Born in the Netherlands in 1964, attended the Gerrit Rielvield Academy in Amsterdam where he got his Design diploma in 1993. Came to Italy in 1992 for a stage at Studio Cappelli&Ranzo in Naples, then moved to Milan.
From 1997 to 2004 worked as head of the design department of Artemide and from 2002 to 2008 worked as an art director for Danese, Milan.
Has been a free lance professional since 2004.
In time Huub Ubbens worked with such companies.
Is a professor at the Vanvitelli Architecture University of Naples, the Architecture Polytechnic of Milan, the Sustentare school of design strategy of Sao Paulo (Brazil), the EID of Toulon (France), the La Sapienza University of Rome, the Polytechnic Design School “SPD” of Milan, Artfure of St. Petersburgh (Russia), CMA of Santiago de Compostella (Spain), Ensam of Montpellier (France), and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Toulouse (France).
Moved to Montpellier in 2010.