Daughter of German parents, Karin Leiz was born in Seville in 1938. Despite having always lived in Spain, his childhood and adolescence are strongly marked by a predominantly German education. She completed her primary and secondary education in the German School in Barcelona. In 1961, along with Leopoldo Pomés, she founded a publicity company and she has been responsible for the script and art direction of many advertising campaigns, commercials and institutional documentaries since 1967. Karin has four children and seven grandchildren and has also been active in writing. In 2004 she published Urban Animals, a book of short stories focused on a very personal vision of Barcelona in the forties. In 2012 she has published Vegetables in many different ways (Círculo de Lectores & RBA Libros), a cookery book with more than 1,400 recipes on vegetables.