Born and raised in the Harz Mountains of Germany, Joerg was trained and worked as dental technician before moving to Ireland where he herded goats, photographed and painted. After traveling across Europe he ended up in Los Angeles where he attended Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture, which was founded in the spirit of the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum became the foundation for his professional life as a graphic designer and photographer.
Joerg graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Photography and Visual Communications and worked for various design firms and agencies in Chicago while all along maintaining his photography practice.
One of Joerg’s ongoing photography projects is Picturing Evanston.