Prof. Klaus Hesse
Klaus Hesse (born in Elberfeld) studied Photography and Typography at Bergische Universität Wuppertal. After his graduation he worked as an art director in Hamburg, Munich and Düsseldorf. Together with Christine Hesse he founded Hesse Design in Düsseldorf in 1988, and in Berlin in 2001. Hesse Design is the brain behind the countless corporate designs of reputable German companies. In 2004 specialist media lauded Hesse Design as Germany’s most creative design firm. In 2006 Klaus Hesse won the “Kieler Woche” design competition.
In 1993, Klaus Hesse was appointed Professor for Communications Design in Dortmund, and in 1998 at Essen University. He has held a Chair at HfG Offenbach since 1999. In 2011, the School of Art (formerly Department of Visual Communications) elected him Dean. For many years now he has had regular teaching assignments at universities in China, Australia and South Africa. He co-initiated »11 Designers« (2003), the »1st Graphic Design Biennale Germany China« (2010) and has been Editor-in-Chief of »sushi« magazine since 1998. Klaus Hesse has won more than 200 international awards and is a member of the Type Directors Club of New York (TDC).
Something in the eye – Young political poster art
Students at the class of Prof. Klaus Hesse at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach from China, Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Europe have tackled pressing contemporary political and social issues at the Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main.
Exhibition »Keeping Face«
Together with the art department of Hochschule für Gestaltung, Klingspor-Museum presents an exhibition of current trends in Chinese packaging design.
Last edition of »sushi«
In July the last edition of »sushi« will be published. Since 1998, the yearbook has been conceived, designed and produced by a host of different student groups from Academy of Art and Design Offenbach (HfG).
Klaus Hesse, professor for Conceptual Design and Dean of Department Visual Communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach has been elected to join the ranks as DeTao Master of Identity, Design and Communication.
It's time for China 2030
Prof. Klaus Hesse, together with Prof. Huang Jun, staged an identity workshop for students at the GXNU School of Design in Guilin for a 2030 World Cup in China.
Clumpy - an exhibition on a million stories
On 5 December, 2014, the Schaufensterinstallation opens in Rüsselsheim featuring works by Nikolas Brückmann, Fabia Matveev and Yuriy Matveev (HfG students). Prof. Klaus Hesse (HfG) will talk about the work..
In September 1914, Klaus Hesse, Professor of Conceptional Design at HfG Offenbach, conducted a two-week workshop at Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA) and at GXNU School of Design - to kick off the "Outlandish" project..