Michael Hacker was born in 1981 in Feldkirch, Austria. He studied graphic design and advertising at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2005 he studied visual communication at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts for one semester. Since graduating in 2009 he works as a freelance illustrator and comic artist.
Michael does screen printed gig posters for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Green Day, Kvelertak, Dinosaur Jr., Mastodon and The Melvins.