The graphic designer and comic illustrator was born in Eberswalde in 1962 and lives in Berlin. From 1982 to 1987 he studied at the Academy of Art Berlin. In 1992 and 1993 he lived in Paris, and later moved to San Francisco. He illustrates and designs books, print media, posters, and stamps, and has also created stage designs for the theatre and animations for TV. Since 1994 he has been a Professor for Illustration and Graphic Design at the UdK Berlin.