Earned my BFA in graphic design at California Institute of The Arts through a scholarship award for my original concept drawing of “The California Raisins” which later became a successful ad campaign. I also studied figure drawing in the CalArts Disney Character Animation Program.
My graphic design career began at 'Image West Video Animation' Hollywood, preparing hand drawn images and creating storyboards for motion graphic videos. Later, at MCA Records and Universal Pictures I worked for Al Ebner, vp publicity in the publicity division promoting popular recording artists.
In the years to follow, I established 'Patty Berns Art' Graphic Design Studio, working primarily in publicity, promoting my clients: creating logos, illustrations, lettering, photography and print advertising.
While we raised our two wonderful boys in Santa Barbara; I taught art classes at Roosevelt Elementary while also working in graphic design publicity.
Currently, I teach calligraphy and hand lettering through Patty Berns Art Workshops to children and adults in Los Angeles.