2011 C2E2 Bio
Hansen has made all types of art since his earliest childhood memories. His mother and father’s encouragement of his artistic endeavors always have and continue to be his base. The purity and minimalism that helped him break down art into its simplest form to educate his students were the final lessons learned to take the leap into starting TGB CUSTOMS. After teaching visual art for 7 years he restructured his career & life around his sons (MJ & Kobe), becoming a stay-at-home father while building TGB CUSTOMS.
For years MJ & Kobe would ask, “Dad, when can we make toys with you?” So in 2009 MJ and Kobe (10 & 8 years old at the time) took their character sketches and sculpted them. Of course the molding and casting are their father’s contributions to the collaborations.
THEGODBEAST/TGB CUSTOMS Prototyping & Collaborations:
- Steve Forde/Go-Hero Spaceberg & Mini Zing
- Ion Tallman Lotus Dolls
- Ryan Schifrin Abominable (the movie)
- Matt Doughty/Onell Design Glyos
- Simeon Lipman/Freeman’s Art Hustle/Topps Star Wars Galaxy 6
- Jesse DeStasio SoundDave
- Ben Spencer Galaxxor
- Jason Frailey ClawShine
1995-2002 NKCSD Visual Art Educator
2002-Present TGB CUSTOMS