Personal Profile


Bernadette IrizarryCEO / Velvet Hammer Design
Los Angeles (Brea), California, United States

A creative leader with roots in graphic design and sculpture, Bern delights in combining the aesthetic with the usable. She has developed award-winning experiences and holds two patents in color-selection methods. Whether launching a business-changing product, revamping a company division, or piloting an internal service to support operations, Bern relishes the juicy problems that can only be solved when designers and change agents collaborate.

 Dedicated to empowering women to design and code, she can be found on weekend mornings teaching UX and prototyping. She actively speaks on empathy, branding and how to inspire high-performance teams.