Gerald Kiska studied at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. He subsequently worked for several design studios both in Austria and abroad. They included Interform Design in Wolfsburg, Germany from 1984 to 1985; Form Orange in Hard from 1985 to 1986; Agentur Idea in Stuttgart in 1986; and later Porsche Design in Zell am See. In 1991, Gerald Kiska founded his own design studio in Anif, Salzburg, which in terms of floor space (5,000 sqm) and staff (more than 110 employees from 20 nations) is one of the biggest owner-operated studios in Europe today. From 1994 to 1995, he was a visiting professor at the Offenbach Academy of Art and Design (HfG), Germany. From 1995 to 2002, he was a founding member of and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria. Gerald Kiska became known through his work for the motorcycle manufacturer KTM. Today, he works in a wide variety of sectors, including the automotive industry, consumer goods, food and beverages, investment goods and professional tools, with a focus on the challenges posed by the development and strengthening of brands.