Bari SinghSenior Event Designer
Though she was raised in the Chicago suburbs, Bari has always considered herself a permanent resident within her own imagination. After getting her start at Botanicals while earning her culinary degree, (Editor’s Note: Botanicals was one of several companies acquired by HMR to form our current iteration) Bari gained experience at various event companies throughout Chicagoland and eventually made her way back home to HMR Designs. With over two decades of experience, Bari’s been an innovative force in our corporate and experiential events division, specializing in everything from intimate company dinners to brand activations.
- Where do you source decor inspiration from? Fashion, advertising, travel – even science. Being open minded to the elements around you allows you to view things differently and it can be very inspiring.
- What’s your favorite thing about HMR? There are so many different experts in different fields here, it’s incredible to be able to tap into that and collaborate. The resources for talent are truly endless at HMR, I couldn’t ask for a better team.
- How do you spend your free time? Gardening in the summer, doting on my dogs, and of course cooking – thanks, culinary school! I also love spending time with my nieces, they both have recently discovered vintage stores so we’ve been doing a lot of shopping lately. It’s been a ton of fun.
- What’s one thing people don’t know about you but wish they did? That I’m a math nerd. Remember how people would complain about math in school, “when am I ever going to use this?” Well it turns out that I use math all the time for events! I use the Pythagorean theorem and algebra nearly every day. When you’re trying to figure out how a polygon shaped backdrop will fit into a tiny room, math saves the day.