Bernadette Pascua

Bernadette Pascua | Multi-Disciplinary & Illustrator

Bernadette Pascua is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City. Living in the city for fifteen years has made her tough, but also romantic. The combination is evident in the unusual world her illustrations and paintings seem to occupy.

Growing up in the 90’s, Bernadette’s interest in design and fashion stemmed from xerox copied punk zines, album covers and reading her older sister’s copies of Sassy magazine. In the year 2000, at seventeen, she moved from upstate New York to the city to pursue art.

With a professional focus on illustration, Bernadette trained under a mentor to legendary Fashion Illustrator, Antonio Lopez, at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After a year in the Illustration program, she completed her AAS in Communication Design and a BFA in Textile Styling. During this time, she gained different perspectives in the Fashion Industry by working and interning for fashion designers, dabbling as a stylist assistant.

These experiences have given Bernadette a deep understanding and appreciation of Fashion on different levels, which underlies her designs. With an adaptable range of drawing abilities and credence in simplicity, her work blends easily into fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Bernadette’s artistic sensibilities have earned her several commissions and collaborations with commercial and luxury brands alike.