1963 Born in Lohne (Oldenburg). Apprenticeship as hand weaver. Scholarship for young artisans. Weaving workshop director in a facility for disabled people in Bremen. Textile Design course, Hamburg. 1998–2002 Head of design atelier at Kinnasand, Westerstede. Since 2002 Firm for textile design: Textile.Concept.Colour.Construction, Hamburg. Development of textile-based products, interior and upholstery fabrics, colour and collection concepts. With fashion designer Eva Vorkoeper, development of textile home accessories. 2001–2007 Guest and interim professor Berlin University of the Arts, Art University Kassel, the Academy of Art Berlin Weißensee and Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle. Since 2008 Professor at BURG, Design Faculty.