Steve May


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Steve May is an animation director & freelance illustrator based in London (UK).
He was born in sunny Hastings & spent his childhood drawing lots of things & discovering interesting ways of injuring himself.

After studying Fine Art painting & film-making in Nottingham Steve completed an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art & currently works as a successful London based freelance illustrator & animation director.

As an animation director he has directed several short films including the award winning ‘Gut’ & 'X&Y' which was picked for the 2008 British Animation Awards, & 'Rabbits' & 'Anger' which won the Association of Illustrators Gold New Media award in 2010 & 2012 respectively. He has worked widely in TV & commercials including designing & directing ‘Spacehopper Man’ for the acclaimed cult BBC series ‘Monkeydust’ He is currently represented by Picasso Pictures, London (

As an illustrator Steve has worked widely in editorial, childrens publishing & advertising for clients including The Guardian, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, Nokia, Marks & Spencer & BP. He is currently represented by Arena Illustration (

He still draws lots but injures himself less regularly these days.

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  1. simon landrein
  2. Robert Lyons
  3. Arena Illustration
  4. aleia
  5. Luma.Launisch
  6. Dan Andrew
  7. Thomas Knowler
  8. Tony Burke
  9. Wednesday
  10. George Shelbourn
  11. zehhcastro
  12. Animake
  13. iria lopez
  14. ManvsMachine
  15. 12Foot6
  16. christian ruland
  17. OFF mag
  18. Filipe Alcada

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