While earning my BFA at California Institute of The Arts Graphic Design School; I also studied four years of figure drawing and caricature in the CalArts Disney Character Animation Program.
I am a Wasserman Scholar and recipient of the Santa Barbara Ad Club Scholarship.
My career began at Image West Ltd. Hollywood creating hand drawn images and storyboards for video animation effects. Later, I was hired at Universal Pictures publicity to create 'movie poster ad slicks' and print ads. My big break as a graphic designer came, when I joined the publicity team at MCA Records, to promote popular recording artists for Al Ebner, vp of publicity at Universal.
I established Patty Berns Art creating hand-drawn logos, lettering, illustration and publicity. My skills became most impactful as an art educator at Roosevelt Elementary while raising our two boys. I currently offer group workshops, private lessons and mentor young artists in Los Angeles. Thanks for visiting!
graphic designer, illustrator, educator & mentor