My Story

Patty Berns

My passions are graphic design, hand lettering and teaching.

Soon after earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Walt Disney's school, CalArts in Art and Design; I began my career at Image West Ltd Video Animation Hollywood where I designed storyboards and created hand drawn graphics for video special effects.

At MCA Records, I worked in publicity, promoting recording artists: Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, George Strait, Danny Elfman and many more. At Universal and Sony Pictures; I created hand lettering and designed their popular movie poster promotions along with full-page magazine print-advertisements.

I have created and composed hand drawn logos. And for the Montecito Inn of Santa Barbara; I created illustrations and advertising publicity, as I playfully touted their luxurious hotel amenities.  

In addition, as my boys grew up; I taught art in the public schools for 25 years. I continue to enjoy teaching the calligraphy and hand lettering technique as I host exciting art workshop events. My passion is to teach problem solving skills and to encourage creativity. Thank you for visiting my website!

Patty Berns

Patty Berns Art

Instructor, Patty Berns teaching a Silk Screen Art Workshop at Roosevelt Elementary in Santa Barbara

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