Niko Manikas is born and lives in Vienna.

He has been studying Graphic Design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and the University for Applied Arts in Vienna , from where he graduated in 1998.

From 1999 to 2006 he lived and worked in Helsinki, Finland. Since 2007 he is back in Vienna. He founded his own office in Vienna. 2010 he moved with his office to a new space, the "Alpenmilchzentrale" in Vienna, where he shares a large office with two other Design companies, buenavista design and motterdesign.