About me

Originally from Northern California, for the last ten years I've been living and working overseas, first in Africa and then Eastern Europe. My husband and I are currently living and working in Oman, in the Middle East.

Before moving overseas, I worked as a graphic designer in the Design and Exhibits departments at two museums in San Francisco. I believe no problems exist that can't be solved by better design. My children think it's normal to have a mother who rearranges hotel rooms. 

I received an MFA in contemporary painting at the Fine Arts University of Bucharest where I was the oldest student, the only American and the only non-smoker.

Design and illustration clients: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The San Francisco Jewish Community Center, San Francisco Examiner Bay to Breakers, Portland Baroque Orchestra, U.S. Embassy Niamey, U.S. Embassy Moscow, U.S. Embassy Bucharest, U.S Embassy Kyiv, America House Kyiv and U.S. Embassy Muscat. 

Published Writing: Ongoing contributor of articles for U.S. Embassy Muscat publications, A Cup of Culture and a PInch of Crisis published by Tales from a Small Planet and artist profiles for 1st Art Gallery. 

Shows: Humboldt State University, California, U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Fine Arts University of Bucharest, The Hungarian Cultural Center in Bucharest, and America House, the flagship American Cultural Center in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Get in touch, let's work on a project together! dlbernardin@gmail.com