ABOUT MAY

I am passionate about being true to my core and following my intuition.

New projects always bring with them the opportunity to uncover new insights - this, to me, is the most important aspect of working in the creative field. Whether it is through making a poster for an event in Photoshop or painting a commissioned piece of art by hand, there is so much to learn and explore! Not only for me but within that creative relationship. 

My whole life I have used creativity as a means to propel myself forward, as a form of therapy - whether that is through scrapbooking, cooking, photography, doodling, singing, video editing, etc. 

I have an Undergraduate Degree in Studio Fine Arts (honours) and English Literature (minor) from Bishop’s University, located in the countryside of the Eastern Townships (Quebec). I took courses there in traditional sculpture, printmaking and painting techniques, as well as dabbling in more contemporary arts such as digital imaging, video exploration and graphic novels/comics.  
 

Following my interest in contemporary art forms, I obtained an Honours Diploma in Graphic Design at the Toronto Film School in 2017. This diploma allowed me to expand my network and helped me realize how my traditional artistic roots can grow and flourish in a modern world.
 

Throughout my practice, I have realized that simple is always better and gut reactions never lie. 

Currently I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where I was born and raised. I work with the Hamilton Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) as a Tutor in a local elementary school. I also am freelance graphic designer on the side, with clients from various backgrounds and in various disciplines. I am excited to see where my creative journey may lead and I look forward to continue using my skills and abilities to enrich the local community. 


If you have an idea that you think would be a good fit with the work samples you see around the site, shoot me an email or text anytime!
Look forward to hearing from you! :) 

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