My Story

I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design at CalArts, aka California Institute of the Arts, founded by Walt Disney. After graduation, I began my graphic design career at Image West Video Animation Hollywood, designing hand drawn graphics and creating animation storyboards. 

At MCA Records, I worked on their PR team creating logos, hand lettering, designing posters and ads promoting popular recording artists. At MCA Universal and Sony Pictures, I designed magazine print-ads and 'movie poster' promotions.

As a freelance designer, when starting our family; I created logos, illustrations, hand-lettering, magazine ads and billboards. In addition, I began teaching exciting art workshops to both children and adults for 25 years. I encourage learning the technique and creative problem-solving skills. I enjoy drawing and teaching!

Patty Berns

Patty Berns Art