Our Story… Robert J. Berns Advertising & Design

After serving overseas in World War II, Robert Berns and his older brother Harry started their design careers at Wilson Sporting Goods. At Wilson, one of their projects was to design the new uniforms for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The new steel industry logo would be designed into the helmet. At that time, only one side of the product would have been mocked-up. The Steelers approved it “as is”, with the logo appearing only on one side. Well, it wasn’t meant to appear that way but it looks great 60 years later… a unique and iconic sports image.

In the mid 1960’s Bob worked as the Art Director/Ad Manager for Ram Golf Corporation. He would design golf clubs, create magazine ads, hand letter golf bags, formulate packaging standards and generate intricate golf grip designs. By 1968 he broke out on his own to start Robert J. Berns Advertising. He had a one room office and a single client, Ram Golf.  Mark Berns (below) would join the company after college to work with his father.

Today, we continue to build identities; developing logos, creating ads and producing innovative marketing campaigns. We’re still a small design firm, but you never know…