My Story

My passions are visual art, graphic design, illustration, typography and hand lettering!


Soon after earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Walt Disney's CalArts in Art and Design; I worked at MCA Records in publicity promoting recording artists: Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, George Strait and Danny Elfman.


At Image West Ltd. Video Animation Hollywood; I designed storyboards, typography and graphics for video special effects. At Universal and Sony Pictures; I designed popular movie poster promotions, print-ads and publicity.


At the Montecito Inn of Santa Barbara, I created illustrations and ad-publicity, playfully describing their luxurious hotel amenities. I have also composed logos and illustrations.


I taught art in the public schools for 25 years while my boys grew up. I continue to teach the technique of calligraphy and hand lettering. I offer exciting art workshop events!  My passion is to teach problem solving skills and to encourage creativity.

Patty Berns

Patty Berns Art