Sven Bindseil, born in Hamburg, studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Afterwards, the stage and costume designer worked as a set assistant at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Bremer Theater. Since 1993, he has been working as a freelance designer and has worked across genres at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, the Staatstheater Stuttgart and Augsburg, Opéra de Montpellier, Theater Dortmund, Stadttheater Gießen, Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam, Theater von St. Gallen, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Landestheater Coburg, Metropol Theater Berlin, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Nationaltheater Mannheim and Staatstheater Braunschweig. He has also been engaged at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, the Bonn Opera and the Potsdam-Sanssouci Music Festival, as well as at the Spoleto Festival and Lehár Festival in Bad Ischgl. He has worked with the Leipzig Opera and Musical Comedy for many years. There he created the costumes for Kálmán's "Die Csárdásfürstin", Lehár's "Der Graf von Luxemburg", Frank Wildhorn's musicals "Jekyll & Hyde" and "Der Graf von Monte Christo", Bizet's "Carmen" and Nico Dostal's "Prinzessin Nofretete", Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Wagner's "Das Liebesverbot" as well as for the Verdi operas "Don Carlo" and "Il trovatore", among others.
At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Sven Bindseil presents his costume design for Moritz Eggert's "Iwein Löwenritter".