Appointed in 1995 as Professor for conceptual design in the information design area, especially for the visualization of scientific and technical information and processes. His work and research centres on the history and scientific foundations of trans-media visualization methods for information and knowledge transfer. He studied visual design in Schwäbisch Gmünd, and was a part-time lecturer and ran workshops at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, the University of the Arts in Berlin, and at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. Since 1979 he has worked freelance for publishers and public institutions including the Bibliographic Institute in Mannheim, Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, Cornelsen Verlag Heidelberg, Expo 2000 Hannover, Museum of Natural History Berlin. He has run workshops at international design schools in Graz, Tel Aviv, London, Columbus OH, and Rio de Janeiro.