After completing his training as a carpenter, Niklas Jessen went on to study architecture in Lübeck. Throughout his studies various projects involved the art of combining wood and light in an architectural way. After several years of experience in the field of architecture and successful participation of numerous competitions he longed for a way to apply his skills in practice and work with his own hands connecting the creative vision with actual craftwork. Launching Schneid in 2012 enabled him to approach the artistic design in a more tangible way. His special background and multifaceted projects at the interface of architecture, photography and design facilitate a broad and unconventional creating which has already won several awards with pieces like the Eikon or Zappy lighting.