Urs Lehni was born in 1974 and graduated in 1999 from the University of Art and Design in Lucerne, in the graphics department. He became an independent designer in 2001 after having worked for Expo.02 and the Schauspielhaus Zürich under Cornel Windlin. Since that time, he has primarily worked on books for cultural institutions. He has run the studio Lehni-Trueb along with Lex Trueb since 2005. Along with this work, Lehni has also created his own projects, such as the Internet application www.vectorama.org, the Our Magazine series and the publishing project Rollo Press. He also gives workshops at various schools of art and design at home and overseas.