- MFA in Industrial Design at Konstfack University college of arts, craft and design, Stockholm 1989.
- A founding partner of Rififi design and advertising agency,
- Since 1995 manager of the company Mikael Varhelyi & Son AB.
- Mikael Varhelyi & Son AB works mainly with Production Design for feature films, theatre and TV, but also as exhibition– and interior designer.
List of clients includes: Sony pictures, Universal, Buena Vista, Disney, Goodyear, Acne
Coca Cola co., IKEA, Swedish Armed forces, Canal Digital, Lotto, Gant, H&M, Tic-Tac, Hals, Royal Family, Carlsberg, Volvo, VW, Sisley /Benetton and more
- Mikael Varhelyi is a lecturer at Design schools and workshops all over Europe.