Many people with autism have strengths and talents that are generally hidden and their potential remains dormant.
Zenaviv platform has been created for people with autism to showcase their talent to - earn an income, improve their self-esteem, and gain hope for a better future!
Our Socially Conscious customers decorate their offices to create a creative workplace, inspire their employees and customers, and improve their culture of inclusion and diversity.
In the process, we would like to change the way the world perceives people with autism - from “people with challenges” to “individuals with talents and strengths.”
“Enlightenment with colors"
The name Zenaviv is derived from the Japanese word "zen", meaning enlightenment, and the Latin word "viva" spelled in reverse, meaning spring, or colors of spring.
Our artists experience this "spring" or new season of growth and opportunity in their lives as they turn their talent and abilities into beautiful, colorful works of art that bring light and life to the clients we serve.
Our artists earn 66% of the profits from the sale of their art - improving their self-esteem, helping secure their financial future, and providing hope to their families.
Our socially conscious customers who support the artists experience improved engagement with their employees and a culture of inclusion and diversity.
MEET THE FOUNDER
I am Harish Bikmal. Our younger son Himal was diagnosed with severe, non-verbal autism at two. Despite significant challenges, he has learned to paint.
Himal, although 17 years now, his developmental age is six. He is usually not expressive, but when he sees his art hanging at a business, the smile on his face is priceless for us as parents! This is how the power of art has helped him. For our family, it was the spark of hope we desperately needed to forge ahead.
We started Zenaviv to give other people with autism and their families, a way to experience the kind of transformation Himal had.
Co-Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer
Harish has launched cutting-edge technology products that improve the lives of kids with autism and advised leadership at large global corporations. Harish holds an MBA from Duke University and an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Saket is a freshman in college and older brother of Himal Bikmal. Driven by a passion to help build a future for his brother, Saket played a critical role in the starting of Zenaviv. He enjoys presenting the stories of artists at events and competitions, designing and photographing products, and maintaining the website.
Shane Barker is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in influencer marketing, product launches, sales funnels, targeted traffic, and website conversions. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities.
Social Media and Marketing Consultant
Angie has a background in Digital Marketing, Communications, and Graphic Design. She has worked as a Personal Care Assistant for a little girl with Down Syndrome for 9 years and coaches Ice Hockey for individuals with disabilities. Her favorite things are her puppy, ice cream, crafting, and sports!