In 1989 he completed his studies with a Diplom Kommunikationsdesign from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.
From 1990-96 he taught and worked as an independent art director at, among others GGK Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, Springer & Jacoby, Hamburg
From 1996-2003 he was a professor for visual communication at the Fachhochschule Pforzheim.
From 1996 to 2005 at SeidlCluss, a design office with a focus on Corporate Design (exclusive and individual design projects for cultural institutions and industrial concerns). Since 2005 at Cluss / Kommunikationsdesign.
Since 2003 professor for communication design with a focus on corporate design, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.