Nikolaus Frinke was born in 1978 in Brühl/ Erftkreis. After finishing an apprenticeship in carpenting he studied set and costume design at the National Academy for Fine Arts (“Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste”) in Stuttgart. Over the course of his studies, works for Wilhelma Theatre Stuttgart, the Academy of Arts Theatre Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Ballet were developed. Subsequently, he worked as a permanent assistant at Theatre Magdeburg, Thalia Theatre Hamburg and Deutsches Theater Berlin. Since 2011 Frinke has been working as an independent set and costume designer contracted by, among others, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Theatre Düsseldorf (“Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus”) or the Hans-Otto-Theatre Potsdam. He was set designer for “Winterreise” by Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Andreas Kriegenburg (Deutsches Theater Berlin, 2011) and the production of “Muttersprache Mameloschn” by Marianna Salzmann, in which he collaborated with director Brit Bartkowiak.