I’m a designer, sign painter, husband and Dad with a passion for typography, lettering and working by hand. 

With 15+ yrs experience working as a graphic designer, illustrator and sign painter I have assisted a wide variety of companies, brands, businesses and individuals.

I have worked alongside publishers, printers, private individuals, start-ups, charities, well known brands, advertising agencies, media providers, pubs, barbers, cafés, restuarants, a bank, a bakery, a watchmaker and Britain’s last surviving temperance bar.


 ︎ Traditional Signwriting / Hand Lettering / Gold leaf Gilding 

︎ Graphic Design / Illustration / Identity / Packaging Design / Adobe CC 




Paladone Products

2017 - 2020 


2012 - 2014

2008 - 2011



Banjo Advertising

59 Deluxe

Unite Creative

Hometown London

L&S Printing



Red Design 
Jew Street
Jan 2007

Crush Creative
Dec 2006 - Jan 2007



BA(hons) Product Design 

Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, Chislehurst, London.
Sep 2000 - 2003

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Brighton College of Technology
Sep 1999



Dave Smith
4 day gilding & glass decorating workshop
Feb 2018 

Joby Carter
5 day intensive signwriting course
Jan 2018


“ We’ve used Jon’s services on three ocassions for sign writing in our pub. He combines all of the traditional skills of a master signwriter to deliver the beautiful hand painted look that we wanted. Both the inside and outside of our pub is now adorned with his amazing work. We can’t recommend Jon more highly. ”

John Azzopardi - The Brooksteed, Worthing

“ But what really floats my boat is the wonderful things sign! The shop just got a whole lot better because Jon May made it by hand, in the traditional way. What a pleasure doing business with that guy!”

Giles Ellis - Schofield Watch Company, Upper Beading

“Jon's attention to detail and ability to completely encapsulate who Chocolatician is now and will be in decades to come in the logo, chocolate coin and signage work was just astounding.”

Jen Lindsey-Clark - Chocolatician, Shoreham


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