Nina Raizel Hartman grew up in Seattle, WA and went to college at RISD. After graduating, she moved back home to pursue a career in jewelry. Currently, she mostly makes simple geometric designs and animals in sterling silver, but also does one-of-a-kind pieces, custom work, and repairs. Nina makes jewelry based on conscious design, craft, and sustainability. She wants her work to be beautiful, but more than that she wants her jewelry to be a symbol for her environmental and social ethics.