Derek Hamm is a designer and educator living in central Kansas. He teaches graphic design at Tabor College in his hometown of Hillsboro, creates visual identities and websites for local organizations as one-half of the design studio Prairie People, produces socially-engaged and community-based projects, co-manages The Bank Art Space in Matfield Green, and helps coordinate the Tallgrass Artist Residency centered around the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.