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!

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

"Arts University Degree show"



"Suddenly last summer, showcasing graduate work"


Craft fairs 


Riverside Kiosk- Fordingbridge

The Fordingbridge Book shop- Fordingbridge

Sandleheath Stores- Sandleheath

Sunnyfields farm shop- Southampton

All the Cool Stuff- Fordingbridge 

Woodgreen Community shop- Woodgreen

Happyccino- Cafe Wimborne

Pamphill dairy farm shop- Wimborne

Lavender and bay- Christchurch, Bournemouth 

Fordingbridge Farm shop-Fordingbridge 

The Paper Plane gift shop-Bristol 

Kirstie Allsopp the Handmade fair

Fordingbridge craft fair

The Teenage market 

Salisbury Chalets 

Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 

The Makers Market

Local school fairs 

Trade shows

Top Drawer- London Olympia 

Quickbooks Connect- London Olympia