Ellen Malmer received her education from the arts and crafts school in Copenhagen and graduated from the textile line in 1965.
Despite her main line being textiles Ellen Malmer was employed by Royal Copenhagen as a designer of faience. This has led to many bowl, dishes and vases that are a main stable in many Danish homes.
Ellen Malmer worked for Royal Copenhagen from 1965-1988 and have had her own exhibition for Royal Copenhagen both at home and abroad. Among other places she has exhibited in Seibu Art Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, in 1981.
Furthermore she has worked and exhibited in paper collages, textiles and interior design.