The set designer was born in Bad König in the Odenwald. He has studied from 1985 to 1989 at the Salzburg Mozarteum set- and costume design. Since 1991 he works freelance. He cooperates with the directors Andreas Homoki, Olivier Tambosi, Harry Kupfer and Philipp Himmelmann at numerous international opera houses, such as: Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, Basle, London, Cologne, Dresden, Munich and the three Berlin Operas. For the Komische Oper Berlin he has designed the stage set for »Bernada Alba's House«, »Falstaff«, »The Love of Three Oranges« and »The Knight of the Rose«.