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All About Nina May

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Nina May is a multi-disaplinery Designer and artist working in the Apparel, Toy and Home Decor Industries in Los Angeles for many years. She started in her childhood home studio hand-painting tee shirts for friends. It was suggested to Nina that her hand-painted art on Tees, Tuxedo Jackets and Sweatshirts would sell well to stores. 8TEEZ by Nina was born. Nina designed custom apparel for fashion forward New Wave Punk boutiques on the famed Melrose Avenue and High end style women's fashion retail in Beverly Hills, California such as : Fred Segal, Melons, Cowboys and Poodles, Harari, Modasport and Saks Fifth Ave to name a few

Ms. May has also designed for various apparel manufacturers over the course of her career. At India Ink in Los Angeles, she was head Designer creating Women's and Children's Activewear Collections that sold Nationwide to Major Department stores including; Macy's, Bloomingdales, JC Penney and many more. 

After many seasons in designing for wholesale Women's fashion, Nina received an opportunity to design for Mattel Toys in the Barbie Development Group.  Working with many Barbie Designers on Textiles, Doll Fashion Prototypes and Graphics.  Digital Designing and Hand-Painting fabric in doll scale for many Toy Companies has made Nina a well rounded experienced designer with a variety of skills.


Nina May is currently a Freelance Surface Pattern Designer for Girl's Fashion Doll Prototypes, Hand - Dyed Textiles for Home Decor and Active Sports Apparel fron her studio in Palm Springs, California. 

Clients Include:

Nina's expertise lies in her ability to conceptualize current trends in fashion, art and technology into

Design Projects.  Nina's vibrant eye catching color styling is one her true strengths.  Translating her experience with your design needs is what makes Nina May Designs a relevant choice. Nina has years of experience collaborating with Design Directors in many areas of Fashion, Home and Gift Markets.

Now you can buy original designs on a variety of Designer products available in her Lifestyle Collections in her made to order digitally printed products on demand shops like; Society6, RedBubble, Casetify and TeePublic
Just click on any product and you will connect with the store links on the front page header.  
If you desire a custom designed product or Licensing Opportunity, please contact us.
 We look forward to collaborate with you!
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Nina May in her Punk days when they designed their line of hand-painted apparel for boutiques and major department stores in the Los Angeles area.


Nina lives and works in sunny Palm Springs,California.

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