Artist, graphic designer, illustrator, teacher & mentor
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 a recipient of the Santa Barbara Ad Club Scholarship award.
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', precision line art 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 for Universal.
I established Patty Berns Art, creating hand-drawn logos, lettering, illustration and publicity. While raising our two boys, I began teaching art, part time at Roosevelt Elementary. I currently offer group workshops and private lessons. I also mentor young artists in the Los Angeles area to prepare them for college entrance. Thanks for visiting!