Ariane Spanier was born in Weimar, Germany. She studied visual communication at the Art Academy Berlin-Weißensee. After a stay in New York she opened her design studio in Berlin in 2005.
Since 2006 Ariane has been the creative director of Fukt, an annual magazine for contemporary drawing.
Spanier has won many awards, including from the Type Directors Club of New York, D & AD, the 100 Best Austrian, German and Swiss Posters Competition, the Graphis Poster Annual and, in 2011, the design competition for the design of Kieler Woche, the largest sailing festival in the world with its unique design history.
She has been a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2013. Ariane Spanier lives and works in Berlin.