Originally a professional modern dancer in NYC, Louisa Bertmanâ€™s career catapulted to design, animation, and illustration. Since graduating from Parsons School of Design her splotchy pen and ink signature style has been well received. From Mikhail Gorbachev (front page Wall Street Journal) to hotel maid service (Penthouse Magazine), to dorm room door doodles (TV's The Gilmore Girls), her illustrations appear in diverse media worldwide. She painted The Car Talk Guys for NPR's 2009 Calendar, Michelle Obama for BUST Magazine, Michael Jackson for Dallas Morning News, and Ringo Starr for Live Nation. She illustrated DJ's for The Village Voice, and composers for GQ Magazine. She's created animations for AT&T, Nynex and IBM. Her advertising work includes Walz Tetrick's Kansas Teen Thinking Campaign, Wells Fargo's African American Entrepreneur Calendar, and The LA Gay and Lesbian Positive Images Campaign. Bertman's private collectors include celebrities such as Dr. Cornel West and Jules Feiffer. Several of her oversized Rock and Art portraits have been signed by high rollers such as Fergie, Ringo Starr, Cyndi Lauper, Chris Isaak, Ziggy Marley, Huey Lewis, Chicago, Keane, Anna Nalick, and Hilary Duff.
Client's include AT&T, Bank of America, Ben-Gurion University, Bitch, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Museum, BUST, Colorado BIZ, Dallas Morning News, Fidelity, FOX Online, Gilmore Girls, Girlistic, GQ, Grafuck, High Times, HOW Design, Hyphen, IBM, Jazziz, Kansas, LA Gay & Lesbian Center, LA City Beat, LA Journal, Live Nation, Louisville Magazine, Metro Sports, NPR, Nynex, NY Times, Ottawa Life, Penthouse, Playgirl, Provincetown Arts, Rennaisant, Seattle Weekly, Simon & Schuster, Star Trek, TV Guide, Village Voice, Wall Street Journal, Walz Tetrick, Weekly Dig, Wells Fargo, Women of Spirit, YRB.