Hansen Creative is a one man advertising creative
department and design studio. Barry Hansen graduated with
honors in 1988 from Brigham Young University, receiving
a BFA degree in Graphic Design. While at BYU he was selected
as one of 12 national Champion Imagination Scholars by
Champion Paper Company, and his student work garnered
awards in the 1987 Utah Intercollegiate Design Competition.

Barry went on to become an art director at Knape&Knape, an
advertising agency in Dallas, Texas. He worked as junior art
director on the American Heart Association campaign featured
in the 1989 New York Art Directors Annual. His work also
received awards in the 1989 Dallas Society of Visual
Communications and Dallas Ad League TOPS shows.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, in 1989 Barry moved
to Portland, Oregon, where he worked as an art director at
The Coates Agency (now Coates Kokes). In 1995 his work
for Georgia-Pacific received an International Association of
Business Communicators Award.

After six years in Portland, Barry returned in 1995 to his
hometown of Bellingham, Washington, and formed Hansen
Creative. A pro-bono print campaign and brochure he created
for United Way of Whatcom County won awards in the
1997 and 1998 United Way of America National Communica-
tions Contests. An annual report he designed for North Coast
Credit Union won a Spectrum Award in 1998.

After five years in Bellingham and another year in Portland,
Barry relocated in 2001 to Orem, Utah. In 2007 he moved to
Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he serves clients throughout the
country. He won the 2004 Pearl Award for Album Design
of the Year from the Faith Centered Music Association.

(Besides winning in 2004, Barry's CD covers have been
Pearl Award nominees five years in a row from 2003–2007.)

Barry also enjoys music and works as a vocal recording artist.
(See barryhansenmusic.com.) He and his wife Marian are the
parents of eight children. The Hansens are members of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
, and Barry
served a French-speaking mission in Québec from 1983–1984.

  

 

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