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Live Oak Communications

Live Oak Communications Live Oak Communications is a student-run, faculty-led strategic communications agency in the School of Communication at Elon University. Students partner with business, nonprofit companies, and campus organizations to assist with public relations, advertising, social media strategies, graphic design, corporate identity, account planning, and research strategies.  Some of my duties include weekly [...]


Alt WASO National Park Service

Alt WASO National Park Service After President Donald Trump's inauguration, the National Park Service tweeted commentary about web pages disappearing from the White House website and retweeted an image to contradict President Trump's claim of record-breaking inauguration numbers. In retaliation, the Trump administration shut down the National Park Service's ability to tweet information, [...]


Dreamer Becomes the Designer

The Dreamer Becomes the Designer My goal was to engineer a card that gave the recipient an impression of my creativity and technical abilities in a very simple format while demonstrating that creative and cost-effective solutions are well within a client’s budget. I referenced Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic studies when designing the looping walk cycle [...]


A Graphic Design Student’s Guide to Freelance

A Graphic Design Student's Guide to Freelance Why wait until you graduate? Freelancing is a great way to jumpstart your career in graphic design. It lets you apply what you’ve been learning in school, close the gaps in your education with real-world experience, enhance your portfolio—and make a little money at the same [...]


Nutcracker “Sweet” Holiday Promotion

The Nutcracker “Sweet” Holiday Promotion This holiday promotion was a fun departure from the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. I used an Epson Inkjet printer to print my design on Strathmore Bristol paper. Printing on an inkjet printer helped reduce costs and allowed me to personalize the message inside of this promotional piece for each [...]

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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.