Woman and Her Needs – Solo Art Exhibition

Woman and Her Needs Tribeca Gallery Paducah, KY

Nikki D. May Art + Design

After doing freelance design for 20 years under the name Blue Frog Designs and trying to sustain a fine art practice on the side, as well as maintaining separate websites for each, I merged the two into one. I am now doing both under my own name and am working on merging the two into one more cohesive brand. Come along for the...

University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona, Italy (1988)

Studied painting, drawing, papermaking, bookbinding, art history + Italian language in Cortona. Ate my way from Rome to Venice and back!

University of Georgia (1987-1990)

BFA in drawing and painting, with an emphasis on drawing.

Savannah College of Art + Design (1991-1994)

Completed coursework and thesis exhibition requirements for MFA in Fibers.

Professional Fine Artist + Illustrator (Lifetime!)

Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media/collage, mural painting + photography. Please see my art portfolio.

Principal/Designer at Blue Frog Designs (1996-2015)

Freelance graphic design, web design + development, branding + illustration working under the name Blue Frog Designs. Please see projects in my design portfolio.
Partner/Designer/Developer at iList Paducah (2007-1015)

Partner/Designer/Developer at iList Paducah (2007-1015)

Designed and developed community website/event calendar for Paducah, Kentucky. Handled all aspects of running the site including all content, publicity and promotion, social media, brand awareness, event planning and participation, contributors, ad sales and email marketing. Winner of 2010 Chamber of Commerce Innovator of the Year Award and 2013 Collaborative Womens’ Conference Collaboration Award. Sold site to a local magazine in...

Marathon Apparel (1994-1996)

Designer + Illustrator for licensed apparel for National Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy and more.

Creative Director at IBM Interactive

User experience strategy and design lead for large-scale websites. Team lead for Art and Creative Directors. Key Clients/Projects: IBM On Demand Community | Creative Director + Information Architect TryScience | Interface Design + Illustration for Outdoor Adventure Game EXploring Interest in Technology + Engineering (EXITE) Camp | Planned + taught web design course to inner city middle school girls The New York Times | Led Redesign of nytimes.com KidSmart Early Learning Program | Logo Design Additional Clients: Kroger Kroger 2000 Sydney Olympics Univision Time-Life Music PriceWaterhouseCoopers UPS...