Selected Features & Clients include Wayfair.com, Love Wins Texas Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes,
Houstonia Magazine Online, and Catalyst Wedding Magazine.
Hello! I'm Bernadette.
When I was small my grandmother had a book on typography called Lettering and Alphabets: 85 Complete Alphabets by J. Albert Cavanagh. Sexy title, right? Well, to me that book was fascinating. I would take it down from the built in cabinet and flip through its pages studying lines and curves with an eagerness that might have been a little much for a pre-teen. But the heart wants what it wants, right? You will be happy to learn that today I have my own copy. A perfect love story.
I followed my passion for lettering two steps behind my whole life. I've had odd jobs, some fun and some completely awful (receptionist for a workman's comp firm was particularly painful and soul-sucking) but I've always been an artist and wanted to be an artist. I didn't go to college; I didn't have the confidence. But I have never had a non-fiction book on design, a web course on color, or an article on marketing far from my reach.
I am constantly refining my skills, and I am so joyful to have found calligraphy and brush lettering. I feel at home in the organic brush strokes, the soft curves, washes of color, and thin upstrokes. As a calligrapher and illustrator I have created custom pieces for hundreds of clients and my work has been featured in multiple magazines, including Love Wins Texas Weddings and Catalyst Wedding Magazine, along with web publications including Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled Blog and Houstonia Magazine Online.
But everybody knows what the About Page is really for - random, nonsensical facts! So how about this? I'm a big fan of British comedy, tall ships, and the absurd. I'm not really a music person but I do love to listen to classical music as I fall asleep. And I'm still waiting for that dream gig that takes me out of the country for (eek!) the first time.
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