Thomas »Tom« Kleiner was born in Berlin as the youngest son of a clergyman’s family in 1967. After spending his school years in Bremen and sojourns in Nebraska (USA) and at the French Riviera, he returned to Berlin to train as a photographer at the Lette-Verein.
This was followed by studies in graphic design at the University of the Arts Bremen and the foundation of GfG in 1994. Among the distinctions his work has received are the »iF award« and the Joseph Binder Award.
Thomas Kleiner is married and has two children.