To a mind that is still
the whole universe surrenders.
– Lao Tse
my name is Christine Hager and I am the creative mind behind Atelier Lotti (which I named after my wonderful, late grandmother). From my studio near Vienna, Austria, I create fine art stationery, calligraphy, illustrations and brand design for customers worldwide. Keep scrolling to learn a bit more about me.
& my Story
While I started my education in computer science and business (which is an experience I am forever grateful for), I have always been drawn to create aesthetic things. Not knowing exactly what I wanted to do, I first dabbled in Art History, but in the end my path led me to get a degree in graphic design.
While the corporate world of agencies is not a place where I want to thrive, I’ve now been working as a graphic designer and calligrapher on my own since 2015 and I can say that I absolutely love what I do. With Atelier Lotti I finally realized my dream to create my own brand and creative space that felt intentional, clear and completely »me«.
is all about creating with thought and intention,
working with creativity and joy & being soulful and inspiring.
I believe in slowing down. I believe in getting to know the people I work with. I believe in taking my time to think about the intention, the heart, the essence. I believe in working with my hands. I believe in uncompromising attention to detail. And I believe that your story, no matter if it’s big or small, deserves to be told in a meaningful way.
Let’s create something wonderful together.
I believe that sustainability should be a given and not something that has to even be talked about – unfortunately we are not at that point yet. Since my choices in this regard also have an impact on my pricing and you as my customer, I felt like I had to address my stance here.
In my opinion, we have reached a point where no one, with good conscience, can ignore the situation of our precious planet. I also think that it is up to every single one of us to be the change that we want to see in the world.
I try to live by that as much as I can in my personal life and I knew from the beginning that I wanted to incorporate this philosophy into Atelier Lotti as well. While I know that there is still a lot of room for improvement, I try to do as much as I can within my own little sphere of influence. Here are a few things that I do to reduce the footprint of my products:
natural & recycled
in the studio
Reusing & recycling
planting a tree
for each customer