May Taylor

May Taylor – Designer

I am an illustrator with 5 years of experience I create bright narrative filled pieces of work that will be sure to catch readers eyes.


My work centres mostly around figures and portraiture with a big focus on colour combinations and the use of colour, I create bold illustrations that use flat sections of colour and prominent line art to create striking images with a lot of personality and attitude.

I love getting my teeth into a project and working together with a client to bring the best out of a project, I am extremely flexible and love to communicate and bounce ideas with a client while working together, I am fully committed to realising your ideas and translating them within a brief.

I achieved a first class honours in Illustration for commercial application from The Northern School Of Art and recently worked as a fill time illustrator for a company for over a year before returning to world of freelance.

Fantasy LGBTQ Fiction Romance
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
  • degree in illustration

Work experience


Jun, 2020 — Present

Currently working with the company Faerine's Forge on a set of Fantasy themed designs of characters of each class in the game DND.

I created a set of three portraits of influential women throughout history to be used on educational flashcards and a colouring book, for the company Pencil Ink Academy.

created a set of 6 illustrated album covers for the musical artist infinite arcade, I also created a character design of a persona for infinite arcade and various other promotional material.

Lady Longhorn

Feb, 2020 — Oct, 2020 (8 months)

I worked part time at the art gallery Lady Longhorn as an illustrator for a new project they where setting up called I Fly You Fly, during this time I created mindfulness and positivity illustrations and developed the branding for the wellness brand I Fly You Fly.


May, 2016 — May, 2019 (about 3 years)

Between these dates I completed various freelance illustration jobs including

I created a digital mural design that was printed as wallpaper and used on the adolescent mental health wards at Ancora house at The Countess Of Chester Hospital

I illustrated an alternate front cover design for the graphic novel worn

I created merchandise designs for the Band Tirade

May has 5 reviews





Nicole T.

Nicole T.

Jan, 2024

I don’t have enough words to express what an absolute pleasure it was working with May. I didn’t quite know exactly what I wanted but she still got it right—in fact she surpassed any expectations I might have had. She is absolutely talented, patient, responsive and forthcoming. The work she produced for me is breathtaking and because this is my first time experiencing a collaborative task here ...
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May T.
Thank you so much, its been awesome working with you and I'm so proud of what we made together, it was an absolute pleasure collaborating with you :)
Michelle R.

Michelle R.

Dec, 2023

I've genuinely enjoyed this collaboration. It's gone beyond my expectations, and considering how unrealistic that is, really does say something. I hope to work with her for the next three book covers as well.
May T.
Thank you, I have really enjoyed this collaboration and I can’t wait to get working on the rest of the series :)
Bryn S.

Bryn S.

May, 2023

I am very lucky that I found May for this project. She was the perfect choice for my first book cover. She exceeded all my expectations, and she was wonderful to work with. She asked all the right questions to make sure I got exactly what I wanted, even when I didn't know what I wanted to begin with, and she was very patient with me as a first-time author who wasn't too familiar with the proces...
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May T.
This was so sweet, it was honestly a joy working with you I had so much fun with this project, and I can't wait to get myself a copy ☺️
Ron H.

Ron H.

Mar, 2023

I liked that she kept me involved in the entire process. She took my vision for a book cover design and brilliantly illustrated it. I plan on contacting her again on future projects...
Nancy W.

Nancy W.

Feb, 2023

It was a pleasure working with May. She was great at communicating throughout the process and was open to collaborating on all ideas. I love the end result!

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