Helen Brinkhoff is a British/German designer with a difference…
Excelling in both the visual arts and natural sciences from an early age, Brinkhoff first studied dentistry in the UK, before moving to northern Germany where she works to this day as a dentist specialising in micro-surgery and endodontics.
Always remaining true to her artistic roots, Brinkhoff kept her creative energy going alongside her work in dentistry, before finally committing to further study in the arts in 2018, in the form of a part time degree in ‘Design and Innovation’ at the Open University UK. As a design student at the OU, Brinkhoff started to explore the many disciplines within design, and on discovering surface pattern design, she fell in love and has never looked back.
Combining the scientific mind and detail-oriented precision of a German endodontist with the quirky style of a British artist in one personality has proven to be a winning formula in the world of surface pattern design.