Jay Simeon is a Haida artist born in 1976 in Fort Mcleod Alberta into the Kaawaas branch of the Sdast’a.aas Eagle clan. His mother is of blackfoot ancestry. He has been practicing Haida art since the age of 14, apprenticing under his aunt, Haida artist Sharon Hitchcock.
Jay is well known for his attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. He was inspired to take up the medium of argillite after being introduced to argillite carver Andrew Williams. In addition to argillite he creates works in precious metals and acrylics.