Mirko Borsche (*1971) gained a post-graduate degree in Graphic Design from Kingston University, London,and completed his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, with a diploma in Communication Design. From 1994 to 1999 he worked as an art director for advertising agencies, including .start and Springer & Jacoby, on clients such as Levi’s, MTV and Mercedes-Benz. In 1999, Mirko Borsche became the art director of jetzt Magazin, a supplement for young people included weekly in the national daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Subsequently, Borsche worked for the publishing company Gruner + Jahr, co-founding and art directing NEON, a widely successful monthly magazine for young adults, until 2004, when he took on the artistic direction of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the newspaper’s renowned weekly magazine supplement. In 2007, Mirko Borsche founded his own graphic design studio and started working as a creative director for the national weekly newspaper Die Zeit and its magazine supplement ZEITmagazin.