We plan. We sketch. We strategize. We argue. We collaborate. We make explosions. Our team does whatever it takes to bring a great idea to life. Design with guts.

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STATS

Headquarters: Downtown Portsmouth, NH
Founded: November 17, 2010
Tools: Pencil, Paper, Adobe CC, Caffeine, Taekwondo
Core belief: "Timidity leads to mediocrity."
Heroes: George Lois, LBJ, Biggie Smalls
Supporters of: RESULTS, 3S Artspace, PMAC, NHWF, NHPR, NHCADP, PPAF, good people doing great things.



Branding

Naming

Strategy

Print Design

Packaging

Web Design

Type Design

Creative Direction

CAPABILITIES

Art Direction

Illustration

Environmental/Interior

Iconography

Publications

Production Coordination

Advertising

Copywriting


SMALL CREW, BIG RESULTS.

Dylan came to design in his mid twenties, after getting his hands dirty as a printing pressman, an oar builder, + cook. He began his career in marketing, first at legendary indie label Yep Roc Records before moving into advertising as a Copywriter, Ass't Marketing DIrector, + eventually Creative Director. Dylan has worked in Boston, NY, North Carolina, + New Hampshire and created work for clients including Sports Illustrated, Ford Motors, National Geographic, Subway, Time, + more. His work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, popular blogs, + on gallery walls. In his free time Dylan designs + prints gig posters, teaches print making classes, rides crusty old motorcycles, + travels to far off (usually bizarre) locations around the globe. He lives across the bridge in Maine in a renovated barn with his wife + two cats.

Dylan Haigh
Creative Director / Co-Founder

Kristy's career began at the largest textile designer in North America where she designed patterns for clients ranging from Target to Ralph Lauren. She cut her teeth as an account executive, designer, and project manager at a storied NYC advertising agency where she managed and created work for accounts like Oracle, Lufthansa, + the New York Yankees, among others.  Kristy has won numerous awards for her concepts and writing + has been featured in national magazines, galleries, + international campaigns. She has a passion for social justice work and she commits her time to RESULTS, a non profit anti-poverty organization based in DC, as a grassroots organizer. When she's not saving the world or being the boss, you can find her devouring S. American fiction, punching through boards at her dojang, + petting her weirdo cats. Email Kristy

Kristy Martino
Master of Strategy / Co-Founder

Kelsey is a talented graphic designer who received her education in the design program at the Maine College of Art before working at a notable ad agency in Burlington, Vermont where she produced snowboards for Burton + Forum. She began at HAM as an intern in 2012 and became our first official employee in early 2014. She has a deep understanding of complicated layouts + grid systems and a talent for illustration - two skills that one person is rarely adept at simultaneously. Kelsey is a Portsmouth native with a passion for all New England winters have to offer - if you can’t find her elbow deep in design, you’ll find her knee deep in snow. Email Kelsey  

Kelsey Wise
Graphic Designer


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