Following studies in Berlin, Munich and Essen, Lothar Hoffmann graduated with a degree in Graphic Design before immigrating to the US in 1964.
He has worked for major Detroit art studios and taught courses at CCS since 1972. Hoffmann has lectured and conducted workshops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Madison, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Toronto, Ottawa and other cities. His work has been published in International Calligraphy Today, Lettering Arts in the 80s, 60 Alphabets, 3:16 and many other publications. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the US and in 11 foreign countries, including Russia, the UK, Israel, Japan and Germany. Hoffmann also served as chair of CCS' Graphic Design Department from 1984 to 1996.