Bernardo is a graphic designer and creative director based in Philadelphia. He holds an MFA in Graphic and Interactive Design from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, a Certificate in Typeface Design from Cooper Union, and is an IBM-trained Design Thinking facilitator. His 12+ years work experience includes small and large studios, multinational entertainment groups, and clients ranging from non-profits, to universities, to medical groups, and many more, both in the USA and abroad. His work has been awarded and shown across the globe. He enjoys branding, typography, hand lettering, designing patterns, and color. During the day, Bernardo is the creative director for Drexel University, Institutional Advancement, and moonshines as vice president for AIGA Philadelphia. In addition to producing creative projects—personal or freelance—under This Makes Me Happy, Bernardo is an educator, crafter, knitter, polyglot, foreigner, and middle child.

Bernardo is...

Principal of This Makes Me Happy, a small design studio, This Makes Me Happy provides personalized attention and customized solutions with a focus on visual communication, concept, and problem solving.

Vice President of AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the AIGAm the professional organization for design. Presently the chapter is comprised of 800 members. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, and other activities.

Creative Director of Drexel University's Institutional advancement, where he oversees the visual direction of the Marketing and Communications team.

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