Haida artist David Jones was born in Masset, Haida Gwaii in 1991 and grew up in Hydaburg, Alaska. His parents are Norman Edenshaw and Sophina Edenshaw (Jones). He comes from the Naikun Qegawai Clan. David first became interested in Haida art when was nine years old. He spent his time studying books about Haida art and through this, learned formline by mimicking the designs in these books. He later went on to develop his own style of artwork.
In 2013, David was the recipient of a Vancouver Airport Art Foundation Scholarship. This award recognizes British Columbia’s young First Nations artists as emerging talents in Northwest Coast Native Art. As part of this award, David used his scholarship to complete a Haida bentwood box project with mentor and Haida master carver, Reggie Davidson. In 2014, he started carving on precious metals such as gold, sterling silver, and copper with Haida master carver, Derek White.