Ben Panfil

Ben Panfil is an Instructor in Residence for the Animation major at Bradley. He graduated from the program in 2020 and spent a few years animating freelance projects and working at the Peoria Riverfront Museum before returning to Bradley to teach. Ben teaches a broad range of animation skills and has overseen the development of brand new group projects for animators called the Animation Catapults. Whether he is teaching or creating work himself, he is motivated by a belief that great animation has the power to captivate, educate, and inspire. His animated work can be found at and his student’s work can be seen in the Giant Screen Theater and Dome Planetarium here at Fuse!