Our Story

Hi, my name is Alice and I'm the owner of Dotori Designs. In the beginning of the pandemic, many of us were quarantined at home and suddenly had a lot of time on our hands. My friends and I were finding ways to keep ourselves entertained and stay connected. During a virtual arts & craft session, my friends encouraged me to open an Etsy shop because they thought people would love to buy things I create. I had a lot of self-doubt but with their fervent encouragement, I decided to open an Etsy shop. I'm always blown away by the amount of support and love that I receive from my customers and positive reviews.

Then in 2021, I wanted to take more ownership of my shop and decided to create my own online shop, outside of Etsy. Since then, I've worked towards making my life-long dream of creating my own stationery products into a reality.

Why the name Dotori Designs?

I'm Korean-American and I wanted to bring a part of me into my shop. Dotori means "acorn" in Korean. I decided on "dotori" because I loved how something as small as an acorn, when given love and the right care, can grow into a huge oak tree. I hope that something that started out as a small Etsy shop, would turn into a huge shop (possibly offline) one day!

So follow me on my journey to grow Dotori Designs ✨