Born in Dusseldorf in Germany, IRMA studied communication design at the Parsons School of Design in Paris; majored in illustration at the Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles; and then studied fine arts at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Having worked as an art director and illustrator for a major publisher in Germany, she was a successful art director for German ‘Marie Claire’from 1997 to 2000, which won Best Designed Magazine Award in Germany. Her interests not only in fashion, but also in trendy lifstyle concerning beauty, health, interiro and travel, etc. are featured in German Glamour Magazine, as a regular reporter, together with her illustrations.. Her brand, !IRMAS WORLD" expresses her values for lifestyle and fashion, and she produces her own "IRMA" brand products as well.
I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the people of Japan in the face of horrific earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. My thoughts and prayers are with those suffering in this events. I am still shocked from the sheer size of the catastrophe that has struck Japan. But I am also proud to witness the strength, focus and optimism of the japanese people rebuilding their country.