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 created hand lettering, designed posters and ads promoting popular recording artists. At MCA Universal and Sony Pictures, I designed magazine print-ads and 'movie poster' promotions.


As freelance designer, I created and 'inked' hand-drawn logos, illustrations and lettering.   With these skills; I have enjoyed teaching exciting art workshops in elementary schools for 25 years. I encourage creativity, proper technique, and problem-solving skills.

Patty Berns

Patty Berns Art