Mia Hebib is the creative force behind Oblik Atelier. Born in Bosnia and raised in Croatia, she studied at the School for Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb before moving to the United States after the Balkan War in 1996. In 2001, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals and Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Later she moved to New York City and began her professional career with corporate design roles at Liz Claiborne, Henrii Bendel and BCBGeneration. She also consulted with the legendary American jewelry artist Robert Lee Morris.
In 2007, Mia founded Oblik Atelier, a jewelry studio that takes her back to her roots in metalsmithing and the fine arts. Oblik Atelier allows Mia to work in a more intimate environment and to incorporate her experience from the corporate design world to create jewelry that forges an alliance between fashion and art. Her mission is to elevate jewelry from an accessory to wearable sculpture, an objet d'art. Bold, yet elegant, the designs are defined by sinuous lines, architectural forms and explorations in shapes, rhythm and the play of positive and negative space.
Mia straddles the fine art and fashion world by participating at SOFA Expo (Chicago), Art Hamptons, Art Palm Beach, and Sieraad Art Fair (Amsterdam). She also exhibits at Premiere Classe, a fashion-oriented trade show in Paris. Her work can be found in galleries and museums around the world and has been published in the New York Post, Elle, Vogue, InStyle UK, the New York Times Magazine, Lark Books and I-D Magazine, among others.
In 2010, Mia created one of the first pop-up jewelry installations in New York City, a temporary exhibit called “Salon - Inventive Art Jewelry Exhibit in an Inventible Space,” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her goal was to provide a glimpse into the prolific studio jewelry scene to a broader audience. In 2011, Mia was a resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and in 2018 she was a semi-finalist in the highly competitive DENYC program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Currently she is a graduate and senior student’s mentor at her alma mater, the Savannah College of Art and Design.