1956 Born in Essen, I draw since I can walk.
1973 Education to a professional Lithographer.
1977 Working as a Lithographer for Axel Springer Newspapers and Magazines.
1982 Design Studies in Illustration and Packaging Design in Duesseldorf, Germany.
1983 Beside the studies, Illustrator für Magazines like Spiegel, Handelsblatt and Ehapa Publishing (Mickey Mouse).
1988 Working as a freelancer Packaging Designer.
1990 Designer at the Design Agency B,M&R.
1995 Founding of the Design Agency Design Ahead.
2017 Author under the pseudonym Joe Shepherd (Haas von Klee und der Fall Mea Lumina)
2019 Illustrating the Book "First Ladies of Speed"
Foot of the Mountain
Fruits and Vegetables
Sports- and Racing Cars
Famous Race Tracks