While earning my BFA at California Institute of The Arts in the Graphic Design Program; I also studied four years of Figure Drawing and Caricature in the CalArts Disney Character Animation Program.
My career began at Image West Video Animation Hollywood, as assistant designer, preparing hand drawn images and creating storyboards for ABC Television and music videos. I moved over to MCA Records and Universal Pictures where I promoted popular recording artists for publicity VP, Al Ebner.
I established Patty Berns Art, working freelance primarily in publicity: creating hand-drawn logos, illustrations, lettering, photography and print advertising. I have taught art at Roosevelt Elementary Santa Barbara while raising our two wonderful boys. I currently teach workshops in calligraphy, hand lettering, and figure drawing in Los Angeles.