Erica L. Bernhard is a bicoastal experiential architect and multimedia artist who connects people using space and technology. In 2015 she founded the experience lab Covalent as a response to her ongoing observation of her peers, who were interconnected online but lacked inspiring spaces for physical interaction. Constantly on the forefront of new trends, Bernhard cultivates a vision for the positive potential within emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. She advocates for the exploration of what we recognize as natural and physical space and pursues the notion that various dimensions must exist and exceed this current reality.
Bernhard’s work has been featured in the New York Times, artnet, VICE, Travel & Leisure, Billboard, Fast Company, and Rolling Stone, among other print and online publications. She has garnered awards from SXSW, Cannes Lions, Forbes, and the United Nations. Bernhard has also worked with a diverse range of artists, including Ariana Grande, Stan Lee, Edward Norton, Miguel, Ruby Rose, and Steven Tyler.
Experiential Design / Virtual Reality