His professional highlights include designing print and digital promotional content for five-star resort hotels, managing proposals for real estate developments valued up to one billion dollars and managing the graphic design department for an international design firm. Benny also created thousands of architectural photographs for an international commercial real estate firm, and he provided photo editing services for an international magazine published to 500,000 subscribers.
Benny’s personal and volunteer work in the art community includes exhibiting his personal work to the public, teaching photography classes for veterans, mentoring disabled artists and contributing articles to journals. Benny believes that inspiring creativity in arts and culture is an important investment for all communities. The benefits to society include stronger critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as increased understanding of different views and perspectives.
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Benny van der Wal has worked for international websites and magazines as well as top creative agencies since coming to the United States from his native Sweden. He has been a leader on many promotional campaigns, providing direction for design and collaborating on comprehensive marketing strategies.
Benny graduated Summa Cum Laude from the MFA in professional photography program at Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California, in 2011. His personal work has received international recognition and is displayed in museums, art galleries, and other public and private institutions. To see Benny's personal work, visit BennyvanderWal.com.