Born in 1983 and raised just outside of Zurich, Claudia Pfyl now lives and works in Zurich. After obtaining her Matura (university entrance diploma), she graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) with a degree in design.
Having taken an interest in bags and leather goods, she focused her thesis on these topics and created bonvoyage - "the handbag for big city nomads." During and after her studies, she gained experience in designing accessories at various labels. In the summer of 2010, Claudia launched the label envoyage.