Author Archives: Bernadette

newsletter cover

ALT “Vistas” Has A New Look

Sometimes it’s good to freshen the look of something. Vistas had always printed with the same three colors from the logo and the green bars on the outside edge of each page and the same photo pasted into the text

newsletter cover

ALT “Vistas” Has A New Look

Sometimes it’s good to freshen the look of something. Vistas had always printed with the same three colors from the logo and the green bars on the outside edge of each page and the same photo pasted into the text

warhol-style logo with Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie Rocks, Yes, the Man Himself

What would Andrew Carnegie look like if he played for Yinz2? Not only did I get to meet the man last weekend, but I also got to re-imagine him for a logo design for a concert of local rock and

warhol-style logo with Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie Rocks, Yes, the Man Himself

What would Andrew Carnegie look like if he played for Yinz2? Not only did I get to meet the man last weekend, but I also got to re-imagine him for a logo design for a concert of local rock and

poster for illustration exhibit

ILLOS, Illustration Exhibit

I’m excited to be a part of “ILLOS” with fellow members of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, opening this weekend in Oil City, PA. Participating artists are me, Phil Wilson, Amanda Zimmerman, Vince Ornato, Licia Donze and John Manders, who

poster for illustration exhibit

ILLOS, Illustration Exhibit

I’m excited to be a part of “ILLOS” with fellow members of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, opening this weekend in Oil City, PA. Participating artists are me, Phil Wilson, Amanda Zimmerman, Vince Ornato, Licia Donze and John Manders, who

civil war re-enactors

Images of Living History

Each year Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall hosts a living history event in remembrance of the Civil War, guided by the Library & Music Hall’s own Civil War expert, Espy Post Curator Diane Klinefelter, and including the 9th

civil war re-enactors

Images of Living History

Each year Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall hosts a living history event in remembrance of the Civil War, guided by the Library & Music Hall’s own Civil War expert, Espy Post Curator Diane Klinefelter, and including the 9th

Galleria poster for exhibit.

Join Us at the Galleria 2014 Spring Art Show

Opening reception Saturday, March 15 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 23 The Galleria Of Mt. Lebanon 1500 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 I am showing with the South Hills Art League in this exhibit including

Galleria poster for exhibit.

Join Us at the Galleria 2014 Spring Art Show

Opening reception Saturday, March 15 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 23 The Galleria Of Mt. Lebanon 1500 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 I am showing with the South Hills Art League in this exhibit including

"Sleight of Paw" book cover design.

“Sleight of Paw” Book Cover

The final sketch with color, adding the drill on the left with the cord that winds around through everything.. Author Patricia Fry published her third novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Sleight of Paw. I’ve illustrated

"Sleight of Paw" book cover design.

“Sleight of Paw” Book Cover

The final sketch with color, adding the drill on the left with the cord that winds around through everything.. Author Patricia Fry published her third novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Sleight of Paw. I’ve illustrated

In This Valley Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit

In This Valley Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:00 PM Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Reception Hall, 2nd Floor As a part of the celebration of Carnegie’s 120th year, I will share poetry and

In This Valley Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit

In This Valley Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:00 PM Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Reception Hall, 2nd Floor As a part of the celebration of Carnegie’s 120th year, I will share poetry and

book cover design

Illustrated Book Cover: “Catnapped”

I had the opportunity to create a painted book cover illustration, with cats! Meet Rags and Layla, who figure prominently in Catnapped, by Patricia Fry. Her book has just been released as an e-book, and I have the final cover

book cover design

Illustrated Book Cover: “Catnapped”

I had the opportunity to create a painted book cover illustration, with cats! Meet Rags and Layla, who figure prominently in Catnapped, by Patricia Fry. Her book has just been released as an e-book, and I have the final cover

Featured in My Local Paper

Desk and journal calendars for 2013 on sale through February! The business writer in my local paper featured me and my calendars, art and work with cats in the business column in this week’s paper. I’m so honored to have

Featured in My Local Paper

Desk and journal calendars for 2013 on sale through February! The business writer in my local paper featured me and my calendars, art and work with cats in the business column in this week’s paper. I’m so honored to have

post card invitation

Invitation to Recall History, Envision Future

Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) is raising support and funds for the purchase of a piece of property for conservation, the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower (PCF) business property. Often the conservation areas they establish are already more or less greenspace and

post card invitation

Invitation to Recall History, Envision Future

Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) is raising support and funds for the purchase of a piece of property for conservation, the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower (PCF) business property. Often the conservation areas they establish are already more or less greenspace and

“Cranberry Goes to the Block Party”, Illustrations, Design and Printing

Cranberry Goes to the Block Party is finished, bound and delivered. I initially posted a sketch and outlined the idea back in May, and through the following months worked out the illustrations, designed the text and coordinated the printing and

“Cranberry Goes to the Block Party”, Illustrations, Design and Printing

Cranberry Goes to the Block Party is finished, bound and delivered. I initially posted a sketch and outlined the idea back in May, and through the following months worked out the illustrations, designed the text and coordinated the printing and

Front cover of ALT Vistas Newsletter Winter 2012

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas Newsletter Winter 2012

Who said winter was without color? We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust. For this newsletter I edit and proofread the copy provided by the staff, provide photos and illustrations where needed although most are provided by

Front cover of ALT Vistas Newsletter Winter 2012

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas Newsletter Winter 2012

Who said winter was without color? We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust. For this newsletter I edit and proofread the copy provided by the staff, provide photos and illustrations where needed although most are provided by

pet loss tribute scroll video movie slidesho

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation 2012 Tribute Scroll

Deb Chebatoris and I are pleased to bring the third annual Tribute Scroll to you. This year I was able to break free from the Flash slideshow and create a smoother and more comprehensive presentation. The Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation

pet loss tribute scroll video movie slidesho

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation 2012 Tribute Scroll

Deb Chebatoris and I are pleased to bring the third annual Tribute Scroll to you. This year I was able to break free from the Flash slideshow and create a smoother and more comprehensive presentation. The Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation

photos from Stage 62s the producers

Photo Assignment: “The Producers”

This past Sunday I photographed the Stage 62 production of The Producers in the Music Hall at Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie. I love to photograph performances in that hall, and love to photograph performers in general, so I

photos from Stage 62s the producers

Photo Assignment: “The Producers”

This past Sunday I photographed the Stage 62 production of The Producers in the Music Hall at Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie. I love to photograph performances in that hall, and love to photograph performers in general, so I

barack obama playing card

Yes, We Did!

Four years ago I collaborated with one of my commercial art customers and designed the art for a set of playing cards just in time for the 2008 election. The cards had a set background color, red, and were hot-stamped

barack obama playing card

Yes, We Did!

Four years ago I collaborated with one of my commercial art customers and designed the art for a set of playing cards just in time for the 2008 election. The cards had a set background color, red, and were hot-stamped

post card mailer

A Post Card Newsletter for ALT

Taking a summer break from the usual 8-page newsletter, the Allegheny Land Trust decided to still produce a mailer focused on summer conservation activities which volunteers could join in. Social networking, e-newsletters and other electronic communications do get the news

post card mailer

A Post Card Newsletter for ALT

Taking a summer break from the usual 8-page newsletter, the Allegheny Land Trust decided to still produce a mailer focused on summer conservation activities which volunteers could join in. Social networking, e-newsletters and other electronic communications do get the news

front cover of newsletter

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas Newsletter Autumn 2012

We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust. For this newsletter I edit and proofread the copy provided by the staff, provide photos and illustrations where needed, occasionally write an article, and design the content. It’s printed in

front cover of newsletter

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas Newsletter Autumn 2012

We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust. For this newsletter I edit and proofread the copy provided by the staff, provide photos and illustrations where needed, occasionally write an article, and design the content. It’s printed in

Cat Writers’ Association 2012 Communications Contest Awards

I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve won a number of awards for my stories and images published on and originating on The Creative Cat in the 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest. In fact, I’m a little shocked

Cat Writers’ Association 2012 Communications Contest Awards

I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve won a number of awards for my stories and images published on and originating on The Creative Cat in the 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest. In fact, I’m a little shocked

purrs of wisdom cover

E-book Cover and Bookmark Design

Most products I design today will have an electronic component or will be used both electronically and in print. In this case, the customer and I actually began with the cover for the electronic edition of the book. She then

purrs of wisdom cover

E-book Cover and Bookmark Design

Most products I design today will have an electronic component or will be used both electronically and in print. In this case, the customer and I actually began with the cover for the electronic edition of the book. She then

e-book cover

E-Book Design

I’ve been learning to design and format e-books for my own sake and professionally—I’m a designer, I had designed books for two publishers years ago, this is another exciting skill to learn and to offer to commercial customers as well

e-book cover

E-Book Design

I’ve been learning to design and format e-books for my own sake and professionally—I’m a designer, I had designed books for two publishers years ago, this is another exciting skill to learn and to offer to commercial customers as well