Christian Hanson is a simulation engineer at Mayo Clinic’s Anatomic Modeling Unit, specializing in the design and fabrication of highly realistic medical task trainers and patient education models. He has been fascinated by the art of special makeup effects since childhood, and has taken his interest in sculpture, painting, molding and fabrication into a variety of subjects. In addition to film effects, these include collectable models, Halloween masks and props, set building, animal sculptures, museum environments and his current field of medical simulation. Over the last few years, he has branched into digital sculpting and CAD design, creating new ways to merge his traditional art skills and effects techniques with the latest in 3D printing technology. Christian lives in Rochester, MN with his wife and daughter.
Simulation Engineer/Special Effects Designer