Back in Seattle, Cabardo became the Creative Director for game company Wizards of the Coast.There she established a new art department while shaping the look and feel of the groundbreaking trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Later as a freelancer, she worked on campaigns for such major corporate clients as Boeing, Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, The World Bank (IMF), and Nike. She also worked on the successful Pokemon card game for Wizards of the Coast, and helped trained a new design and production team for its first European branch office in Belgium.
Cabardo then joined DC Comics as the art director for its Vertigo imprint as well as DC's Creative Services department. She also designed Marvel's Elektra and Wolverine: The Redeemer with Greg Rucka and Yoshitaka Amano. In 2004, she added the titles of editor and publisher to her résumé with the release of Monograph, a collection of drawings by artist Glenn Fabry, produced and distributed through her one-woman publishing house, IMD Publisher. Her next book, Hoboken: Details of the Mile Square, won the Merit of Excellence award from the Printers of America in 2005. She also managed every aspect of the development of Bungie's Halo Graphic Novel, from editorial to design to production. Halo went on to become one of 2006's best-selling graphic novels.
Cabardo has since diversified and branched out in her career as Editor in Chief for Storm Lion Transmedia in Singapore and as founder of MaCab Films.
Her film, BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones won Best Documentary Feature at the Burbank Intl.Film Festival 2014. It's now on sale at Amazon and Kino Lorber.
Specialties: I love doing things I've never done before. It helps me grow as a person and the added new skills always come in handy for the future things to do. Thinking out of the box is a specialty I've honed as a result of embracing the challenges of the unknown and would love to work with other people who function the same way.