Viktor Solt-Bittner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1970 where he now lives and works as a freelance designer. His fascination with letterforms - both handwritten and printed - began when studying graphic design in 1990 at the Graphische Lehranstalt in Vienna. With no formal training in type design, Solt-Bittner learnt much from books and experimentation with font editing software. Interested less in highly formal and precise calligraphy than in quick, personal looking scripts, Solt-Bittner usually begins with historical models that he incorporates into his own writing style and he then uses this writing as a foundation for his typeface designs. Solt-Bittner works as an information designer at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. He also runs animation workshops that specialise in short films for corporations. His typefaces include FF Danubia, ITC Ballerino™, ITC Johann Sparkling™, Leander Script™ and Voluta® Script.