Bernadette Irizarry

Bern Irizarry
CEO
Velvet Hammer Design

A creative leader with roots in graphic design and sculpture, Bern has led cross-disciplinary teams for over 20 years. She has created award-winning products and experiences for Fortune 500 companies and delights in combining the aesthetic with the usable. She developed the UX track for Girl Develop It! Los Angeles and presented her research on empathy and teams at UXPA 2015. Bern’s pursuit of integration has led her to combine a passion for brain science with her greatest passion, parenting her 6 year-old son.