Prof. Klaus Hesse, born in Elberfeld, studied photography and typography in Wuppertal, worked as art director for advertising agencies such as Ogilvy and GGK Düsseldorf in Hamburg, Munich and Düsseldorf. Since 1988, designer and joint owner of Hesse Design. Chair of communication design in Dortmund and Essen 1993-1999. Currently chair of applied art at the University for Art and Design in Offenbach/Main. From 2011 to 2018 he was Dean of the Faculty of Art. Chief editor of »sushi – Magazine for young Creativity«. Member of the Type Directors Club of New York.