Hesign was established in Berlin, Germany in 2002. In 2007, the branch company in Hangzhou was opened to develop the Asian market. Hesign makes publishing, design, space and curation the focus of its business. Lead with international perspective and a dedication to design and cultural undertakings, combining the zeitgeist of European culture and the tradition of Asian culture, hesign has created many successful cases in the fields of publishing, design, space and cultural exchange, and earned a name for itself in the profession.
Jianping He studied graphic design at the China Academy of Art from 1991 to 1994 and graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree. From 1997 to 2001 he studied fine arts under Heinz Jürgen Kristahn at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he received his diploma and became a master student in 2001. In 2011 he did his doctorate in cultural history at the Free University of Berlin.
He taught at the Berlin University of the Arts from 2001 to 2008 and worked as a visiting professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a professor for doctoral students at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou from 2006 to 2019. In 2002 he founded his design studio Hesign based in Berlin. In 2008, he opened a second branch in Hangzhou, China. He was a member of the examinations panel for Master Level diploma at the ESAG Penninghen Art School in Paris. He also acted as a jury member of numerous international competitions, such as the 100 best posters of the year - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the International Biennale of Theater Poster, Rzeszow, the Interntional Poster Biennale in Warsaw, the International Poser Biennal, Ningbo and the Red Dot Design Award and the DFA Design for Asia Award in Hong Kong. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.