Franz Langer studied American cultural history, American literary history, and psychology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and LMU Munich. He received his MA in January 2011 for his thesis entitled "Action Sports: From Niche Sport to Mainstream Spectacle." After graduating, Langer worked in the sales department of Nike Deutschland as well as for a sports public relations agency. He has also worked as a staff writer for Factory Media, Europe's biggest action sports publisher, and as a social media coordinator for the Messe München.
Since 2017 Langer is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).