Alumni: Richard May


Pictured: Print work 2015 Seaford Mods ©Richie May

Richie graduated from Illustration with Animation in 1998 and has had a rich and varied career across Illustration, Graphic Design, Moving Image and Photography. He was cofounder of  the moving image company Wyld Stallyons alongside another Mcr Sch Art Alumni Chris Sayer,  design digest Pixelsurgeon and all-star illustration collective Black Convoy.

Richie has spoken at numerous design events and conferences including OFFF, Computer Arts live, and Design Madison.

Clients including The BBC, British Airways, Computer Arts, Esquire,  The FT, Fujifilm, he Guardian, GQ, The Independent, Leo Burnett, Little White Lies, MacUser,  Peugeot, RadioTimes,  David Carson’s Ray Gun, Sleaford Mods Sony, The Telegraph, Time, Vogue, Warner Bros, Wired.

From Richie’s website a testimonial from – Suzanne Cline, Adobe

“A sense of motion pervades the work of Richard May, sometimes as soft and fluid as water, at others like a shaky camera take. A stylistic vagrant and a bit of a chameleon; the rich tactile and textural qualities and ethereal look of his subtler work find favour with some, while others prefer his colourful and dynamic graphic approach.”  

Richie May website

Richie May AOI site



Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.