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, but on a digital canvas. He is a veteran of the advertising industry and 45 years as a commercial illustrator. He coauthored the first book on Photoshop and has authored several books since. He has appeared on hundreds of TV shows around the globe and was a monthly regular on Tech TV for almost four years. Bert hosted Pixel Perfect with Bert Monroy, a weekly Photoshop podcast for Revision3.com which aired for over three years.
Until recently Bert also hosted another weekly podcast entitled Pixel Playground on Lynda.com where he also has a vast library of tutorial videos. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, he has been a speaker at over a thousand conferences the world over. 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 and San Francisco State University for over twenty years.
He also consults with and trains corporate clients, including Pixar and Disney Animation. His film credits include work for Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images, and R/Greenberg Associates. Bert also continues to serve his installed base of clients which include Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Epson, and Wacom.
Bert is an ambassador for BenQ, creators of computer monitors. He is sponsored by Epson, makers of some of the best printers in the industry. He is also sponsored by Wacom, makers of tablets and touch screen monitors.
In 2004 Bert was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.