Meet The Face Behind

BEST DAY EVER BANNERS

A BRIKA maker story

Zahra Sakkejha

"I believe pop culture bonds us as a society."
“Making handmade goods is the entire reason I started Best Day Ever. It’s important because it keeps me sane!”

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Spice Girl. Judging by the amount of glitter I’m surrounded by daily, I’d say I’ve come pretty close.”


“What DOESN’T inspire me? I think inspiration comes from everyone and everything around you. Especially in the age of Pinterest and Instagram, inspiration is almost overwhelming. The challenge is making something original.”


“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Spice Girl. Judging by the amount of glitter I’m surrounded by daily, I’d say I’ve come pretty close.”


A scientist by day but glitter enthusiast by night, Zahra Sekkejha started making sparkly banners as odes to inside jokes with her friends that she would bring to girls’ nights out. After discovering laser cutting and becoming “obsessed,” Best Day Ever was born. “As a trained scientist, my education was very technical,” Zahra said. “I always had an eye for design that I kept alive through hobbies.” To that end, she is completely self-taught, learning the ins and outs of graphic design.


After selecting and designing a font, which can include handwritten calligraphy converted into a digital file, the letters are printed, laser cut, and strung together by hand along a silk ribbon. “The inspiration behind Best Day Ever is to be the voice for those of us that want to say something more than the stale ‘Happy Birthday,’” said Zahra. With her line of shimmery nods to celebrating life’s big moments and tongue-in-cheek pop culture references, she certainly succeeds.

I love it when…

I find forgotten chocolate in the pantry. I call it surprise chocolate.

Words I live by are…

TREAT. YO. SELF. 

What three things make you happiest in the world?

Cats. Glitter. Beyoncé.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

I’d say the Kardashians, but I don’t think that’s something to be guilty about. Let’s say… chocolate. Oh wait, same deal. Pleasure should be guilt-free!


“I’m excited and honoured to be featured on BRIKA because I love supporting women who have become successful entrepreneurs, and Jen and Kena, BRIKA’s co-founders, are the perfect example of that. ”
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