As a teenager he grew up in the west German countryside, later fled to the "wall-city" of Berlin.

JAWU has been a part of Berlin since the 80's excluding a couple of years spent in London.

Here he developed his own design cosmos as an autodidactic genius funktioning autonomically in his own realm but always in tune with the times.

Berlin is Punk and Wave, then Grunge and techno. The reality of life and inspiration for JAWU's work. In fashion jewelery design he creates his own world and was soon to be discovered by brands from Tokio, Paris and London and invited to cooperate with them.