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I’m a traditional signwriter, designer, glass gilder, husband and Dad with a passion for typography, lettering and working by hand.


With over 15 years experience 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.


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Traditional Signwriting


︎ Hand Painted Signs
︎ Gold leaf Gilding 
︎ Fascias & Windows
︎ Bespoke Lettering

Design & Illustration


︎ Branding & Identity
︎ Packaging Design
︎ Design for print
︎ Illustration
 




Testimonials

“ Jon 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



“We commissioned Jon to gild the name of our home on the fanlight above the front door. Jon was quick to respond, helpful in his advice and expert in his creation of the gilding. It looks great and really adds something special to the appearance of our home.”

Emily McCunn - Worthing




Experience

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In-House


Paladone Products

2017 - 2021

Proporta

2012 - 2014

Coroliss
2008 - 2011


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Agencies


Banjo Advertising

59 Deluxe

Unite Creative

Hometown London

L&S Printing


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Internships


Red Design 
Jew Street
Brighton
Jan 2007

Crush Creative
Brighton
Dec 2006 - Jan 2007


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Education


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


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Workshops


Dave Smith
4 day gilding & glass decorating workshop
Feb 2018 

Joby Carter
5 day intensive signwriting course
Jan 2018




Bookings, questions, pricing, enquiries?

 ︎ Please get in touch ︎


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• LETTERING, HAND PAINTED SIGNS & GOLD LEAf •
• Graphic Design & illustration •


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