awards + recognition


Graphis Design Annual 2018,
New Orleans Review 42 Shakespeare


2016 Print Regional Design Awards,
New Orleans Review  41 Science Fiction Issue
Judges:  Jennifer Morla, Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Marc English, Gail Anderson and Bill Grant

STA 100 | Society of Typographic Arts
New Orleans Review  41 Science Fiction Issue
Judges:  Neville Brody, Denise Gonzales-Crisp and Martin Venezky
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Creative Quarterly 45, Runner-up Graphic Design
New Orleans Review  42 Shakespeare Issue runner-up

Creative Quarterly 44, Runner-up Graphic Design
New Orleans Review  41 Science Fiction Issue runner-up
Recently named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world, Creative Quarterly accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe.
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Women of Graphic Design
Invited by the founders of WGD to feature my work on their website. WGD is a project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions.
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HOW Best of International Design, Merit Award
New Orleans Review  39.2 recognized in the Covers Category
Judges: Matteo Bologna (Italy), Stüssy Tschudin (Switzerland), Héctor Ayuso (Spain)
(from the HOW website) The 300 winning designs chosen (out of over 2000 submissions) are first featured in HOW magazine’s Spring 2015 issue, giving readers a taste of design innovation on an international design scale. HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. Work streams in from all parts of the world, representing the universal language that we know as graphic design.
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HOW In-House Design Awards, Outstanding Achievement
New Orleans Review  39.1 recognized in the Non-Profit Category
Judge: Ed Roberts
(from the HOW website) With over 1000 submissions the 89 winning designs represented the creative best of the in-house design industry. HOW’s In-House Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations.
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50 Books 50 Covers
New Orleans Review 39.2 recognized as one of 50 best covers in 2014
Judges: Michael Beirut, Jessica Helfand, Peter Mendelsund
(from the Design Observer website) Design Observer received book submissions from fourteen countries, including Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Brazil, France, Russia, and Switzerland. A little more than thirteen  percent of eligible books were accepted, and only ten percent of eligible covers. These are the best of the best.
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2014 Print Regional Design Awards, Best of Region (East)
New Orleans Review  39.1 selected as Best of Region (East).
Judge: Jessica Helfand
Print Magazine seeks top industry names for judging. All together, they selected 350 winners out of 3,895 submissions and 755 total for the East Region, in which my work for New Orleans Review was selected as Best of Region (East). The East Region includes: New England and Mid-Atlantic states (except New York City). New in 2014, each judge also crowned a Best of Region winner to encapsulate the entry that they felt truly epitomizes perfection in terms of concept and execution.

Print’s Regional Design Annual is arguably the most esteemed and influential U.S.–based graphic design competition of its kind.
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New York State of Design Contest, Judges Choice
New Orleans Review  39.1 selected as Judges Choice
Sponsored by AIGA Western New York


Kolaj Magazine Montreal, CA
Graphic Quality: A Profile of Nancy Bernardo
5 page article that featured me and my work.


50 Books 50 Covers, Checking In Checking Out Best Cover
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), Checking In Checking Out
Design Observer, Checking In Checking Out 
Under Consideration / For Print Only, Checking In Checking Out
Huffington Post Online, Checking In Checking Out
Casual Optimist, Checking In Checking Out 
LA Times Online Jacket Time,  Checking In Checking Out