Hi, I'm Bernadette

I’m an artist, author, and leadership coach. 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.

Photo by Stef Etow

Photo by Stef Etow

My story

After ten years of not making art, I started making art again while working full-time in Silicon Valley. 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 leadership coach. After Stanford, she launched products Google and Twitter. She recently completed her first solo exhibition 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, a finalist for Best Overall Design in Non-Fiction in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Bernadette lives in Brooklyn and online at bernadettecay.com.