has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Studies encompassed studio techniques, art history, interior design,
and marketing at Universita Italiana Per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy,
University of California at Santa Barbara, and California's Bauder
College, Sacramento, Foothill Community College, Los Altos, and San
Jose State University.
over twenty years, she served as principal at Ernst Associates in
Graphics, an advertising agency. Known for thinking outside the
box, Ernst directed design and production of brochures, annual reports,
and logotypes, as well as print, outdoor, and radio campaigns for
many of Silicon Valley's leading electronics manufacturers, pharmaceutical
companies, and wineries including Acuson, Advanced Micro Devices,
Monsanto, Syntex, and Almaden Vineyards.
1986, Ernst's energies have been devoted to Pig Wings & Promises,
her Mountain View, California, atelier which showcases unique and
limited edition illustrated books. She also writes and designs subscription-based
monographs devoted to art history and the art of telling histories
which are published under the WINGIN' IT imprint.
& Promises annually opens its doors to the public during Silicon
Valley Open Studios (svos.org)
held the first three weekends in May.
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