The way you deal with life’s trials and triumphs is the heart of your life story. Atlas helps you to navigate these experiences with courage and grace.

 

… and that’s exactly how this started. With an cracked open heart and a deep desire to find a way to process this life, founder Sarah Nelsen began to do something she hadn’t done in years–sketching and writing for the pure release that it brought to her. As an established art director and owner of a boutique graphic design studio, for over a decade, her sketching was usually just for design purposes, for a client, for work. This new habit of creating, though, was different, it was bringing her closer to her essence and closer to God.

After a trying couple years, she strove for more meaning in the mess. Frustrated with the sympathy an encouragement section of the the card store, Nelsen began creating her own art print cards with thoughtfully written messages rooted in scripture and laced with courage, grace, and healing. After several friends saw her work and asked for custom pieces for their loved ones experiencing difficult circumstances, she began to develop the pieces further.

The name, Atlas, simply comes from the human need to have a source to guide you on life’s journey. Atlas Art Press encourages people to NAVIGATE UPWARDS through its art and messages for supporting loved amid difficulty. Nelsen uses her own writings as well as partnering with other writers, therapists, and those on a mission to communicate courage and grace.

OUR VALUES

we practice authenticity

We strive to be authentic in the products and content that we offer. In our writings and messages we aim for transparency, communicating the Truth of scripture, and encouraging you to Navigate Upwards to God for guidance amid difficult times. We take pride in collaborating with our partners, professional advisors on key causes and the non-profits we support. Research and detail-oriented reviews by trusted editors, writers, and proofreaders are a big part of our process to ensure we give you the best message we can offer to inspire you in your daily life!

we strive for artistry

We create all of our art from scratch. The end result is targeted at captivating beauty, deep meaning, and enchanting visual curiosity for Atlas customers. Sarah starts with middle-of-the-night ideas jotted down on nightstand post-its and sketches on scraps of paper. The art evolves through a mix of everything from watercolors, oils, acrylics, ink, and charcoal on professional papers. Then the art progresses as it is transformed into a usable product through her graphic design and typographic treatments. To complete the process, she photographs each piece in settings that evoke the studio, materials used, and the emotion tied to each piece.

we offer assurance

In our products, we use only high quality materials, processes, and reproduction techniques while aiming for eco-friendly options and finished off with elegant, personal packaging and design. Each finished product has been through a rigorous process of research, mock-ups & samples given to friends and family to get feedback and continuous revising and perfecting until the perfect piece is created to offer to you! If at any time, you are unsatisfied, let us know! We thrive on referrals and want you to be 110% satisfied.