Hi everyone! My name is Hri Bernard and I’m a new contributor to Design*Sponge. I’m a high school senior who’s eager about discovering everything there is to know about the art and design world. I’m always hanging out in museums or bookstores, exploring my home of New York City with a camera in hand, or surfing the web for inspiration for my own projects. Everything I do is fueled by my love for creativity, and it’s very rewarding to be surrounded by so much of it.
I will be writing about DIY trends within the art and design world, as well as creative people to follow and learn from. I aim to inspire and keep you updated on the various projects that you can attempt to do, if you’re just as passionate about creativity as I am.
Something that I’ve realized over the past few years in experiencing the evolution of technology is that people are too creative to simply buy the items that they want to own. So many people have developed an interest in adding their own touch to their clothing, furniture, home decorations, etc. and social media (along with a new, modern movement of crafters) has resulted in a global sharing of ideas. Now, there are platforms like Pinterest and YouTube, which I’m so grateful for, where people can create a collection of DIY projects that they would like to tackle. Last spring, I created my own African printed bag as well as a geometric sculpture to hang up on my bedroom wall, and I can tell you that there’s definitely a sense of achievement and pride that comes with being able to say “I made this.”
With that said, I want to share with you the people on YouTube who have provided me with much DIY motivation. These are the people that do DIYing just right. If you’re a DIY enthusiast like me, constantly looking for a new project to start, I suggest you check these people out. –Hri Bernard