Mirjam Kuendig, born 1978 in Switzerland, made her diploma in fashion design in 2006 at the Universitiy in Basel, Academy of Art and Design, Institute Fashion Design. Before that, she completed her training in graphic design. Then she gave her creative urges free rein, and in doing so blurred the lines between fashion, art and graphic design. In her work as a designer, she has explored fashion design in wovens, knit and accessoires as well as print graphics, collage and drawing. This creative process has enriched her development in the field of fashion. Mirjam Kuendig founded her own line under the name 2ndSkin and since graduation up until today she creates unique pieces from design to production.

She has gained work experience in international companies, worked in Switzerland in a graphic studio and an international design consultancy specialized in apparel and graphics. She made experience as a fashion designer in New York at Shelly Steffee and Unit. Since Mirjam Kuendig started working for Sportmax in Italy, she discovered her great passion for knitwear. Later she moved to Paris and joined the design team of Vanessa Bruno as a knitwear and jersey designer. Mirjam is fascinated and enthusiastic about knitwear design because it allows to create the actual material, the textur, and the pattern of the design. In her works, the shape, colors and mixing of materials are essential elements.