︎ Info

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

Attention to detail, clarity, craft and quality are the cornerstones of my studio practice.

Over the past 15+ years I've worked on numerous packaging, branding, illustration and sign writing projects for a variety of small and large businesses, private individuals, well know brands and agencies.

I utilise traditional craft techniques including signwriting, gold leaf gilding and pencil drawing alongside an advanced knowledge of design software to produce work that is rooted in tradition and relevant in today’s digital world.

︎ Services


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


︎ 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. ”

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 really adds something special to the appearance of our home.”

Emily McCunn - Worthing

︎ Clients & Brands



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