Bertolt A. Schmidt lives in Berlin and San Francisco. He is a professional industrial product designer with a diploma from the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
He has received numerous international design awards. In addition to his work as a freelance product designer he has been active in the fields ofpainting and graphics, mostly including computer-based applications. He is currently most interested in examining the endless opportunities of the use of computers for both forms of creative expression: in the field of product design AND in completely free design processes. The combination of digital and analogue techniques is one of his most typical ways of expressing himself. He sees particular opportunities of expression in a fruitful interaction between human spirit and computer while retaining the specific advantages of both of them in the process of creating and designing.