Freelance graphic designer and author based in County Durham, England.

Jacob Ham is an award-winning graphic designer and author based in County Durham. He is the founder of AlderHam, where he helps to develop brand identities and the occasional website. Currently he is working on his next two books, with one being themed around finding balance in every aspect of life and the other focusing on a narrative of sorts.

Over the years he has used his talent to tackle and raise awareness for ADHD and Anxiety through self-directed projects like HyperFocus. In March, he took part in the second Change Makers Event, hosted by Creative Conscience and the Design Museum at UAL to discuss how using creativity can help reduce the stigmas surrounding those topics. He even wrote his first book to help vent further on these issues and released it under the name Second Thoughts, some say it didn't suck.

Between 2014 and 2019, he has worked with various individuals and brands such as Streamer Market, Tyler Donovan and SunnySideLabs to help share their identity. Before making a mistake and opening his own studio, he did a few work placements at places like SailCreative and a few other studios in Newcastle.


  • NCD: Academic Achievement Award x2

  • Creative Conscience Award Winner x2

  • Behance Graphic Design Gallery x2

  • Behance InDesign Gallery x2

  • AIGA Behance Gallery x6

  • Adobe Awards Top Talent

  • Change Makers: for Mental Health 0.2

  • Lecture In Progress

  • Working Progress