Jamal has been working in the industry for 9 years in New York City, as well as internationally. Shooting short films, feature-length movies, as well as artistic videos for brands and artists has brought him the insight of understanding the needs of all types of stories and genres. In 2014, he won the Zeiss Precision Image Award. Following that, his contribution behind the camera on the short film Flowers allowed for the film to win Best Short at the 2016 American Black Film Festival. The film went on to air on HBO throughout 2017.
2018 brought opportunities in television, with TVOne's UNCENSORED series where Jamal lenses episodes featuring Lala Anthony and Charlemange. The latter episode garnered the network's highest rating for the season. 2019 saw favorable writeups for Jamal in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Magazine for his work on the feature film Angelfish. The film went on to be featured in TIFFs 2020 Next Wave Film Festival. For him, these momentous achievements cemented the belief that improvement is key and should be utilized in strengthening each and every frame.