Maisy is an Illustrator and Animator based at Marketplace Studios, Stockport. Working on projects across publishing, animation, murals, installations and editorial. Maisy's created work for brands such as Paperchase, Sunday Times, Hallmark, as well as independent Manchester creative and musical hubs, Magma & Night & Day.
Maisy illustrations feature a variety of techniques. These include a combination of paper collage mixed with other mediums ranging from traditional to digital. This handcrafted approach and playful nature within her practice creates outcomes that are both skilfully composed and beautifully produced. Her practice has a focus on illustrating, documenting and collating stories of different communities, looking into their spaces, the people involved, their histories and narratives. This process of documenting & investigating through drawing, is built upon with interviews and research. This evolves into a variety of outcomes; from illustrated publications & print, to laser-cut characters. Maisy's publication ‘Night and Day’, looks into the once Fish & Chip shop come jazz bar Night and Day, to now the renowned eclectic and electric Manchester music venue. This process of working has been translated into other briefs: including a publication for the book shop Magma, a mural for community project 'Open Spaces’, and hoardings for the re-development 'Hilton House' in the Northern Quarter.
Maisy’s projects have been shortlisted in the AOI's World Illustration Awards 2019, in both 'Book' and 'Site Specific' categories. Additionally, her work has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Use of Illustration’ category in the Stack Magazine Awards 2019. Her illustrations have also been featured in Creative Review, as well as the New Designers show guide highlights. Maisy co-runs and co-founded Small Fry, a collective putting on creative events including workshops, print pop ups, & talks; ranging from animation, graphic design, illustration and publishing. Alongside this Maisy is a teaching assistant on the ‘Illustration with Animation’ course at Manchester School of Art.
Co-founded @smallfrycollective www.smallfrycollective.com Events, Talks, Exhibitions & Workshops
Cap and Dove (Commissioned by Greater Manchester Arts), Women in Print (INostaglia, and The Pankhurst Centre), Magma, The Sunday Times, Night & Day, Hilton House, Paperchase, Hallmark.
SHORTLIST & AWARDS
Shortlisted 'Magma-Zine' for the "Best Use of Illustration" Category in the Stack Magazine Awards.
Shortlisted for the AOI's World Illustration Awards in partnership with the Directory of Illustration - in both 'Book' and 'Site Specific' Categories 2019 and work exhibited at Somerset House, London and continuing with the WIA UK tour.
Winner of Undergraduate Cass Art Sketchbook Prize of Manchester School of Art 2018.
Winner of Hallmark Studio Award New Designers 2018 (Week 2)
Runner up Society of Artists Agents Commendation New Designers 2018
Creative Review "Maisy Summer’s charming paper cut illustrations are full of character"
New Designers Show Guide University Highlights, Living Etc, Becks Bekreativ, Neighbouring, MMU, Hallmark, Ditto Mag,