Web, Graphics & Industrial Design

Never stop learning, because life
never stops teaching.

~ Unknown

Welcome to www.ernstrenner.com,

my virtual playground where I post information about me, some of the things I have done so far and the exciting projects I am associated with.  These days, I spend a lot of time on developing an online music school for creative children which is challenging but also very rewarding. 

My latest eBook project

An early draft of my next eBook Arco Linux B “Because less is more” are available online and you are welcome to read up on Linux, the XFCE desktop environment, custom theming and more advanced topics such as mounting a remote web server in Thunar and more.

Industrial Designer / Builder

ernst renner concept car blender model
Some of my Blender 3D concept car designs

Back in 2013, I’ve completed all required classes at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Dept. of Engineering) towards an Associate Certificate in Computer Aided Design Technology
Education always pays off and now I am able to make professional 3D-printed custom parts which transport my models from the screen into the real world. FreeCAD and Blender 3D are my main design tools. Ultimaker Cura is my preferred slicer which lets me tweak all the settings needed to print a perfect 3D model on my amazing Artillery SW-X1 3D printer.


Piano players have speedy fingers and yes, over the years, I have worn out several qwerty keyboards. Instead of writing about my “writing“, I’ll let the trademarks and copyrights listed below speak for themselves.

Trademark Info Canada

Application Number: 1570267
Trademark: pre piano
Type: Word
CIPO Status: Registered
Nice Class: 9, 16, 41
Application Number: 1701936
Type: Word
CIPO Status: Registered
Nice Class: 9, 42

Trademark Info USA

Goods and Services: IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Children’s educational software
Serial Number: 86449066
Filing Date: November 9, 2014
Registration Number: 5253509
Registration Date: August 1, 2017
Priority Date: November 9, 2014
Type of Mark: TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator: LIVE

My copyrights

Creative Children Compose Music
Registration Number: 1107300
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-08-27

pre Piano
Registration Number: 1108310
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Virtual Kindergarten
Registration Number: 1108312
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Little Composers
Registration Number: 1108313
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Virtual Music Teacher
Registration Number: 1108311
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Concept of Music
Registration Number: 1122758
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2015-06-29

Music Teacher

ernst renner music teacher

My music career began in Austria and continued after my immigration to Canada.  I have worked with two youth orchestras and conducted the Concordia Brass Band in Saskatoon.  Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours playing, teaching, arranging, conducting and composing music.

In 1999, I took a break from all of that and went to work for IBM Canada which was interesting but once the Y2K rush was over, I returned to teaching piano and brass until I moved to Vancouver. 
British Columbia was love at first sight and once I settled in, I began to develop iPad and iPhone apps which laid the foundation for the Little Composers School of Music and Composition which I’m working on with my friend David T.


I have had the privilege of working on countless music projects and spent a lot of time in the recording studio laying down more tracks then I can remember. I’ve recorded radio commercials, played piano for a hotel promo video and over the years, put together a nice portfolio of original compositions.

One of the CD’s I produced mentions this about me on the inside sleeve:

“Finally, heartfelt gratitude goes to Ernst, whose imagination and dedication turned these songs from mere dreams to reality”.

Ronda L.

My home-recording studio is my favorite place and I love how technology shrunk a big $100000+ recording studio down to a $2000 audio interface, a $3000 computer plus a good microphone and a few cables.

I offer the following audio services:

  • Original sound tracks
  • Arranging and recording
  • Scoring and transcribing audio tracks
  • Original YouTube background tracks

Can’t find the right background track for your project? I might already have something suitable and if not, I can make it happen.