My Story

Patty Berns

I am a hand lettering artist, graphic designer, teacher and mom who enjoys hiking the mountain trail.

Soon after earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Walt Disney's school, CalArts in Art and Design; I began my career at Image West Ltd Video Animation Hollywood where I designed storyboards and created hand drawn graphics for video special effects.

At MCA Records, I worked in publicity, promoting popular recording artists. At Universal and Sony Pictures; I created hand lettering while designing their movie poster promotions along with full-page magazine print-ads.

I have created hand drawn lettering and logos. I composed illustrations for print-ad publicity for the Montecito Inn and Olive Mill Bistro, playfully touting their luxurious hotel amenities.  

I taught art in the Santa Barbara public schools for 25 years while my boys grew up. I continue my love of teaching as I host exciting art workshop events. My passion is to teach technique, problem solving skills and to encourage creativity. Thank you for visiting my website!

Patty Berns

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