Tom Bracht was born in 1974. He completed an internship and training as a media designer at Step-Ani-Motion in Cologne. During that time he also worked on different projects for German television and industry clients, ranging from scientific visualizations to small commercials. He also did some animations for a German news broadcast and weather forecasts. After finishing his apprenticeship he studied Theater, Movie and TV Science at the University of Cologne. In October 2000 he began studies at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in the Animation class. During his studies, he also worked as a freelance 3D-artist and character rigger. In April 2005 he concluded his studies with a degree in Film and Media.