astronauts on the U.S. space shuttle Columbia in 1996, Astronaut patch for Bob Thirsk his 2011 ISS 6 month mission and the carving of the “world’s largest” (192 foot tall) totem pole known as the Spirit of Lekwammen, carved for the Commonwealth Games in Victoria to symbolize unity amongst all Tribes and Nations of the world.
Since 2014 Bill has been working with Strong Nations Publishers in Nanaimo writing and illustrating children’s education books.
He still enjoys creating Love and Wedding Jewelry for people in Love and doing the odd wood carving project.
Mostly he loves spending quality time with his family and God