Having graduated with a degree in industrial design from the academy of fine arts braunschweig, fritz frenkler worked for frogdesign germany and usa. in 1986, he set up and lead frogdesign asia. from 1992 to 1997 he held the position of general manager of wiege wilkhahn entwicklungsgesellschaft, before becoming head of design at deutsche bahn ag and general manager of deutsche bahn medien gmbh. in addition to his role as consulting partner of f/p design, fritz frenkler holds several positions in organisations and juries. he is a board member of the if industrie forum design, hanover and chairman of the if product design award jury. he is a regional advisor of icsid (international council of societies of industrial design), montreal and co-founder and board member of the universal design e.v., hanover.
in 2005 fritz frenkler was nominated as a honorary professor in the department of industrial design at the academy of fine arts braunschweig. since 2006 he holds a chair as university professor in industrial design at the technical university munich.