Otto Creative
Graphic Design for Self-Made businesses


A little about why we are here

Hi, welcome to Otto Creative design studio!
If you're reading this you are probably a self-made business owner or
start-up founder who values collaboration, efficiency and quality.

Which is fantastic, because I’m passionate about helping fellow independent business owners (aspiring or established) to create authentic visual  brand identities, and help amplify business ideas with awesome creative.

Otto Creative, is all about independent businesses supporting and partnering with each other. In the design blog you will also find a range of industry tips, tricks and hacks to assist you in growing your business, beyond us working together.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found something of value. Any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Chat soon,
Emilie Otto - Lead Designer

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  • Bachelor of Commerce, double majoring in Advertising partnered with Graphic Design and Creative Advertising. Graduating in 2012.

  • (Curtin University only offered this unique major for 6 months!)

  • Recently completed Digital Branding and Engagement course, which is part of a Micro Masters on Marketing in a Digital World, run by Curtin University.

    Other highlights:

  • Graphic Design 7+ years

  • Working with and for self-made businesses 10 + years

  • Adobe fan 11 + years

  • Passion for creativity & independence 20 + years


I have always loved working, starting out in my Dad’s shop then through other businesses as opportunities came up that aligned with my ambitions. Studying Commerce and Design at university with the goal to pursue these industries professionally after graduating.  

After graduating and a hop, skip and a jump later I was lucky to be working in a job I enjoyed. However I wasn’t feeling fulfilled, I felt like something was missing.
This is when the travel bug hit and I set off with my partner to backpack around the UK and Europe for a few years. During this experience I reconnected with my passion for design professionally and started freelancing abroad whilst working in various temp jobs and at my local pub.
A friend of mine was always saying - “Em, you need to stick it to the man and go out on your own.”
It wasn’t until I returned to Australia and took the plunge. It turned out to be what was missing and the best decision, that I should have made sooner.

Being a business owner is all about being my own boss and having the freedom to do what I love.

That being:
- Exploring the world: 39 countries and counting
- Crafting up a storm: I’ll give anything a go
- Proud dog mum: 1 x Blue heeler cross Border Collie named Gertie