Darryl Bernstein, photographer, art director.

A love of art for commerce and an eye for consumers point of view.

My instincts have guided me well throughout my career in quickly assessing the needs of companies to best highlight their products. At Art Center College of Design, these skills were developed in one of the best commercial design programs in the world. It's the art director in me that critiques the photographer in me.  And this means swift, accurate results. 

Results that made an impression at Hallmark Cards, where I was quickly promoted to Sr. Photographer in record time, founded Creative Electronic Artists with two other Hallmark designers to encourage dialogue and sharing amongst the company's digital pioneers, and expanded the reach of emerging technology in the photography department.

Since opening my own studio in 1993, I have enjoyed projects large and small for local and national brands. The challenges brought on by various kinds of projects and subjects — people or product, studio or location, still or motion — compel me to buck the trend of specialization. I love to shoot it all! And for many of my clients, I get to. And that versatility saves them money.

My teams at Bernstein Productions are built around making photography that sells!


Clients continued

  • H&R Block
  • Iowa Grain
  • Hills Pet Nutrition
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Shining Stars Catering
  • Santa Fe Cafe
  • La Petite Academy
  • AMC Theatres
  • Powell Gardens
  • Camp Fire USA
  • Jones & Mitchell
  • Champion
  • Camp David
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Seattle Chocolates
  • Mano's Gifts
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Unicef


  • Hallmark Cards
  • Bolle Sunglasses
  • Kansas City Life Insurance
  • Union Pacific 
  • Sprint
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • AT&T Wireless
  • Bayer
  • Microsoft
  • Lee Jeans
  • National Toy and Miniature Museum
  • GM Nameplate
  • Paula's Choice
  • Demdaco
  • Willow Tree
  • TennisSet
  • Starbucks
  • Gear For Sports