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Maisy Summer is an award-winning Illustrator & Animator based in Manchester, UK. Working closely with clients on projects that often have storytelling and community at their centre. Maisy adopts a playful approach to her practice, creating layers of delightful textures & carefully observed details within her illustrations.

Her materials of choice are often a combination of gouache, pastels, and paper cuts, letting characters and objects evolve from this handcrafted process. Maisy's projects have been shortlisted in the AOI World Illustration Awards & STACK Magazine Awards, as well as received recognition in It’s Nice That, Creative BoomCreative Review

Maisy's projects can evolve into a variety of outcomes; from illustrated publications and animation to large scale character installations. Alongside freelancing, Maisy teaches at Manchester School of Art on the Illustration with Animation course. She also runs Small Fry (founded in 2018), a collective putting on events, talks & workshops across the city and beyond. Small Fry is currently partnering with the Association of Illustrators, as well as Elephant Academy on various workshops and events for creatives.

Curator of Small Fry, Founded in 2018
Creative Events, Talks & Workshops
Events also in partnership with the AOI & Elephant Academy
Now Then Manchester Article - The Seasoning of Small Fry

Winsor and Newton, Sunday Times, Elephant Academy
Magma, Ensemble Design Studio, Hilton House
Night & Day, Paperchase, Hallmark, York University
Level=, Intern Mag, Oh Mag, Manchester School of Art
Greater Manchester Arts, The Pankhurst Centre

Longlisted Professional Advertising AOI WIA 2021
Shortlisted Best Use of Illustration Stack Magazine Awards 2019
Shortlisted AOI's World Illustration Awards Book & Site Specific Category, exhibited Somerset House & WIA UK Tour 2019
Winner of UG Cass Art Sketchbook Prize at MSoA 2018
Winner of Hallmark Studio Award New Designers Week 2 2018 

New Designers Show Guide University Highlights

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Somerset House, AOI Awards, London 
Benzie Building, Vertical Gallery, Manchester
Business Design Centre, New Designers, London 

Magma MCR
Market Place Studios
Corner/Shop No 70
Rare Mags
M.A.D.E Cirencester
Bury Art Shop
GK Gallery
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