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HAM The Illustrator

Illustrator, Art Director & Creative StrategistLondon, United Kingdom
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HAM The Illustrator
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HAM The Illustrator

Illustrator, Art Director & Creative StrategistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I believe good storytelling can change the world; the problem is that we need more diverse voices telling these stories and more brands supporting and amplifying them in an authentic way. As a Black London-based Art Director, Illustrator & Creative Strategist, I use multimedia storytelling to engage new audiences in more impactful ways. Over the last 5 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the world collaborating with world-renowned brands (including Nike, adidas, MTV, Warner Music and many others) on experimental and creative launch campaigns, all whilst developing my own immersive Trap-Opera VR/AR project entitled "Munkination" in partnership with the Royal Opera House, Visualise and Think Film Impact Productions. In my work I explore the intersections between art, music, and immersive technology to help create more compelling and equitable narratives around topics that affect us all. I believe that the role of a storyteller is to teach people what they don't already know, empower them to do things they never thought possible, and inspire them to care about things outside of their own reality and everyday that’s what I hope to achieve with the work I put out into the world. Find me involved in: - All things art, tech, and music - Social Impact & Climate Change - Diversity Equity and Inclusion - Web 3.0 and The Metaverse (particularly in digital communities, impact and the interoperability of digital goods and services in the space) - Immersive Design & Storytelling - Community Engagement & Growth - Digital Marketing & Advertising - Brand & Creative Strategy
Projects
  • Adidas Siya x AWJ
    Adidas Siya x AWJAdidas commission for the British and Irish Lions Tour Final Leg against South Africa celebrating Adidas Rugby Icons Siya Kolosi and Alun Wyn Jones.
  • Nike x Highsnobiety
    Nike x Highsnobiety‘Nike commissions seven creatives to design Air Max trainers inspired by art movements’ https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/air-max-270-react-nike-graphic-design-290719
  • THRONE
    THRONE"The attempt to satisfy greed is like drinking salty water when thirsty. When lost in greed we look outward rather than inward for satisfaction, yet we never find enough to fill the emptiness we wish to escape. The real hunger we feel is for knowledge of our true nature." - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
  • King Merky
    King MerkyAlways admired the character and drive of this individual and after watching his Glastonbury performance with the Banksy stabproof vest I knew right then I had to do my flip on it.
  • Notorious
    NotoriousTribute to legendary Hip-hop Icon Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G" Wallace (1972-1997)
  • King Nip
    King NipA tribute dedicated to the late and great Nipsey Hustle
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Projects credited in
  • Georg Estelle - Taste Of You
    Georg Estelle - Taste Of You(Instagram handles) Produced by Oscar Bell @oscarbellmusic Written by Oscar Bell and Georg’ Estelle @georgestellemusic Director - Melissa Cofie @maco.media Creative Director - Georg’ Estelle Assistant director - Richie Mafwa @richiemafwa Co-director - Ham The Illustrator @hamtheillustrator Model - Geovannie Simms @geosimms Choreographer - Eleonora Milani @ellimilani Dancers - Eleonora Milani & Claudia Alarms Location - Giulia Tonci @gi_n_tonic
  • Agency
    AgencyWe represent an amazing diverse artist roster that provides a variety of art-based services such as art and visuals for Music Projects, Book Covers, Marketing & Advertising, Murals, Brand Partnerships, and Editorial Illustrations.
  • Adidas Siya x AWJ
    Adidas Siya x AWJAdidas commission for the British and Irish Lions Tour Final Leg against South Africa celebrating Adidas Rugby Icons Siya Kolosi and Alun Wyn Jones.
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Work history
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    Creative Director, Lead Artist & Music ProducerMunkination
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Winner of the CPH:LAB 2019 Programme, the Immersive Opera 2019 Award, the Creative XR 2020 Programme and nominee for the Fedora 2020 Digital Prize, Munkination: A Second Chance is a Multi-Award Winning immersive trap-opera experience which places the audience member at the center of a futuristic adventure story about climate change. Currently in production in partnership with The Royal Opera House
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    IllustratorHAM the Illustrator
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance illustration and digital art services for a variety of creative brands and corporations including Adidas, Stawberries & Creem Festival, Warner Music, Atlantic Records, MTV, Nike, JOAT Records, Sky TV, ASDA, Green Media, and Necklegram Film Productions. Work featured on High Snobriety, It's Like That, CPH:DOX, REMIX Summit, Music Business Worldwide, FEDORA Platform, Beyond Conference, The Courier Newspaper, I Am HipHop and GUAP Magazine and exhibited in 2018 at the 2Pac Changes Exhibition in Croydon.
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Character Illustration
  • Childrens Illustration
  • Comic Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Blog Illustration
  • Art Commissioning
  • Art Consulting
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Creative Branding
  • Creative Direction
  • Music Production
  • Cover Art
  • Book Covers
  • Cover Design
  • Brand Assets
  • Brand Activation
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Brand Collaboration
  • Brand Communication
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Marketing Branding
  • Art Directing
Education
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    Certification in Digital Music ProductionIcon Collective School of music
     - Los Angeles, United States
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    Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound EngineeringLondon School of Sound
     - London, United Kingdom
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Awards
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    BEYOND Conference Keynote SpeakerImmersive Labs
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    Creative XR ProgrammeCreative XR
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