Nicole Sanner studied Industrial Design at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (ABK) Stuttgart.
After working as freelance designer at Fraunhofer Institute IAO Stuttgart in the Competence Center Virtual Reality and as Senior designer at the design agency Struppler Associates in Munich, she founded 2002 her own design office Sannerdesign in Munich.
Sannerdesign is focused on e.g. usability, exhibition and industrial design.
Since 2002 Nicole Sanner is lecturer for design, specialised in Universal Design at the Akademie für Gestaltung und Design of the Handwerkskammer (HWK) München.
Since 2016 she is assistant lecturer for ergonomics at the Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences in the department of Master´s degree programme Interior Architecture and Furniture Design.