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Bernardo is a Venezuelan-born-and-raised designer, creative director, and educator based in Philadelphia. By day, he is the creative director for Drexel University Institutional Advancement, by night he is president of AIGA Philadelphia, and produces creative projects—personal and freelance—under This Makes Me Happy. His international experience covers local nonprofits, small businesses, cultural institutions, national activist campaigns, and international entertainment groups, and his work has been recognized both in the USA and abroad.

For serious inquiries:
hello@thismakesmehappy.co

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Select Accolades

  • Philadelphia Design Awards 2011, 2013, and 2019 (Award / Group Exhibition)
  • Judge; Love & Lust Poster Gala
    Jefferson University; Philadelphia 2019
  • UX Nights: Typography
    PromptWorks 2019 (Speaker)
  • Design is Inclusive Center for Architecture and Design
    2018 (Group Exhibition)
  • Dscoop 2017 (Speaking Engagement)
  • We Inspire Me: Cultivate Your Creative Crew to Work, by Andrea Pippins (Essay contribution)
  • Hot For Teacher, AIGA Philadelphia 2015 (Group Exhibition)
  • Typism Pocket Book 2013 (Publication)
  • Premios a la Crítica, Categoría Edición de Libro o Catálogo de Arte, Mención Catálogo; AICA (International Association of Art Critics) 2012 (Award)
  • Typography 32 2012 (Publication)
  • Cut, Cut, Cut 2012 (Solo Exhibition)
  • TDC57, Certificate of Typographic Excellence 2011 (Award and Group Exhibition)

Who I've Worked With

160over90
Arcus Medica
Bond
DiD Agency
Karma Agency
Masters Group Design
Museo Sefardí de Caracas
The National Council for Behavioral Health
The Sleep Group of Pulmonology Associates
La Sifrina
Nickelodeon
Temple University Alumni Association
The University of the Arts
The University of the Arts
The University of the Arts