about us

The Blackline Bottega is an Australian-based, boutique creative studio specialising in calligraphy for bridal clients, luxury and lifestyle brands. Founded by Creative Director Lauren Hung in 2014 (Formerly named ‘the blackline by lauren’), the studio works with local and international clients to capture their distinctive story in beautiful design that elevates their brand or event.

Our studio works with a curated collective of leading Australian creatives – illustrators, designers, photographers, printers & copywriters – to bring your unique vision to life without the hassle of managing multiple vendors on a project.

Our Services include:

01 | Creative Consultation & Direction

02 | Custom & Off-the-shelf Wedding Stationery

03 | On The Day Wedding Stationery

04 | Branding & Logos

05 | Business Stationery

06 | Brand Activations & Events (On-Site Creative & Calligraphy)

07 | Copywriting & Visual Content Creation for Brands

08 | Custom Artworks


Our Creative Director – Lauren Hung

A Sydney-based wordsmith & calligrapher, Lauren Hung combined her background in Fashion Design & Journalism in 2014 when she launched the blackline by lauren.

Building the blackline over the next five years into a reputable calligraphy & design house servicing Luxury, PR, Wedding & Commercial brands, Lauren re-launched the brand as The Blackline Bottega in 2019; transforming it into the multi-disciplinary creative studio it had been progressively growing into.

Lauren has appeared publicly as a speaker on creative panels – most notably Toyota & The Cusp and as a live-calligrapher; hosted & produced calligraphy workshops across Australia; provided creative direction and consultation to other creatives and produced visual content & copywriting for other brands.

We've made her sound really suave... but really, when she's not being professional & polished, Lauren is...

01 | Wandering around Sydney with her naturally unruly, curly hair

02 | Attempting to leave an event..albeit the house...without tripping or any accident befalling her outfit. 

03 | Feeding her insatiable addiction for handmade ceramics and artworks - she has self-imposed bans on purchasing pieces when she goes on holidays and manages to consistently reason her way around the bans. 

04 | Scheming up reasons as to why she should be back in the Mediterranean and escaping to the countryside in the meanwhile!