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Zakee Shariff is an artist, textile designer, creative director and facilitator. Her studio is based in London NW10

As a 1st generation born Londoner, raised by parents from India, Africa, Iran and America.  Zakee draws on her ancestry and weaves her spirituality, love of travel, adventure, music, street  and culture. and the power of healing through beauty, into all her work. Zakee’s work aims to empower and touch peoples hearts through connection. By doing so, she creates an emotional response, and a sense of healing.

She has worked for 25 years with a diversity of clients around the globe. Creating innovative pieces of art, textile prints, fashion collections. As a natural creative director.  Zakee mindfully chooses the clients she works with. By looking for shared values of, connection, a  heart centered approach, adventure, peace, joy, empowerment, and healing to/for the world.

Zakee is a ground based leader. She has a unique capacity to collaborate with kindness and empathy as well as finding it natural to direct and collaborate with a team of people,  to bring her creative vision alive. Using her many years of wisdom as an artist, designer, creative/art director, coach, mentor, and entrepreneur mindset.  Together with her diverse connections, of open, trustworthy, collaborators & freelancers to draw from depending on the commissioned brief.

Her studio contains a fully functioning silk-screen print-room. For both fabric and paper. Within it Zakee creates her artwork, limited edition garments and other products. Either for her collaborations and  her own artwork.  Zakee’s work is available, by commission and via her web-store. She also exhibits in gallery exhibitions in the UK and globally.

Since the unveiling of Zakee’s first public art piece “The Love Portal”. A billboard in London W10 in 2021. Zakee has developed a  passion for  Public Art.  Her desire is to bring her unique style, to more larger scaled projects , as of 2023 onwards. Through this work, Zakee hopes to encourage people to think about their lives in a more conscious way, and connect to something bigger.

Zakee’s  clothing brand  started when she creative directed her eponymous, designer/street wear womenswear brand “Zakee Shariff”. Consisting of hand printed/painted and embroidered  textiles for woven and  jersey clothing, shoes and accessories.  This ran from 1998 – 2005. From 2014-2022 Zakee created a smaller “Made To Order” collection.

Her collections sold worldwide. Zakee’s design style and clothing has acquired a loyal following here in the UK, Japan and other parts of the globe. Over the years Zakee has developed a unique signature design style. Her textiles are intuitively abstracted from her artwork. Zakee creates unique, strong, sensitive, timeless designs and garments that empower people.

Zakee Shariff  Studio is always open to new partnerships, if you have an idea for a project or collaboration, please do contact the studio.

Clients include : Atlantic Records, Brownswood Recordings, Bugaboo, Channel 4, Colette, Early Majority, Exposure, Frost Body by Sadie Frost, Laurence King, Levis, Liberty, Mattel,  Medicom Toy, Nike, Paul Smith, People Tree, Roxy Heart by Roxy, Saint Laurent, Savannah Miller, Selfridges, Victoria & Albert Museum, X-Girl

Zakee is also a trained life coach & mentor. She uses her grounded, unique style and capacity to move people to the highest version of themselves. She does this through  her coaching practice, Dream Forward which she founded in 2010. To work with Zakee please email. zakee@dreamforward.co.uk