About ZHK

My name is Zoe Harveen Kaur, aka ZHK Designs! I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I grew up in a westernized Punjabi-Sikh family with both my parents and my older sister. My dad has an extremely large Punjabi family in Calgary and my mum also has a large family in England, so I grew up surrounded by my culture and a very strong Punjabi community. Growing up, I have always been fond of my culture; I watched Bollywood movies all the time with my grandparents, I went to Punjabi school every Friday night and I adore Punjabi music as well as Bollywood remixes!

Though I have explored other spheres of life, my culture is extremely important to me and I wanted to highlight that as much as I could. Through my adolescence, I realized that a lot of my peers didn’t know who Punjabis or Sikhs were and they could not differentiate between different South Asian cultures. This led me to create ZHK Designs. Once I finished my second year of my undergrad, I realized that I wasn’t completely educated on other cultures as well, so I began to do more research and I started illustrating key features of various South Asian cultures. Through this, I was able to understand my own identity, as well as learn about the rich cultures that make up the South Asian diaspora!

ZHK Designs was created to educate others and enhance various identities, cultures and backgrounds through art. I wanted to create a page that was not only directed at the South Asian community, but could be a safe space for all individuals. ZHK Designs focuses on taboo topics, while entertaining the community and representing the community through a variety of series, such as "Didi Next Door", "Desi Girl Horrors", and "Jaan of Your Dreams". 

ZHK Designs has been featured in Elle India, Buzzfeed, CNN, BBC, CBC News, CTV News, and Eastern Eye, just to name a few. ZHK Designs also hosts a weekly show every Monday at 8pm PST on Rukus Avenue Radio, called "Desi Girl Horrors"!