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May Summers-Perkins 

Freelance illustrator and designer

from the New Forest, England.

 Hello, howdy, hey, I'm May!

Graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a First Class 

 BA (Hons) in Illustration and a distinction in a Foundation diploma in art & design.

Being an avid pattern designer and typography lover, I take pride in producing greetings cards for people to share intimate moments in their lives. I enjoy taking inspiration from nature and the surrounding area here in the New Forest and the South Coast, England.

My designs are created using a fusion of hand rendered and digital techniques. My portfolio range is growing rapidly, meeting customer demands for specific bespoke themed cards. My unique style and use of a vibrant colour palette, catches the eye and stands out against competitors when on display together in store.


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 in 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!

My next exhibition is Top Drawer at Olympia in London, which is a trade fair.

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- Fordingbridge

The Fordingbridge Book shop- Fordingbridge

Sandleheath Stores- Sandleheath

The Bay Window Gift shop- Wilton

All the Cool Stuff- Fordingbridge 

Woodgreen Community shop- Woodgreen

Ever so gift shop- Downtown 

Pamphill dairy farm shop- Wimborne

Lavender and bay- Christchurch, Bournemouth 

"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