HAM is the brainchild of artist and illustrator Joanna Ham who graduated from The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University where she gained a degree in Fine Art with a specialism in anatomy. She formed her eponymous studio in 2011 and has since exhibited with Liberty, Designjunction, Mother, Billy Name, Topshop and Colette Paris. In addition she has created bespoke artwork for Eurostar and Nike.
Jo’s work seeks to celebrate the everyday. Informed by her studies and early career as a brand strategist, she has always been fascinated by popular culture and zeitgeist, in particular life’s simple pleasures and how we interact with one another through work and play.
Jo founded HAM to further explore a series of animal motifs she had developed whilst at university - creating a world where the characters offer social commentary by immortalizing our daily rituals, likes and hobbies for all to enjoy.
Jo also works in collaboration – HAM has created gold leaf artwork for Print Club London, a giant mural for kids design shop Molly Meg, store windows for retailer West Elm and limited edition art prints for the cancer charity Maggie's.