Born 1971, Markus Dressen graduated from the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts in 1999. The collaborative project Spector was founded in 2000 and Markus is co-editor of its magazine outlet, Spector cut+paste. Spector can be an office, a publishing house, a magazine, a network or even a temporary venue in Leipzig. Even so, work on publications on contemporary ﬁne art is at the core of Spector. Since 2004 Markus has been senior lecturer for first and second year graphic design at the Leipzig Academy.