Daniel Hermansen

Born and raised in the untamed abundance of the Rocky Mountains, Daniel gained the skills necessary to survive in the wild and a bachelors degree in biology and illustration from Southern Utah University. Little is known about Daniel in the years following graduation, but he finally resurfaced in 2015 with multiple medically related certifications, a beautiful bride, and his sites set on entering the recondite field of medical illustration.

Currently enrolled in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Daniel is learning the necessary skills to combine his passions for art and science. In the years ahead, Daniel is seeking utilize these skills to develop virtual and augmented reality medical applications for the universal betterment of mankind.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, May 2017

Thesis: A virtual reality guide to hospital autopsy: block dissection of the renal system

Thesis Preceptors:
Jody Hooper, M.D.,
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital

David Rini MFA, CMI, FAMI., Thesis advisor
Instructor, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

EMT Utah Salt Lake City, UT
Advanced EMT certification, 2014

Oquirrh Mountain Phlebotomy School Salt Lake City, UT
Phlebotomy certification, 2013

Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
Bachelor of Science in Biology/Zoology, minor in Illustration, May 2012

Experience & Activities

Emergency Medical Technician
University of Utah Hospital, Cardiovascular Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT 2014-2015

Primary Children’s Medical Center, Outpatient/Inpatient Teams, Salt Lake City, UT 2013-2014

Clinical Lab Assistant
Primary Children’s Medical Center, Microbiology Lab, Salt Lake City, UT 2013-2014

Adjunct Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology
Eagle Gate College, Salt Lake City, UT 2012-2013

Freelance Graphic Designer
doTERRA Pro, Alpin, UT 2012-2014

Vice President of Activities
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT 2011-2012

Graphic Designer
LearnKey, Cedar City, UT 2010-2011


  • Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Student Member, 2016 – present
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Student Member, 2016-present


Bob Waters Memorial Scholarship
2016     Society for Simulation in Healthcare

William P. Didusch Scholarship
2015-2017     Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Eagle Scout
2000     Boy Scouts of America