Andreas Mikkelsen grew up in the town of Handbjerg, catching fish and lobsters which he sold to a nearby hotel. In his youth he moved to Copenhagen where he trained at the Niels Brock School before attending the Copenhagen Business School and finally taking a career as a sales manager for Georg Jensen in 1963. He quickly progressed at the silversmithy and in 1970 established his own design company, A/M Design where he developed his own jewelry for eight years before returning to Georg Jensen and in 1983 became the artistic director after it merged with Holmegaard Glassworks. Later, he moved to London to design watches and jewelry independently both A/M Design and Georg Jensen and in 1992 he was awarded both the Kaj Bojesen Prize as well as the Design Plus Award. Andreas Mikkelsen died on July 26th, 2008 at the age of 79.