The Professor


Published and renowned artist, Barry S. Anderson, has over 30 years experience in fine and commercial art with a concentration in the Art of Special Effects. Mr. Anderson’s fascination with monsters, fantasy, and the strange and unusual began during his childhood when he inherited his talent from his great-grandfather and mother. Mr. Anderson thrives when he is able to express himself and his imagination through art.

After attending The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and Berger Institute of Production Technology, Mr. Anderson began his career working with a variety of mediums to include industrial mold making and bronze casting, commercial design, museum wax figures, sculpture, prop design, television, and movie special effects. With many years in the film industry, he has credits in many films such as: As Night Falls, Hairspray, Jeepers Creepers, and Day of the Dead. You can also see Mr. Anderson’s work in television through PBS documentary series, “Secrets of the Dead”, National Geographic’s, “The Mummy Road Show”, The Learning Channel’s, “Super Sleuths” documentary, and longtime running show, “Miami Vice.” During his career, he has also shared his vast experiences and knowledge with many
apprentices, students, and colleagues during his tenure at Full Sail University, and International School of Visual and Entertainment Design.

His versatility and creative success in the arts and entertainment industry has propelled Mr. Anderson to explore other business areas such as military medical training, material science research, forensics, and emergency preparedness. A personal interest in injury simulation and medicine led Mr. Anderson to collaborate with leading engineers and clinician to develop medical training devices for the Department of Defense and private sector.

His extensive portfolio and artistic talents are truly what you call, “outside the box” and his dedication and passion for art is immeasurable. After 17 years in the corporate world as the Art Director for Ripley Entertainment, Inc., the next stage for Barry is to create a long lasting legacy through the formation of his own venture, Transmutation Designs, where he will be continuing to evolve his art by merging it with the latest technology.


  • Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Museum Figure Maker
  • Prop Designer
  • Sculptor
  • Mold/Casting Maker
  • Prosthetic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Instructor
  • The Professor