Þórunn María studied fashion design, tailoring and later costume and set design in Paris and Antwerp where she worked in both the fashion and theater world for 12 years. Here in Iceland she has worked as a designer in theaters and for movies and received the Edda Award and numerous Gríma nominations for her work. She has MA degree from the LHÍ's Art Education department and has been teaching along her work in the theater, e.g. at the Reykjavík Art School. Þórunn María has been a part time teacher in LHÍ since 2013.