Marcus Botsch was born in 1961. After completing a journeymen exam for precision engineering, he first studied oriental studies and the history of art, and then followed by completing a degree in Industrial Design at the University of Essen. His first work experience was in the furniture & accessory branch, where he specifically dealt with shop design and guidance systems. After founding his own company, he reworked the corporate design of the Berliner Wasserbetriebe and worked for the German Heart Center in Berlin to design the artificial heart Excor. He is a guest- and substitute professor at the HfbK Hamburg and the University of Essen, and is the head editor of Design Revue, first Dean of the Dr. Stahl Institute, patron DDH, co-initiator of the Red-nose-award, and a freelance writer for the magazines form and Design-Report.