Prof. Peter Wippermann is the founder of the trend research agency Trendbüro, a consulting firm for social change. After his apprenticeship as a typesetter in his father's graphic design studio, Wippermann first worked as an art director at Rowohlt-Verlag and ZEITmagazin. In 1988, he founded the advertising agency "Büro Hamburg" together with Jürgen Kaffer and Peter Kabel.
He later became editor of the future magazine "Übermorgen" and designed the future events "Talk with Tomorrow" for Philip Morris. From 1993 to 2015, he taught as a professor of communication design at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.