Joanna Ham


United Kingdom
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About me

Joanna Ham is a British photogram and mixed media artist whose work seeks to capture and express the power of human sentiment. Her pieces – whether based on objects, people or animals - are borne of a desire to harness the emotions that surround us every day. Joanna gained a BA in Fine Art with a specialism in anatomy at The Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University. She has exhibited with Liberty London, The Other Art Fair, London Design Festival, Billy Name, The Serena Morton Gallery and Modern Art Oxford. In 2016 her work was selected for the National Original Print Exhibition by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. And in 2018 she was shortlisted for the Global Rise Art Print Prize and awarded the Aviva Women of Future Arts and Culture Prize. Joanna has created bespoke artwork for Nike, Hilton, The Berkeley, We Work, Print Club London and Eurostar’s 20th Anniversary. She is also the founder and illustrator of design brand HAM ( For buying and press enquiries please contact

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  • Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Retail Windows
  • Collaborations
  • Product Design
  • Brand Strategist
  • Business Owner
  • Collage

Companies I’ve worked with

  • HAM


    • Design

Work history




Aug 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Aside from her freelance illustration work, Joanna is also the founder of design brand HAM. HAM follows the contented life of Rabbit – capturing his daily adventures, sporting escapades and social outings in silhouette form on a range of thoughtfully crafted wares. Established in 2011, HAM’s minimal aesthetic seeks to add a serious edge to its playful subject matter. Childhood nostalgia and a fascination with the everyday are key themes that continue to inform HAM’s growing range of animal motifs, all of which have been created by London-based designer Jo Ham and brought to life by talented makers in the UK. HAM’s debut homeware collection of ceramics and fabrics were first picked up by Liberty and have since been exhibited in London, New York and Paris, featured on the pages of international magazines and resided on the shelves of leading retailers in over thirty countries around the world, including Colette, Topshop, Conran, Centre Pompidou and West Elm.



Oct 2001 - Aug 2004
  • Oxford, United Kingdom



Global Rise Print Prize

Rise Art

  • Shortlisted


Arts and Culture Prize 2018

Aviva Women of Future


National Original Print Exhibition

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers