Ariane Spanier was born in Weimar, Germany. She studied visual communication at the Art Academy Berlin-Weißensee. After that she went to New York to intern at Sagmeister Inc. and she opened her own design studio in Berlin in 2005. Many of Ariane Spanier’s clients have a cultural background such as galleries, artists, publishers and architects. The studio’s focus lies on the design of books, catalogues, posters, but also branding, animation, illustration and websites. Since 2006 she has been the creative director of Fukt, an annual magazine for contemporary drawing. Her playful approach to typography and image explores the perception of depth, gravity and weightlessness, revealing the underlying and hidden.
Spanier has won many awards, including from the Type Directors Club of New York, the 100 Best Austrian, German and Swiss Posters Competition, and, in 2011, the design competition for the design of Kieler Woche, the largest sailing festival in the world with its unique design history. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and design books. She has been a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2013. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and design books. Ariane Spanier lives and works in Berlin.