Bureau Mirko Borsche
What’s your background and how did you get into graphic design?
My roots are graffiti and illustration. I actually wanted to study art but I didn’t dare to apply. So I started with graphic design.
What made you realise you wanted to start your own studio?
At the beginning I didn’t plan on having my own Studio. I just wanted to work on a freelance basis. After some time many companies wanted to cooperate with me so I started to work with a bunch of other freelance graphic designers. Eventually this situation lead to the point of starting my own studio.
How big is your team?
At the moment there are 10 people working in the Bureau.
Do you have a design philosophy?
It´s hard to say that we don´t have a specific philosophy. We are always trying to treat every client individually and pay attention to the requirements. This way we can offer a perfectly coordinated and arranged product at any time.
What are the big challenges of doing editorial projects compared to, say identity work?
The main goal is to create a concept that doesn’t only reflect a brand. The big challenge is to create something special that causes enough attention to stand out between all other pieces of work out there. Another important point is: It really has to work on many levels and has to guarantee that it will sell well.
How do you normally take on new projects?
The first step is to meet and talk personally to the client to find out what he really wants. So we can avoid to prepare and suggest a design that is not desired.
What are the best parts about being based in Munich?
There are a lot of facts about Munich that i love. The Isar, the Mountains, the superb food and of course the friendly people. All together i can say that the standard of living is on such a high level that, in my eyes, it is the best city to work and live in.
What drives you to create, and how do you stay motivated over time?
My ongoing motivation is a result of the fact that i am really enjoying my work and it is a great pleasure that i am surrounded by people that I personally like. This is pure luxury to me and I am very happy about this.
How do you keep a good life/work balance?
Due to the fact that we are starting the work every day at 9am and call it a day between 6 and 7 pm.
What are your influences?
Art, culture but mainly music.
As a designer – what are your main subjects of interest?
My subjects of interests are industrial design, architecture and music.
Do you have a dream project or client?
Of course, I would really enjoy working for clients like the French or Italian Vogue, Saint Laurent, Prada, Pixar or Disney, Porsche and Tegernseer Hell.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
In my time off I do mostly sports. I regularly go boxing or enjoy a nice game of soccer.
Tell us something important you have learned.
To be patient.
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?
If i had to choose, it would be writing fairy tales for children.
It would be great if things would stay the same. Right now everything is just great and if my current situation would reach a higher level it would be fantastic!