Joel Benjamin Headshot

Joel Benjamin

  • Assistant Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres


MFA, Animation, DePaul University


Transplanted to Chicago atop rampaging bison from northwest Iowa, Joel Benjamin is an award-winning filmmaker and animator of both short and feature-length experimental and narrative animated films.

In 2007, Joel founded the Emmy-Nominated Motion Graphics company Electric Beard Productions where he worked as a motion designer on both corporate/commercial projects as well as more creative ones. Most of his time is spent working on moving things around pixel by pixel and developing carpal tunnel.