My Story

While studying Art Education at Webster University in St. Louis; I won a prestigious scholarship through competition in California for my original concept and illustration: The California Raisins a later successful ad-campaign. With this award, I was able to attend California Institute of the Arts, founded by Walt Disney, earning my CalArts Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design.


After graduation, my career began at Image West Video Animation Hollywood, designing original hand drawn graphics and creating storyboards. ​Later, at MCA Records and Universal Pictures I cut my advertising teeth in the publicity division promoting popular recording artists, assisting with my hand lettering and illustrations on posters, ads and CD labels. As my private clientele began to increase; I established my own studio creating hand drawn logos, lettering, illustrations, ads, brochures, billboards and photography.


When my boys were young, I began teaching art in their elementary school. I love teaching and I continue to offer creative art workshops for both children and adults! Come and learn the many creative techniques I have developed.


Patty Berns

Patty Berns Art Workshops

Patty Berns Art