Uli Hanisch, born in Nuremberg. Studying graphic arts in Düsseldorf, he began his collaboration with Christoph Schlingensief on experimental films as The German Chainsaw Massacre and designed movies of Germany’s exceptional comedian Helge Schneider.
Working in several European art departments and designed various German feature films, he collaborated many times with Tom Tykwer and has been awarded with German and European Film awards for best production design for The Perfume and Cloud Atlas.
Over the last years he has worked mainly for international feature film projects all over Europe. Last year he designed the German series Babylon Berlin for SKY and the ARD. Hanisch is lecturing at film schools all over Germany. Since 2018 he is professor for production design at the International Film School (IFS) in Cologne.