Illustration BFA 2010
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Shannon May is an illustrator living in San Francisco, CA. She spent her childhood on the coast of southern Connecticut amongst ruins of the Revolutionary War and monk parakeets. She is inspired by the aesthetics of science and loves museums, Sailor Moon, and geometry. Currently she spends her free time making jewelry, playing ukulele, listening to records, and entertaining her cat, Momo.

Clients include 5280 Magazine, Adweek, Air France, BOOM! Studios, Bloomsbury, Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Cricket Magazine, Design:Retail, Ebony Magazine, Family Circle, FamilyFun, Gioia!, Gizmodo, Google, Grantland, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law Bulletin, Hello! Lucky, Institute of Physics, Kiplinger's, MIT Technology Review, Martha Stewart Living, McSweeney's, New York Times, O Magazine, ReadyMade Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Simon & Schuster, Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Stanford Medicine Magazine, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Bold Italic, University of North Texas Press, Willamette Week, and Workman. She was featured as one of HOW Magazine's "Top 16 Creative Professionals to Watch in 2012", and her work has won awards from American Illustration 29, American Illustration 31, American Illustration 33, Communication Arts, The Society for News Design, and Design*Sponge.
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