Helmut Langer

helmut_langer_nagoya_2010-3HELMUT LANGER is director of Helmut Langer Design – Sustainable Conception and Visual Design for Global Communication – based in Cologne, Germany. He is the international ambassador of the GreenBaushaus Foundation and a founding member of the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), Austria. He is an Honorary Member of the International Poster Biennale in Mexico. He lectures at Ecosign / Akademie für Gestaltung in Cologne.
He served as Board Member and President of the International Council of Design (ico-D) from 1987 to 1993. As the only German Designer he was a contributor to the European White Book on Design, published by BEDA for the European Commission. He has spoken at design conferences and conventions throughout the world and has served as juror for innumerable design competitions. Helmut Langer has been appointed Honorary Professor by the Nagoya University of Arts (NUA) in Japan 2008. He is the first non-Japanese designer to receive this honorary title from NUA and the first German designer to receive such an honour from any Japanese University. His recent international commitments include:

– 2012 Professor Hebei University of Communications, Shijiazhuang, China

– 2012 Guest-Professor Hong Kong Institute of Design (HKDI), Hong Kong SAR

– 2012 Workshop World Resources Forum Beijing, China

– 2011 Opening Speach World Design Expo Taipei

– 2010 Guest-Professor Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

– 2008 Guest-Professor Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City

– 2007 Guest-Professor National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India

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