Hello, my name is May Leong. I am a Surface Designer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Since at a very young age, I have an affinity for beautiful and cute things. However I did not further develop and pursue a career related to my interest. Armed with a Bachelor Degree in Economics, I worked as a HR Professional in Corporate America for almost two decades, including living and posting in Singapore and Hong Kong.
I had a soul searching journey after quiting my corporate job and discovered the world of surface design by chance in 2013. In 2014, I went to Northern Europe for holidays. In Helsinki, I saw a queue outside a Musuem where Tove Jansson's 100 Year Celebration Exhibition was held. The beautiful smiles and laughters of the little children when the Moomin Mascot appeared melted my heart and given me a very deep impression.
Later, I learnt Illustrator & Photoshop and took up numerous courses including Lily Roger's MATS A & B as well as ABSPD (Art & Business of Surface Pattern) by MIID (Make It In Design School) and Textile Design by Pattern Observer to learn the skills of illustrations, design and surface pattern design. Eventually, I bought a wacom tablet and began my creative journey as a Surface Designer.
In 2015, I attended and exhibited my portfolio In Surtex and also walked the National Stationery Show, New York. By then, I have decided Art and Design will be my whole life pursuit. Colours and patterns make the world a more beautiful and interesting place. It is my sincere hope that I can create art and surface patterns to provide more choices and options to you and your love ones to celebrate life occasions and beautiful moments; to beautify your living environment and surroundings to make your every day life even more pleasant and lively !