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May Summers-Perkins 

Freelance illustrator and designer

from the south coast, England.

 Hello, howdy, hey, I'm May!

I have just completed 3 years studying BA (Hons) Illustration degree at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Graduating with a First Class Honours degree!

 After completing a Foundation Diploma there in Art and design, I decided to continue my studies further and develop my skills as an inspiring children's picture book creator.

As a driven Children's picture book maker, I have produced two books "Ralph" and "Keith". My next book is also in development. I am an avid pattern designer and typography lover. I enjoy taking inspiration from nature and the surrounding area here in the New Forest and south coast.


I exhibit at many craft fairs, where I enjoy speaking to the general public and seeing my work come to life in product form, such as on bags, greetings cards and printed gifts. I am happy to take commissions and have already designed a number of bespoke items for clients.

Selected Clients

Latest Exhibitions

I exhibited at the Handmade fair at Hampton court this September 2018. I had a fantastic time showcasing my work and talking to fellow stall holders and customers. I even met Kirstie Allsopp, who loved my work!

Riverside Kiosk

Picnic Park Deli

St. Lukes Primary School

Nine by Nine


"Pop up Bournemouth"



"Talking Pictures"




Dinosaur A to Z

"We got your dinosaur print for our son as a gift, and as I didn't recognise any of the dinosaur names (apart from Tyrannosaurus I think) I assumed they were made up. I now realise I was wrong and don't know my dinosaurs, but was interested as to your choice of "non -common" dino names, like fukuiraptor. Son loves it, and it looks great on his wall." Lewis Moss 2018

Commissioned artwork set of three 

"They are fantastic, and i don't think anyone could have done any better! thank you very much." Angela 2018


Riverside Kiosk

The Fordingbridge Book shop

Sandleheath Stores

The Bay Window Gift shop at Wilton

All the Cool Stuff 

Woodgreen Community shop

"Arts University Degree show"



"Suddenly last summer, showcasing graduate work"


Craft fairs 

Kirstie Allsopp the Handmade fair

Fordingbridge craft fair

The Teenage market 

Salisbury Chalets 

Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 

The Makers Market

Local school fairs