Award-Winning Graphic Designer

Ben has also won numerous awards for his graphic design work in blind juried, peer-reviewed, design competitions at the national level. Ben’s work has been featured in American Corporate Identity, Color Management, Creative QuarterlyGD USA, Type in Motion 2, and Visual 100s: Formats, Folds & Bindings.

Educator & Small Business Owner

Ben is an Associate Professor at Elon University and teaches Communication Design courses in the School of Communications. Ben also owns Accomplish Studios, LLC a small graphic design agency in Chapel Hill, NC. Ben bridges his love of graphic design with his love of teaching by following a teacher, scholar, mentor model.

Author & Student Advocate

In 2018, Ben authored Oh @#$% I’m Graduating! A Student’s Guide to Creating a Killer Portfolio with Kendall Hunt. Ben’s previous book was titled, A Graphic Design Student’s Guide to Freelance, published by John Wiley & Sons. These books help students bridge the gap between academia and professional practice.

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Short Biography

Ben Hannam is an award-winning designer, educator, author, and small business owner. He thinks of himself as a design tactician and problem-solver, and believes that creative solutions to everyday problems reinforce the value of graphic design and helps make the world a better place.