Michael Maria Morgenbesser

Writer, Creative Director, Glamour Ghoul


I don’t come up with ideas on my desk. I call it work.
I don’t write quietly. I call it getting stuff out.
I don’t jog. Ich renne.
I don’t just work these days, I also study philosophy. I call it life.

I won Austria’s very first D&AD Yellow Pencil, Best of Discipline pencil at The One Show, Grand LIA and the first Gold Lion in six years for an Austrian advertising campaign. I was ranked number 
29 Creative Director globally by The One Club in 2022. This will probably never happen again, but I’m trying. I call it staying sharp.

Die Macht über das Fleisch.
Die Freiheit über den Geist.
Die Gnade der Arbeit.
Die Ästhetik der Existenz.

Agencies I worked with.
Jung von Matt DONAU (current), TBWA/HEIMAT Berlin, TBWA/Madrid, Jung von Matt NECKAR, Jung von Matt HAVEL, Antoni, Vice/Virtue, Freundliche Grüße Zurich, DUDE Milano, Knallgrau Vienna.

Clients I worked for.
Vienna Tourist Board, Burger King, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Vodafone, Opel, Genesis, HORNBACH, Steigenberger Hotels, Heineken, Leopold Museum and many more.

Magazines I founded or worked with.
Fragmente Deutschland, Kaput Magazin, Vice, Igittbaby, TheGap, Rock Hard, Kulturpegel and more.


BA in Social Sciences, Deutsch, English, French, Russian. Bridgehouse Leadership Seminar. Jung von Matt Academy Mentor.

Member of the German Advertising Film Academy.
Member of Art Director’s Club of Europe.
Member of Art Director’s Club Germany.
Member of Creative Club Austria.