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Joel Benjamin

Visiting Assistant Professor, Animation


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.


Recent Work