Herbert H. Schultes completed his Engineering and Design degree in Munich. From 1961-67 he worked as assistant of the chief designer at Siemens AG. After teaching at the “Kölner Werkschulen” he implemented the college course "Industrial Design" in Munich. From 1967-85 he was partner of Schlagheck & Schultes Design and worked on the corporate design of companies such as Agfa, Marker, Atomic, Braun and projects of Siemens, Bulthaup and ClassiCon amongst others. From 1985-2000 Schultes was the chief designer of Siemens AG and responsible for the worldwide Industrial and Corporate-Design of the company, initially in the Central Department of Design and later as the managing director of the Siemens Design und Messe GmbH and the designafairs GmbH. Schultes is still designing in a studio near Munich and has been a great influence on German design as a leading figure of various academies and institutions. He was awarded the "Bundespreis für Förderer des Designs" in 2001 and the order "Verdienstkreuz am Bande der Bundesrepublik Deutschland“.