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Phil Hansen

Multimedia Artist, Speaker, Author, Innovator

Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized artist who eschews conventional boundaries, choosing instead to work at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. His artistic journey nearly came to an end when he developed a tremor in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Hansen discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity. His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then disseminated around the world via features on PBS, BBC, and CCTV. He has spoken at the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. In addition to speaking and creating art, Hansen is a proponent for advancing art education. He’s the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. He is also the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, which offers high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.