Jaskirat Gebi

Submission from New York City, Industrial Designer


Jaskirat Gebi is 23 years old and lives in New York. She works in industrial design and sees herself as an interdisciplinary creator. Jaskirat is currently working with words and film photography to capture the spiritual transcendence within our mundane life.





A city?



What are your plans for this weekend?

A friend of mine is a thrift shop addict so I am visiting her, as she finds me sweaters. Picking up a roll from the lab, which I though was colour but turned out to be B&W so I have no idea what will come of it. I am also going to the art gallery for an after hours gathering.


A song?

After Tonight by Justin Nozuka or Sawan Beeta Jaye by Lakshmi Shankar and Nirmala Devi. 


Right or left handed?



What is the best dish you can cook?

Caramelized pear salad with goat cheese and walnuts.


What is your middle name?



What do you do in your free time?

Read, write, paint, draw, practice Punjabi and French.


What inspire you?

Nature, music and travel.


What do you do for money?

I work at a furniture manufacturer in the design department as the assistant to the designer. 


What do you do for pleasure?

Walk in parks, read up on history of Middle East and India, write, watch movies and listen to music. 


Pants or skirt?



Where are you from? or living?

From Chandigarh, India. Living in Toronto, Canada since I was 12.


Your idea of happiness?

A summer day in Barcelona with a Pistachio Gelato Popsicle and a friend.


Your idea of misery?

Not being able to travel.


If not yourself, who would you be?

Anyone from the village of Leh in India.  


Your heroes?

My mother, Salvador Dali and my uncle, Mehar Singh. They have inspired me to explore myself through art and be a free human.  


What is your present state of mind?

Content. That is my biggest goal in life, to be content with present and to live in the present. 


Bedside table books?

Gitanjali and Sadhana by Rabindranath Tagore at the moment. I just finished The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky.  


What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?

I usually put on some Bosa Nova from Brazil or I will youtube some piano with a stream running in the background.


Do you collect?

I collect anything that has a story to it. I have a dreidel from a random stranger that sat beside me and my friends in a cafe with his friends. He gifted it because we talked about bird sounds. I also have a key I got from Barcelona flea market. I tried to bargain for the first time in my life and my friend ended up just paying for it and ruined my game. I have a coin I excavated from my home in India when I was about 5 or 6. There is a story behind everything I have.


Tea or coffee?

Both! I am a tea enthusiast and I love a cup of black coffee just as much. 


What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

I don't remember believing in anything strange, which is the strangest thing. I was a very realistic child. Never believed in fairies, Santa, ghosts, or even God. Everything had be proved and scientific for me to believe. I have changed.  


A color?