Prof. Klaus Hesse

Klaus Hesse

Klaus Hesse born in Elberfeld studied Photography and Typography at the University of Wuppertal. Following his studies, 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 responsible for the corporate image of numerous renowned German companies. In 2004, the specialist media nominated Hesse Design as the most creative design studio in Germany. In 2006, Klaus Hesse won the design competition at “Kieler Woche”. In 1993, he was appointed Professor for Communication Design in Dortmund and, in 1998, also in Essen. From 1999 to 2020 he taught as professor for conceptual design at the Offenbach am Main University of Art and Design. From 2011 to 2018 he was dean of the art department of the HfG Offenbach. Since many years he is teaching in Australia, China and South Africa too.


Klaus Hesse has been one of the initiator of the "11 Designers" in 2003, the "1st Graphic Design Biennale Germany China" 2010, editor-in-chief of "sushi - Magazine for Young Creativity" from 1998 to 2016 and together with Felix Kosok responsible as curator of the "Making Crisis Visible" exhibition in Frankfurt. Klaus Hesse is a member of the Type Directors Club of New York.


Making Crisis Visible

sushi – Magazine for Young Creativity

1st Graphic Design Biennale Germany China


University ranking in Germany:

In 2006 the news magazine »Focus«, in cooperation with the Art Directors Club für Deutschland ranked creative universities for the first time. That year the »Communication Design« course at HfG Offenbach, headed by Prof. Klaus Hesse, took first place. This success was based on the numerous awards won by his students and on his own personal success in competitions.


Memberships:

Type Directors Club of New York

www.tdc.org


Initiative:

»1. Grafikdesign Biennale Deutschland China 2010« in Offenbach


»We do not have to give up yet« Eleven Designer for Germany. Initiative of Klaus Hesse and Fons Hickmann

www.11designer.de


Board:

From 2004 to 2008 member university council of University of Applied Sience Mainz


Juries:

Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet 2002, Essen/Germany

100 Beste Plakate 2005, Berlin/Germany

Braun Preis 2003-2005, Kronberg/Germany

Art Directors Club für Deutschland 1993-2011 Berlin/Germany

Platinium Graphic Design Competition 2013, Hangzhou/China

Shanghai World Expo Museum 2014, Shanghai/China

Haze Poster Competition 2014, Beijing/China

Hiiibrand 2014, Nanjing/China

Asia Next 2015, Suzhou/China

International Design Biennial 2016, Wenzhou/China

Biennale of Posters for Peace 2017, Nanjing/China

Personal awards

100 beste Plakate 02, 03, 05, 07, 08, 13

Shenzhen International Poster Festival 15, 16

2nd Korea International Poster Biennale 04

A'Design Award 2019

American Center for Design 00

ADC Deutschland

89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 00, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 13

ADC Europe 91, 93

ADC New York 95, 00, 03

BDG Grafik Design 89, 91

Berliner Type

87, 88, 89, 92, 93, 94, 97, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 09

Cannes Cyber Lions 99

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum 10

Corporate Design Preis 02, 07, 08

Creativ Club Austria 94

D&AD London 02, 03

Deutscher Designer Club (DDC) 02, 03, 07, 15

Deutscher Multimedia Award 99

Designmanagement Europe Award 07

European Design Award 07, 08, 10, 13

iF-Design Award 95, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20

Red Dot Award

93, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19

New York Festival 92, 93

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 09

TDC New York

91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10, 11, 16

TIA London 93

Typography Germany 90


»Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland«

seit 2004 vielfach nominiert


»Kieler Woche«

Gewinner des Corporate Design-Wettbewerb für 2006


»Kreativstes Designbüro Deutschlands in 2004«

(Ranking Fachpresse)