About Us

DIY is the best way for kids to get skills, meet others who share the same passions, and generally be awesome. Every member has their own portfolio where they share what they make and do, and earn embroidered skill patches for completing sets of challenges.

The big idea is that anyone can become anything just by trying. And it's free to join us. Hundreds of thousands of kids already have! Kids can join our website or download the DIY app to get started. If you're an adult, consider starting a DIY Club or DIY Classroom.


Meet Some Members


Press

  • Fast Company By Suzanne Labarre
    "Used to be, if your kid crayoned a portrait of the family dog, you slapped it on the refrigerator for all to see (“all” being, well, the rest of the household). Today, children live effortlessly on the world wide web. So too should their creative output."
  • Wired By Nathan Barry
    "She was so excited about the whole idea of DIY that she rushed around gathering all of the models she had made recently and taking photos of them to add to her portfolio. After that, she got out the paper and scissors and pencils and blu-tac and glue again (I'd only just tidied them up after the last time) and built a new model especially for DIY. She now wants to share her portfolio with the whole world..."
  • Etsy By Caleb Gardner
    "Encouraging kids to do more with their hands than play video games is important, and finding activities for them to do just got much easier. DIY takes the idea one step further by creating an online community for kids to share their own projects with other kids in a completely safe, anonymous setting that parents can monitor. There is even integration with a pretty impressive iPhone/iPod touch app."
  • The New York Times By Nick Bilton
    "Social networks today are about what you like, not what you do,” said Isaiah Saxon, a DIY founder and its Chief Creative Officer. “We want to create an experience for children that’s about what you make, and in turn makes these skills heroic."

Staff

Isaiah Saxon

Isaiah Saxon

Santa Cruz, CA

Daren Rabinovitch

Daren Rabinovitch

Santa Cruz, CA

Zach Klein

Zach Klein

Fort Wayne, IN

Andrew Sliwinski

Andrew Sliwinski

Detroit, MI

Diana Wattanapongsakorn

Diana Wattanapongsakorn

Santa Monica, CA

Paul Long

Paul Long

Louisville, KY

Zach Bruggeman

Zach Bruggeman

Edmonton, Alberta

Derek Reynolds

Derek Reynolds

Long Beach, CA

Ryan Brock

Ryan Brock

Ventura, CA

Patrick Piemonte

Patrick Piemonte

Chicago, IL

Jack Perkins

Jack Perkins

San Ramon, CA

Hartley Miller

Hartley Miller

Safety Harbor, FL

Mitchell

Mitchell

San Francisco, CA