After studying industrial design in Kiel, he worked in various positions in design offices and in industry, including at Rolf Heide in Hamburg and as head of design development at the kitchen manufacturer SieMatic. In addition, he was self-employed for a long time with his wife Christina Balcke-Herlyn as DIETZPRODUKTGESTALTUNG, who continues to run the Bielefeld office alone today. The duo have created a variety of award-winning designs. Joerg Dietz worked as a freelancer for Ars Nova, Venjakob, SMV, Sonae Arauco, Christian Kröger and Villeroy & Boch, among others. Most recently there was the Red Dot Product Design Award 2019, the German Design Award, the interzum design award 2019 for his Surteco project "Compact Style". In 2019 Joerg Dietz was an active member of the COLORNETWORK® expert committee.