Tanel lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. He has educated as jewellery artist(MA) in Estonian Academy of Arts (1995-2005, by prof. Kadri Mälk) and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (1997-98, by prof. Ruudt Peters). He has shown his work since 1996, which includes jewellery, photography and fashion. He is working as a jewellery artist, design editor for daily Eesti Päevaleht, free-lance fashion photographer and since 2004 he has been a teacher at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He took part in the exhibition Natural/Articial, curated by Luzia Vogt for Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in 2012.