Chad Behnke

3-part poster design featuring fun facts about the electric eel
3-part poster design featuring fun facts about the electric eel

While visual design and UI have formed the core of my professional experience, my design passions are wide-ranging, and I use personal projects to advance my skills and experiment in a number of different areas, including 3D, AfterEffects and animation, advanced Photoshop techniques, graphic design, and concept art.

Hand of Glory: mythical object that picks any lock
Hand of Glory: mythical object that picks any lock
The NBPS investigates mythological events, objects, and people
The NBPS investigates mythological events, objects, and people
The definitive edition of the student manual for casting spells
The definitive edition of the student manual for casting spells
Logos for Discovery Defenders, a pulpy/spy-inspired project about mythology and magic
Logos for Discovery Defenders, a pulpy/spy-inspired project about mythology and magic

In addition to hard skills, these projects allow me to explore concepts, aesthetics, and messaging that are all dear to me. Many of the projects that I have created include elements of retro design and illustration. Uncanny Tales of Science! & Discovery Defenders are about creating vintage, pulp-inspired worlds where the viewer learns all about the rich mythologies of our worlds’ cultures.

Keen Industries of the early-to-mid-twentieth century created cutting-edge transportation technologies
Keen Industries of the early-to-mid-twentieth century created cutting-edge transportation technologies
Let Canopy take you to one of their off-world vacation destinations...if you dare
Let Canopy take you to one of their off-world vacation destinations...if you dare
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Animated logo for Ultramodern Productions
United Worlds: Interstellar property management
United Worlds: Interstellar property management

Many of them are about science-fiction, fantasy, storytelling, and futurism, as I am inspired by the worlds of concept art and film production. Ultramodern Productions is a project I conceptualized to create brand identities for futuristic companies.

Poison dart frog illustration
Poison dart frog illustration
Anatomy of a fish scale
Anatomy of a fish scale
Chart showing the charactertics observed in finches by Darwin
Chart showing the charactertics observed in finches by Darwin

And many of them have some sort of educational bent to them as well. Tangent is a project about making illustration and art that teaches people about science and nature. I have always been fascinated by science, history and mythology, and strive to make my viewers excited about those same topics too, and about learning and education in general!