Bert Monroy is a pioneer of digital art. He is a hyper-realistic digital painter who builds his digital paintings as a traditional artist would, adding color and texture, but on a digital canvas. He is a veteran of the advertising industry and 40 years as a commercial illustrator. He coauthored the first book on Photoshop and has authored several books since. He was a regular on Tech TV for almost four years and until recently hosted Pixel Perfect with Bert Monroy, a weekly Photoshop podcast for Revision3.com which aired for over three years.
Bert hosted a weekly podcast entitled Pixel Playground which ran for four years on Lynda.com, where he also has a vast library of tutorial videos. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, Bert has served on the faculties of the School of Visual Arts (New York), the Center for Creative Imaging (Maine), and California College of the Arts. He currently teaches at San Francisco State University where he has been on the faculty for over twenty years. His client list includes Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Pixar and Disney Animation. In 2004 Bert was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.