Jam Grantham graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 where he studied Drawing & Applied Arts. That year he was Highly Commended by the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. His work is mainly focused around picture books that include aspects an adult reader can also appreciate. The characterization in his work sets a playful tone, and the balance of pencil lines with colourful textures created using digital media creates simple but sophisticated images.
As a book enthusiast, words play a strong part in his artwork and creating a balance between the two is an important aspect. He takes his inspiration from his passion for silliness, film, photography, sweets and day to day life.