I am Elvira and this blog is about what I love, what happens to me, and the work I am doing. I started it back in 2006 as my illustrated Mistress Diary. Since then, a lot of things have changed for me: from my first work experiences to starting new things like lettering and teaching and finally finding my place and founding my own bureau. Along with me this site has grown, as an archive, and a home.

A selfie with my favourite Son Lux T-shirtWearing my favorite T-shirt


«Elvira Stein lives and works in Vienna as lettering artist and graphic designer. She started her own bureau in 2013, working in the fields of hand-drawn lettering, illustration and graphic design, print and web alike. She teaches at the University of Arts Linz.

Since 2006, she shares the «Mistress Diary», her illustrated, black-and-white journal on her blog elvirastein.com. Elvira loves cats, the sea & black ink.»

I am really good at working with structures and content – be it web design, or the lettering for a bakery. I love to get my hands dirty with ink and real printed stuff. Nevertheless, when it comes to new technologies, responsive web, digital publishing, I also love to dive deep into it. And I combine my knowledge from all those areas to solve my clients’ briefs.

At the moment I mainly design websites and do handwritings. But I know how to design for print as well. I am still fucking proud of Hafenjunge, the design studio/bar/shop I co-founded back in 2010. You can find a selection of my works in my portfolio.

if you have questions or want to collaborate.