Cornelia Hess, born in Zurich in 1982. After she finished secondary school she moved to Bern to study Visual Communication at the Bern University of Arts. She completed her degree in the autumn of 2008 with her work «il étais une fois …». She now lives and works in Zurich.
Adrian Merz, born in Schiers in 1981. After a four-year training course as a polygraphic designer, he worked as a graphic designer for three years. He then studied Visual Communication at the Bern University of Arts. He completed this degree successfully in the autumn of 2008 with «il étais une fois …», which he produced in collaboration with Cornelia Hess. He also lives and works in Zurich at present.