Hi, I'm Bernadette

I’m an artist, author, and product manager. My work is inspired by my adventures as a working professional seeking to express my creative and analytical sides, as well as my search for creativity, purpose, and peace.

Making art at my studio in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo by Noam Eshel.

Making art at my studio in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo by Noam Eshel.

My story

After ten years of not making art, I started making art again while working full-time. I created a drawing a day for over seventy days–on nights, weekends, and early mornings. I share my story and art from this project in my book, Something More: A Working Professional's Search for Creativity, Purpose, and Peace.

Something more

As I've moved through my education and career, I've always felt that there's "something more" to life. It's an ongoing challenge for me to balance the practical with the creative and the purposeful.

Here are the essays that have resonated the most with people who feel the same way:

Official bio

Bernadette Cay is an artist, author, and product manager. She has worked at Google, MoPub, and Twitter. Her art has been selected for group exhibitions at the Gray Area Foundation and the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. Bernadette is the author of Something More: A Working Professional’s Search for Creativity, Purpose, and Peace. She received a B.S. in management science & engineering from Stanford. Bernadette lives in San Francisco and online at bernadettecay.com.

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." –Viktor Frankl