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.

 Painting in my studio in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo by  Stef Etow .

Painting in my studio in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo by Stef Etow.

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, previously at Google, MoPub, and Twitter. She recently completed her first solo exhibition #VenusOnMars at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. This body of work follows her 2017 book 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 Brooklyn and online at bernadettecay.com.