A Day in the Life of VJ Mar-K.os

Markos Aristides Kern, known as VJ Mar-K.os, first started experimenting with live visuals at the age of 19 in his home town of Heidelberg, Germany. At the age of 22, Mar-K.os moved to Munich and founded his successful VJ-label/visual design agency Visual Drugstore having worked with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Intel, Audi, Red Bull, BMW, Hugo Boss.

In addition to this VJ Mar-K.os jet sets around the globe, fitting in international gigs into his intense work schedule. Mar-K.os has played alongside world renowned DJs in events such as Cocoon in the Park, Time Warp, Mayday, Thaibreak as well as nightclubs like the exclusive P1 Club & Lounge in Munich (where he is the resident VJ).

Mar-K.os and his crew from Visual Drugstore arrive at Maimarkthalle in Mannheim, Germany for Time Warp 2011. Are you ready for the action?

The venue of Maimarkthalle. Let the construction begin!

Muuccchhhhh better than before.

Cubes are up. Construction seems to be going well and now we head over to Mar-K.os and the crew…

The challenging task begins as Mar-K.os works his magic behind the computer or computers as we should say.

Testing, readjusting, more testing, and more readjustments made…

What do you think? Little improvement?

Test run success! Looking good Visual Drugstore!


Mar-K.os does the last minute check-ups whilst prepping his team for the upcoming 14-hour long event. In this business precision is the key, no room for errors or mistakes.

People arrive, lights are on, and music is playing. Technology at the ready.

Carl Cox? Check, Light Muses? Check.

Moonbootica begins and so do the magic cubes…


Wrapping up the final hour of the event, Mar-K.os and Visual Drugstore are over and out!

Video of the Time Warp event:

Thanks, Mar-K.os!

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.