“A sense of motion pervades the work of Richard May, sometimes as soft and fluid as water, at others like a shaky camera take. A stylistic vagrant and a bit of a chameleon; the rich tactile and textural qualities... of his subtler work find favour with some, while others prefer his colourful and dynamic graphic approach.”
- Suzanne Cline, Adobe
I am an illustrator, graphic artist and photographer, based mainly in London, sometimes Miami.
Selected clients: Advertising Age, The BBC, The Big Issue, British Airways, Budweiser, Computer Arts, The Criterion Collection, Echobelly, Esquire, Fortean Times, The FT, Fujifilm, Framework, The Guardian, GQ, The Independent, Lascivous Lingerie, Little White Lies, Luaka Bop, The Music Exchange, New York Magazine, Nordstrom, Peugeot, RadioTimes, Random House, Ray Gun, Royal Mail, Sleaford Mods - Invisible Britain, Sony, Swarovski, The Telegraph, Time, TimeOut, Vogue, Waitrose, Warner Bros, Wired.
My artwork has been featured in books by Lawrence Zeegen, Helen Walters and Design is Kinky, and in group exhibitions at The Fashion & Textile Museum, The Singapore Design Festival and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. I have spoken at design festivals and conferences internationally, including Semi-Permanent, OFFF, and Design Madison.
In a previous life I was co-founder of design and cult culture webzine Pixelsurgeon (with Jason Arber, Rina Cheung and Sam Gilbey), all-star illustration collective Black Convoy (with John McFaul, Adrian Johnson, Jon Burgerman, Andy Potts, Mark Taplin, Steve Smith, Gary Neil, Tim Marrs, Lee Ford, NEW Studio, Miles Donovan and Andrew Rae) and moving image company Wyld Stallyons (with Chris Sayer, Jason Arber and Natalie Busuttil).