Born in 1954, Fritz Frenkler graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig) in 1983. Fritz Frenkler worked for frogdesign Germany and became design director of frogdesign USA. In 1986, he set up and lead frogdesign Asia. Between 1992 and 1999, he was president of wiege Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft, before becoming president of Deutsche Bahn Medien GmbH and chief designer of Deutsche Bahn AG.
In 2000, Fritz Frenkler and Anette Ponholzer established f/p design deutschland gmbh in Frankfurt am Main/Germany.
Fritz Frenkler is regional advisor of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design). He is a long standing member of the Board of iF design (Industrie Forum Design Hannover) and chairman of the jury of the iF product design awards. He is one of the founding members of universal design e.V. (2006), a non-profit association with a keen interest in all aspects of universal design.
Fritz Frenkler was nominated as an honorary professor in the department of Industrial Design at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig), in 2005. Since 2006, he holds a chair as university professor of Industrial Design at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM).