Born in 1964 in West Germany, Heike decided 1980 to explore the world by her own. After 4 years work and travel, she came back from her last job in Buenos Aires in a photo laboratory.
In Wiesbaden she trained for 3 years as a tailor in a studio.
1990 she moved to Hamburg to study costume design.
At night she worked in in so called Kiez bars of Hamburg St. Pauli., while she studied at daytime. As a freelancer she created costumes for theatre plays and opera in Kiel and Eisenach. She finished her studies as a Dipl. Designer for Costumes.
For 2 years she worked as a costume assistent for Anna Viebrock at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg.
1999 after moving to Berlin with her sons she started her career as a costume designer for films.
In addition to the costume design, Heike's passions are still traveling and photography.