Born in Denmark, Dorte Nielsen studied at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark and later at The School of Communication Arts in London. Her subsequent advertising career in London won her creative recognition at numerous international advertising awards. Since moving back to Denmark Dorte has been teaching creativity and creative thinking at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, were she is an associate professor, a head of department and a course leader of ”Creative Communication” BA education for Art Directors and conceptual thinkers. Dorte is the author of five books and numerous articles on creativity and creative thinking. She does research and development within the area and also works as a creativity consultant for businesses. In recent years Dorte also held the position of Chairman of Creative Circle, the Danish society for the creative industries with the collective aim of raising the level of creativity in Denmark. Creative Circle holds the biggest Creative Award Show in Scandinavia, celebrating creative excellence. Dorte holds a Master of Science in Creative Studies from Buffalo State, New York State University. Dorte also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership.