Meet the Artist

profile pictureEkemini Nkanta

Hi! I'm a self-taught artist and front-end developer thriving in New York City :) I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil, but didn’t start taking it seriously until I launched my own business in January. Painting, writing and coding are all major parts of who I am, and I hope to make one of them my career. So far, I've been announced a 2018 National Gold Medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, won 3rd place in my HS talent show for performing slam poetry, and helped build the Best Hack for Food/Water/Shelter at ByteHacks 2018 — the largest all-women NYC hackathon for social impact.

The Meaning Of Meraki

"Meraki" is a Greek word that doesn't translate perfectly to any noun in English. The best way to describe it is when one does something with soul, creativity, or love; or embeds a part of themselves into their work.