Mieke Van den Hende initiated StudioMie about 19 years ago. She first worked under different names: mvdhende for artwork, van den hende ontwerpt for graphic design and Ctrl-O for spatial design. With StudioMie she collects all disciplines under one roof.
Mieke Van den Hende is born in Ghent (BE) where she followed pre-university education and achieved her degree in 'Latin-Science' at the age of 18 at the 'Sint-Pieters-Institute'.
Afterwards she picked up a law study at the university of Ghent but soon switched to HoGhent, the university of applied science, to became 'landscape and garden architect' in with she succeeded in 1983.
She left Belgium to work at 'BTL Planbureau' a garden and landscape architectcompany in the Netherlands.
In 1991 she started at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, Breda, (NL) where she achieved her degree as 'Graphic Designer' in 1996.
Afther 4 years working at Grontmij, an engineering consultancy based in Eindhoven, she started in 1999 her own company, Mieke Van den Hende Ontwerpt, which is now called StudioMie.