I have always been fascinated by the amazing lifestyles and survival strategies of insects. And by their sometimes bizarre shapes and beautiful colours. When I was still very young, I started to draw and make models of spiders and insects.
After studying costume design at the high school for applied sciences in Hamburg, I worked for 15 years as a costume designer in the film and TV industry.
At the same time, I was deepening both my entomological knowledge and my creative abilities in the area of making models of insects.
Since 2001, my professional work has mainly been designing models of arthropods and insects for exhibitions and natural history museums both in Germany and abroad.