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Meet Trailblazer Saima Meherali

Today we’d like to introduce you to Saima Meherali.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I graduated with a Fashion Design degree from Texas Woman’s University. After graduation, I pursue my career as a Credit Analyst at a Bank. For past seven to eight years, I have been trying to explore different ways to express my creativity through different projects. Nothing seemed to stick and keep me interested for too long until last year when I created my very first decal project for my son’s room. It was something very simple, a Wall of Alphabets with various colors and fonts. It was so much fun to be creative and design with so many different materials. From the first project of designing decals for a wall to creating iron-on designs for t-shirts has been a short but productive journey. This past year has allowed me to grow and keep on exploring. I have a lot more to learn and excel in different skills within custom designs market but that is what makes this business and projects so much more exciting.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In the beginning, the learning period and experimenting with different materials was a little challenging. Not knowing how much time different iron-on’s take or how to transfer decals on to glassware. At times, I would be wasting material or re-making projects.

My advice would be to not give up on your dreams or projects that make you happy. Even if it gets hard and frustrating at times, keep pushing for success.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about ZDesigns By Saima – what should we know?
I create a customized design for all needs. Some areas I specialize in are creating digital designs such as invitations or snapchat filters, vinyl designs for wall decals or custom glassware, fabric designs of t-shirts, sashes or even stuffed animals.

I am proud of the creativity that I bring through my products and designs.

Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
I definitely believe that my childhood experiences made me who I am today. As a child, I have seen my father work on screen printing t-shirts, creating fun fabric designs and tailoring. Growing up around projects as such has made me explore my own style and creativity.


  • Decal starting price $5
  • T-shirts and onesies starting at $10
  • Digital designs starting at $10
  • Caricatures starting at $25

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Nazia Morani

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