Heike Brandt was born in Berlin and studied Industrial Design at the UDK Berlin. After the diploma degree she moved to London in 1996 to work with International Design Firms Pentagram Design and JHP. During this time she specialized in Retail Design, with a broad variety of projects in the fashion and food retail industry. Clients include Swatch, Esprit, Interspar, Wrangler, Selfridges, ASDA, Accessorize, Paris Baguette, Hunter etc. In 2009 Heike returned to Berlin and founded her Interior Design firm Studio Brandt. Her projects have won several Design awards such as the Retail Interiors Award, Award for Design Effectiveness and the Euroshop Design Award. Heike has been a guest lecturer at the Universität Innsbruck since 2010.