Keynote Speaker Phil Hansen

Phil Hansen

Internationally Recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, and Innovator

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $30,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Minnesota, USA

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Some of Phil Hansen’s Key Accomplishments Include…

Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People”, Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator — at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen’s work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation. 

Why Phil Hansen?

At the request of some of his speaking clients, Phil has designed a unique art experience beyond the talk. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect.

For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil 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 shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil’s ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the 

TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. “Phil’s message of self-reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences-regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and re-energizes the creative spirit in us all.” – Ford Motor Compan

“We need to first be limited in order to become limitless.” – Phil Hansen 

Testimonials 5

  • Phil’s message of self reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences—regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and reenergizes the creative spirit in us all.

    Ford Motor Company

  • A number of years ago at our sales meeting we had a very expensive performance painter present. I can say that the impact of Phil’s talk with the fingerprint art project provided much more impact and value. Being
    able to connect all employees to a single work of art is absolutely incredible.”

    Bethany Quam

    General Mills President, Convenience & Foodservice Division

  • There are really smart speakers, there are really inspirational speakers, and there are really human speakers. Phil is all three. Can’t wait to hear him again!

    Brian Lewis

    CEO, International Society for Technology in Education

  • Phil Hansen is a master storyteller and shares his personal journey of challenge and triumph with sensitivity and humor. He is an engaging speaker who can connect with any audience. Phil is also one of the most creative artists I have seen. You never know what he will pick up next to make into a surprising and inspiring work of art.”

    Barbara Shepherd

    Director of National Partnerships, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • “Phil Hansen offered our sales team an uncommon, uncharacteristic and unexpected twist on traditional meeting presentations. His message was innovative, imaginative, and left us wanting more!

    Shawn O’Grady

    General Mills President, Sales and Channel Development

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Collaborative Art Experience

In addition to his inspiring talk, artist Phil Hansen can also provide a handson interactive art experience that brings your audience to gether to create a stunning and unexpected work of art. This fun, engaging and collaborative pro ject emphasizes the importance of embracing challenges through teamwork and demon strates the power of how our individual roles make up the whole. This unique experience fits seamlessly into his 1 hour presentation

Client keeps the final artwork!

The value of attendees participating in the Collaborative Art Experience …

  • The collaborative art experience is a brilliant experiential metaphor for real-team settings where each attendee has a unique individual contribution to the collective whole. When the artwork is revealed, attendees are in awe at the result and recognize that it could not have been possible without each person’s contribution. 
  • The WoW factor: One of the reasons that the Collaborative Art Experience has such amazing feedback is because it is so unique and no one can imagine what they’ll end up creating. 
  • This experience will be remembered forever. The client keeps the final art piece, which can be hung in the office to serve as a reminder of everyone’s participation and teamwork. It will also remind your team that it’s the people that make up an organization. 

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