Born in 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland. Starts drawing early, inspired by the artistic surroundings she lives in. After the bachelor, Vanessa Thyes studies at the fashion school ‘Modedesignschule Brünn’ in Zurich. Studies the nude with the painter Jean Louis Bertrand at the University of Applied Arts Zurich.
In 1989, she starts working as a fashion designer in Milan, Italy. As a member of the fabric design studio ‘Melvin Anderson Designs’ in Milan, she works in an international team. Continues her studies of the nude with the painter Enrico Lui from Milan, and takes courses in several print techniques.
In 1993: stage as a costume designer at the theatre ‘Schauspielhaus Dusseldorf’, Germany.
For a long period, she produces hand painted scarves, ties, clothes and home textiles. In 1994, she starts her own business as a fashion- and home textile designer. She shows her creations for many years at the fabric design fair ‘Indigo’ in Paris. Trips in Europe and the United States selling her designs to textile print – or weaving-mills. Works for designers like Moschino, Missoni and Enrico Coveri. In 1997, she starts to collaborate with the home textile design studio ‘Union Design’ in Como, Italy.