Anette Ponholzer graduated from the Industrial Design Department of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany.
Later, she made designs for Wiege Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft Company located in Bad Münder (Germany). Previously she worked as a designer for Turett Collaborative Architects in New York.
In 1999, she became a self-employed person and has been managing partner of f / p design company since 2000.
Anette Ponholzer taught at the University of Technology in Stuttgart, Germany in 2007 as a visiting lecturer.