Ben van Dyke was born in Ft. Lauderdale Florida in 1976. He received his MFA from the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in 2006 and his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design in 1999.
Between 1997 and 2003, Van Dyke worked in the advertising industry in Western Michigan. Since 2003, he has been involved in more than 30 exhibitions in North America, Europe, and Asia.
In 2006, Van Dyke was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to The Netherlands. During this time, he was an Artist-in-Residence at NLXL in The Hague and worked on design projects for clients such as the European Space Agency, DOK Architecten, Weiden + Kennedy Amsterdam, Sharp Inc., PTT, Holland NS, The Koorenhuis, KPN, and The Roderick Danstheater Internationale.
Following his work in The Netherlands, Van Dyke was invited to join the Visual Studies faculty at The State University of New York at Buffalo, where he currently teaches courses in Design History and Typography.